Managing money is a challenge for many people. In an effort to pay for all of your expenses and still save some money, take a few minutes at Meetinghouse and check out these frugal spending tips:
- Keep an eye on your utilities. Don't just pay your utilities automatically without taking a look at the details. Analyze how much you spend on each bill, such as your cell phone or cable bill, and contact the company if you think you could get a better rate. Sometimes all it takes is to ask.
- Shop for discounted or off-brand items. Whether you're shopping for food or clothing, consider purchasing generic items. If you're attached to your favorite brand of yogurt or those name-brand running sneakers, that's okay! Just try to be thrifty when shopping for other items.
- Plan your meals. If you don't bring your lunch to work or plan dinner, you'll probably end up eating out, which can become costly. Pack a few brown bag lunches for the week and make a schedule of meals that you'll prepare for dinner each week, then go food shopping for everything you need.
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Our House: Common Overspending Traps to Avoid [Well Heeled Blog]
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