Last week we asked you to share your tips for saving money and we found out that the Levo community has quite a few money-saving prodigies. Thanks to all who left comments and shared their thrifty secrets with us. I plan to use them all and become extremely wealthy in the near future.
Below, “The 6 Best Money-Saving Tips” from the Levo Community. Happy saving!
- Celebrate a Zero Spending Day every week by spending zero dollars and zero cents. It’s liberating, we promise. (Tip submitted by Alyssa Duprey)
- Get a jar and make small weekly deposits into it corresponding to that week of the year—$1 for the first week of January, $2 for the second week, and so on. Good news: after 52 weeks, you’re going to have a jar with $1,378 in it. (Tip submitted by Melissa Slack)
- When you get a raise, calculate the amount increase per paycheck and have that amount directly deposited to your savings account from now on. Out of sight, out of mind. (Tip submitted by Mary Reed)
- You know when you go to Amazon for an item you need and, cut to 20 minutes later, you have a 8 items in your shopping cart (because you didn’t realize you needed essentials like the Original Zoodle Slicer, but you absolutely do)? When you find yourself in an e-commerce downward spiral, empty your shopping cart and deposit that money you were about to spend on unnecessary items into you savings account. (Tip submitted by Carrie Cousins)
- Save all of your $5 bills in a jar. If you buy a coffee and get a $5 bill and two $1 bills back, save the $5. Make a habit of this. Pretend like $5 bills don’t even exist anymore outside of a glass jar. (Tip submitted by Bernadette Sheridan, who saved over $1,400 in a year doing this!)
- Before settling in for another confusing episode of “True Detective,” take time to prepare a big batch of food for the week on Sunday night. Need recipe ideas? We got ’em. Not convinced bringing lunch to work will save you money? It does…well, if you plan properly. (Tip submitted by Amanda Roberts)
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