Three Tips for Thrifty Living

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Everyone wants to save money, but sometimes it’s hard to figure out exactly how to do that. Most people don’t really think about how they spend and you can usually make huge dents in your spending through simple ways. Of course, it’s a little more complicated that “spend less.” We often take for granted the things that we spend our money on in daily life, and the line between need and want begins to blur. If you’re wanting tips for thrifty living, consider some of these options:

Prepaid Phones

Mobile phones are a reality of today and the large majority of Americans have them. They are really great to have. They allow us to cut our tether to landlines and makes us a more mobile society. They’re great for emergency situations and convenience. However, they really take a bit out of your monthly budget when it comes time to pay the hefty monthly price. These cellphone plans tie you into long-term contracts and are loaded with hidden fees. You could instead, get a Prepaid Phone Plans and only pay for what you’re using. Depending on what you use your cell phone for, it’s the best choice if you just need a way to make phone calls.

Groupon

You can stay in every day and never go out for a little entertainment, but that’s not realistic. Everyone needs to go out and have a good time and let off a little steam. Groupon is great for anyone that wants to get more for less. With this site you can buy great deals for restaurants, clothing, and pretty much anything else you can think of. It’s a way to cut down on the costs of going and and spending money without sacrificing quality.

Buy In Bulk

Planning is the best strategy towards saving. When you sit down and map out a meal plan, you already saving a lot of money. This way you can go to the store and buy in bulk. You’ll have a good idea of what you’ll need for the week or two weeks ahead. You won’t find yourself constantly going to the store and buying food every other day. Sit down each week and plan out your needs so you’re not going out to eat all the time, which is a huge expense.

Perhaps the best way to save is to really think before you spend. We often buy things and feel shoppers remorse later on. We’re all guilty of impulse buying. That’s why it’s a good idea before you head to the check-out lane, as yourself, “Do I need this? Can I do without it?” This preemptive approach to saving is the best way but there are tons of other tips for people to make a change to their bad habits and finally start living a thrifty life.

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1 Nicola August 14, 2013 at 4:26 pm

I must say, my own thrifty tip in this vein is to put into Google (product) discount and see what comes up. That saves me money on everything from vitamins to clothing and more!

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2 Heidi August 15, 2013 at 4:14 pm

I like to use amazon
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