Monday, September 12, 2011

If you do ONE thing this week...


Now I know money is tight as it is but I can almost guarantee that you're spending money here and there that you don't need to. Brew your own pot of coffee at home. Forego the 'Value Meal' that sets you back $6.00 and pack your own lunch. Paint your own nails instead of going to the nail salon. (That's $20 right there!) Buy a bottle of wine from the grocery store instead of hitting up your after work Happy Hour spot. Meet your girlfriend for a walk instead of coffee. Use up the beauty products in your cabinet before rushing out to buy brand new. Buy generic, not name-brand. Don't give into buying the overpriced goodies at the concession stands at sporting events.

If you can get in the habit of doing this on a regular basis, you'll be amazed at how much the un-necessary items add up. And how much more money you'll have to spend on things you do need! If you're like me and need to visibly see your work pay off, put the money in a piggy bank and watch it grow. This shouldn't be too tough - it's $5 bucks Monday thru Friday. If you can do this, you'll save an extra $100 per month. Doesn't seem like much but it all adds up!

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