5 Unique Ways to Save Money
We’ve talked about ways to save money a handful of times on our blog, but we decided to switch things up a little bit this time for America Saves Week. There are tons of unique and obscure ways to save cash, so check out some of these ways below.
Collect spare change in a jar – It might not seem like it in the moment, but the spare change you get from your everyday purchases that gets lost in your pockets or between the seats in your car really adds up. By taking the easy step of putting this money aside every time you make a purchase, you’ll see your funds add up without putting in any extra money-making effort.
Go thrifting or utilize secondhand shops – You know how the saying goes: one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Well, when it comes to saving money, this couldn’t be truer! Secondhand shops or thrift stores can be chock full of great purchases of lightly used items that were simply no longer wanted or needed by their previous owners. Whether it’s clothing items or housing needs, thrift stores can be a great place to start your buying journey if you’re looking to save money.
Save your $5 bills – This can be a fun and unique saving option once you’ve got a little bit of money saved up to fall back on. Let’s say, for example, that you pay for a movie using a $20 bill. The cashier hands you back $10 change in the form of a $5 bill and five $1 bills. Stash away the $5 bill to your savings, and watch your funds add up in no time!
Stick to cash – The convenience of debit or credit cards make them a favorite form of payment amongst many spenders. However, sticking to cash is often the better option when trying to save money. By setting aside a fixed amount of cash every month for things like groceries and clothes, you are restricted to only spending the set amount of money you’ve allotted yourself. This will both save you money and help you form healthier spending habits.
Find free activities – Having fun doesn’t necessarily have to break the bank; You’d be surprised how many free activities there are in your community. A simple internet search of your city’s name followed by “free activities” should bring up a solid list of ways to have fun without hurting your wallet.