Easy ways to save money everyday

Brown bag lunchIt’s happening at the gas pumps, grocery stores, and department stores; everything is getting expensive. In these times, it seems impossible to keep up with raising prices. It is even more impossible to save money. Some of us have postpone our yearly family vacations because it is just too expensive or not in our budget this for year. It does not have to be that way.

Today, we will discuss some ways to save money even when we are feeling the squeeze.

1. Clip Coupons

This may seem not so obvious to some but the savings could be surprising. On average, we save about $20 a month. This savings works out to $240 a year. In addition to traditional coupon, you can find coupons online from sites such as mycoupons.com, valpak.com, and www.coupons.com .

2. Shop Online

Shopping online saves money, time, and gas. Stop spending at the pump and head straight online. Shopping online helps us to avoid wasting gas and time because we don’t have to physically drive to stores. Online stores such as Amazon.com has deals of the day everyday and free shipping for purchase over $25. If you link to idea then you will love the post 90 percent off at Amazon.

3. Eat out less

Old habits are hard to break but changing our eating habits could save us a lot of money.
If you buy breakfast ($5) and lunch ($10), then you are spending at least $15 a day. That equals $60 a week, $240 a month and $2880 a year. Eating breakfast at home could save you at least $1000 a year. That $1000 could help pay for your next family vacation.

4. Buy Used

Like eating out less, buying used could save you a chunk of change. We sometimes buy books, gadgets, and DVDs used. Site such as www.half.com and www.craigslist.org/
will help you find some deals that are up 80% off. 80% sound like a fabulous way to save some money.

5. Visit your Library

If you are looking for looking for free activities for yourself and/or you kids ,then you will find it at your local library. There is much more to do at the library than just borrowing books and doing boring research. My wife takes my daughter almost every Wednesday to our local the library for story time. Your public library has free and fun events for all ages. Some libraries also have computer training and cultural events for free as well. I recently found out the some libraries also loan out Nintendo Wii Games.

Saving money should be our goal year round especially when the economy is not doing so well. If you follow the tips here ,then you may save some money.