Monday, August 15, 2016

Save Money Every Month with These 5 Easy Tips!

Do you budget your money? How do you determine what to spend on bills and extraneous expenses? What are things you cut out if money is tight at times? What do you splurge on if you have a little extra?
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Anyone who knows me knows that I am careful with money. I wouldn't say extreme, but I do not like paying more than what is needed for anything. That is especially true for those boring but necessary bills like electricity, cable, cell phones, grocery, and more. When you save on necessities you have more to spend on fun things like travel! So how can you cut down on those necessities? I am sharing some tips today!



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1. Grocery shopping

If you are lucky enough to have several grocery store chains around your home, try shopping at them each for a few weeks and review your total. When you eat the same types of food week to week, you get an idea of what is a good price and what is exorbitant. Once you've found a place where the prices are consistently good, just shop there. Coupons and sales always help, but they only go so far if the item cost is already high. Save time, energy, and money by doing your grocery shopping at a store where prices are consistently low.

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2. Electricity

Are you using energy saving light bulbs? What about a programmable thermostat? Don't forget to turn off the lights and fan after leaving each room. These things can all help to save you some money each month.

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3. Cell phone bill

Family plans are very economical. We have my parents on our plan and it drastically reduced our cost per person. Cell phone companies often have a slew of discounts available, too. Check to see if they have a discount for you. We were able to compare my husband's company's discount to my teacher discount to get the best rate (up to 20% off the plan)! If you aren't getting a discount on your cell phone plan each month, you are probably wasting money.

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4. Cable and internet

These days loyalty counts for nothing which is unfortunate. Many cable or satellite tv companies have deals to entice new customers then drastically increase the prices after a year or two. We save money by calling customer service after the deal is up and seeing if they will continue our deal (this works well for our newspaper, too). If they won't continue it, then we switch companies. We have the option of two different satellite tv companies and cable so we have rotated around them to make sure we are getting the best deal. It can be annoying to make those installation appointments, but we save several hundred dollars each year.

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5. Dry Cleaning 

It's difficult to completely avoid having any dry clean only or hand wash only items in your closet. And if you work in a business environment, items that require dry cleaning like blazers and suits are a necessity! Dry cleaning bills really add up over time. By switching to Dryel, you can save money each month by not paying those dry cleaning bills and doing it at home. It costs as low as $0.25 a garment. My husband thinks Dryel does an even better job than the dry cleaners with getting stains and smells out, especially with the booster spray. And Dryel has a new stain pen that even works on delicate clothing that will help you get those stains out even more! You can find the new Dryel Stain Pens at the HSN


Thank you to Dryel for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own. 

11 comments:

  1. Lovely tips on saving money, so important go over the lifestyle and see where one can improve! Love to compare different grocery stores and their prices, so mad how much it can differ depending on the location! Have a lovely week! Xx

    www.thefashionfolks.com

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  2. These are great tips! Groceries, cell phones and cable are some of our biggest expenses. I'd like to try that dry cleaning kit - such a good idea!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  3. These are great tips! I have never tried Dryer but I might give it a shot soon. :)

    http://www.kathrineeldridge.com

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  4. I am the worst at saving money! These tips are great though . . . the dryel is something I never even heard of but must pick up

    Life is just Rosie

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  5. I cringe at the thought of how much our grocery bill is monthly.

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  6. I've never thought of trying out a few different grocery stores to see if my totals are different each week! Interesting thought! I don't even know how much we spend on some things like our cell and Charter, because my husband handles those. I am sure I would cringe!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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  7. I use dryel and love it! Saves so much money on dry cleaning! Eeekkk! on the cell phone bill though! So expensive these days!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

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  8. I have this dryel and haven't even tried it yet. Luckily I don't need to dry clean things that often now---but it's the best to have it for when I need it!
    jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  9. Oh yeah I got the cell phone bill covered I pay $40/month unlimited. I have my service with Virgin Mobile not the most robust service and my plan at this point has been grandfathered in, but it sure beats $70.00-$90/month.

    Allie of ALLIENYC
    www.allienyc.com

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  10. I swear by #5, so I love these tips!

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  11. Have got to get on a budget. Thank you for some useful tips.

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