Lately, I cannot seem to stop telling people how to save money — and fast! Recently, I added up the numbers and by using some of the following methods, our family was able to free up an additional $40,000 per year. Just by working to reduce our monthly bills, we were able to save more money all year long. I mean…big time! Now, hopefully you’re not wasting as much money as we had been, but hopefully, that’s enough proof to assure you that the following money-saving tips really work.
I used to be that mom who spent hours in the kitchen crafting and perfecting recipes and you know what? I loved it. It was great. But, then I started homeschooling and running my own online business and time in the kitchen (plus the dishes) was not on my to-do list anymore. In the last few years I have tried to perfect ways to be lazier…without upping our budget too much. I’m gonna break down for you my sneaky hacks for how I started cooking less while also saving more money. Because, mama, I got your back.
Working to save money can be a hard feat to overcome. There are negative money mindsets that could have been stuck in your brain since you were a kid. The good news is there, are ways that you can trick your brain into saving more money while you master a healthy money mindset. Let’s chat about some of the ways you can trick yourself into building wealth and how you can retrain your brain so saving money becomes easier and easier.
A lot of us go into a new year with big goals and in the top 10 New Year’s resolutions, saving more money is number 4. That means 32% of people are going into a new year hoping to have more money by the end of it and the majority of them often fall short. It’s because the idea of saving money often makes us feel like we’re living in a state of deprivation. Sacrificing and scrimping to save is not fun for anyone. That’s why I’ve laid out 5 steps to saving more money this year that aren’t going to make you feel like you’re totally poor and deprived of life’s joys.