Saving money and cutting expenses is the “fun” part of your financial foundation. This is the part where you learn to live within the security of your money spending plan. Saving money requires creativity and thinking outside of the box. I love doing this! If I have a budget I can find a way to live well within it. No matter how small.
Ways to Save Money
Our internet raised $25 dollars a month and I called them up and said that was a price I could not afford. After a 30 minute conversation I was about to save us $20.00 a month! Then, we switched our car insurance and saved another $60.00 a month. Finally, we cut a monthly shooting range membership to increase our savings to just over $100 a month! Why did I not do this sooner?!?!
The best way to save is one simple word… no! When we increased our income and had extra income I wanted to go to Italy, Josh wanted a new TV. (You know those TV’s on display when you walk into Costco… all of those.) But we realized we would be giving up future financial security if we strayed from our “Spending Plan” and we couldn’t afford that!
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