The Little Things Add Up
When you don’t have a lot of money to start with, saving money can be tricky. Some people might advise you to fire your maid and take less vacations. Well, what if you can’t even afford those things in the first place? There are many ways to save money and live a frugal lifestyle without sacrificing too much. Those little things can add up!
Tips For Saving Money
1. Buy Used
This is especially important for those with kids. Kids grow so fast and their interests change all the time. There is no reason to buy brand new, brand name clothes for them. What do you do with your kid’s clothes when they outgrow them? You hand them down or you donate them right? Well, other people do this too. You can find great quality clothing for your kids at very reasonable prices at second hand stores. Why buy your kid a $40 pair of jeans that they are going to grow out of by next year? Instead, buy them a used pair for $5 and save yourself some money.
This can go for many other things other than clothes. There are online market places where people sell their old items. Things like baby items, furniture, cars, house hold items, toys, lawn equipment, and pretty much anything you could want or need. Sometimes they even give them away for free. You just have to keep a look out and you could score some good deals on things you already need. Don’t spend hundreds of dollars on a new desk when you could find a used one for far less. Used items still have a lot of life left in them. Take advantage of that and buy used.
2. Shop Smart
If you aren’t buying used, make sure you are getting the most bang for your buck. If you are on the look out for a new stove, don’t buy the first one you see and like. Research different stores and compare prices. Saving money takes some time and effort but it can be done.