This is How to Stop Spending Money
Payday is the best day of the week until you realize how much of that money is already gone. Groceries, memberships, Netflix, Internet, and bills galore each take their share of your hard earned money. Some costs are unavoidable, but there are ways to stop spending money. Here are just a few.
Use ALL of your Groceries
Grocery shopping is a weekly, sometimes even twice weekly trip that everyone has to make. The average person spends one $107 a week on grocery items, a number that only goes up if you shop for a household. Add the cost of gas devoted to making shopping trips, and you end up spending quite a pretty penny on your runs to the store.Ask yourself this, Do you use everything you buy? Think about all of the canned products and freezer items that just sit in the fridge week after week. Maybe you were planning on using them for a recipe, but work wore you out too much to bother with cooking. It could also be that your roommates or family burned through some foods that you find hard to live without. Now calculate the cost of going to the grocery store once or twice a week. You can cut some money out of your grocery trips by trying to use as many of your grocery items as possible, within reason, before going back to the store.
Cancel Unused Memberships or Services
Look at the services or memberships you pay for on a weekly or monthly basis, and cancel the ones you never make use of. Even if it is something you would like to be a part of, like a gym or club, you may not have the time or the distance might be inconvenient to cover. Get rid of non-essential services or luxuries, like premium channels or Amazon Prime, if the cost outweighs the benefit of having them. It can relieve a bit of stress on your wallet, and your mind.
Get Some Skills in the Kitchen
Going out to eat can be a nice break from routine or a solid first date experience. But, depending on where you go, it can get expensive. You can make similar plates at home with a little time and effort, and at a fraction of the cost it would be at a restaurant. If you are an inexperienced cook, this is all the better, as you can learn a life skill that can save you tons of money on grocery shopping as well. Often, pre-prepared or processed foods (i.e. boneless chicken) have a convenience cost attached to them. Learning kitchen skills can help you cut corners on grocery trips and restaurant spending.Want to know some ways to increase your income? Check out this article to learn how you can!