Unconventional Ways to Save Money

There are many ways to save money as you can see in the category save money, so we decided to write an article about some unconventional ways to set some money aside.

1. Turn off the Television

One of the ways to save money is by watching less television. For example you save energy, less exposure to guilt-inducing ads and so on. The time that you gain can be spending on other things in life or on more productive ways (such as building your own business for instance.)

2. Trim Collections

Almost everyone collect something- so what do you collect? Take another critical look at your collections. Does it still bring you joy or do you do it because it has become a habit? If so, should you continue? Are there duplicate items that you can sell? Is there a way to cut spending, but still grow your collection? Try to be creative!

3. 30 Day Rule

Whenever you’re considering making an unnecessary purchase, then try to wait for thirty days and then ask yourself if you still want to buy the item. In most cases you’ll find that the buying urge has gone and you’ve saved some money. Of course, it takes a strong will and some time to getting used to, but it works very well to get rid of impulse buying.

4. Drink more Water

It’s not only good for your health, but also good for your wallet. Drink a large glass of water before each meal. It will not only helping you to digest it better, but you also won’t each that much, saving you money on your food bill!

5. Cut Back on Convenience Food

Try to cut back on convenience food, fast food and microwave meals. Make home prepared meals instead of fast food. It’s not only healthier than fast food, but it can also save you a lot of money. If time is an issue on a workday then prepare bulk meals during the weekend for the next week. You’ll save a lot of cash on this one!

6. Clean Air Filter

Cleaning you cars air filter can save you a lot of money on gas. A clean air filter can improve your gas mileage by up to 7%, saving you more than $100 for every 10,000 miles you drive (in an average car.) Look in you cars manual for cleaning instructions.

7. Join a Volunteer Program

Instead of spending a lot of money on expensive hobbies you could join a volunteer program. You’ll meet new people, get some free exercise, less time to spend money and you do something good (which in turn make you feel good, which is good for your health.)

8. Shop in Meals

Whenever you pick up an item in order to add it to your cart, stop for a second and think about it if you really need it. Is the item necessary for the meals you intend to prepare, in most cases its not. Think in meals, it will save you a lot of money on groceries.

Leave a comment if you think of an unconventional way to save a buck!

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