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We all love saving and since all the items below ship FREE or are shipped by Amazon, they can be great filler items that can help you reach the $25 minimum for FREE SHIPPING!
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Don’t Miss the Must Read Money Saving Tips at the bottom of the post!
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A Saving Note
All deals were under $2 when posted but hurry many of the products listed are at significant savings and they go fast and the prices often go up. If you see one that the price is higher and you snagged it while it was below $2 drop me a note. I’d love to hear about how much you saved.
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MONEY SAVING TIPS
No matter where you are on your financial journey, you need to know that it’s possible for anyone to turn their financial life around. Sometimes all it takes is that first step in the right direction to get things moving. But, as with most things, sometimes the hardest thing about saving money is just getting started. It can be difficult to figure out ways to save money and how to best use your savings. Some of these suggestions take just a few minutes, while others require a bit of regular effort. Still, they’re all doable.
- Record your expenses – figure out how much you spend.
- Make a budget – be sure to include amount to save,
- Choose something to save for – down payment on a house, a vacation, a car, education, retirement, etc
- Make saving automatic – keep your savings account at a different bank than your checking account
- Be smarter with shopping – take advantage of apps, sign up for loyalty programs, join a warehouse club and buy in bulk, clip coupons, plan your purchases around sales and daily deals
- Write a list before you go shopping and stick to it – Only shop when you have a list because when you’re without one, you typically end up making impulse buys and unplanned purchases.
- Quit using credit cards – Stop carrying your credit cards and remove your credit card numbers from your online accounts – It’s easy to spend when you have your credit card in your wallet or card information stored in an account – just pull it out or click and buy.
- Consider a flexible spending account – they can save you money on health care costs not covered by insurance, including co-pays and deductibles.
- Create a visual reminder of your debt – make a giant progress bar that starts with the amount of debt you have and ends with zero. Each time you pay down a little bit, fill in a little more of that progress bar.
- Check your progress – make a “money date” with yourself every week.
When shopping online, check out price-comparison websites or use browser plugins to make sure you’re getting the best deal. Just because something is advertised as being discounted doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a good deal.
The sooner kids learn about how to manage and save money, the better off they will be. So start their financial independence education early.
When you’ve got your eye on a splurge item, jot it down as a goal and increase the amount you set aside for savings. Check back in a few months. Still, want it? Great. If not, even better! Buyer’s remorse averted and a healthier savings account.
Do your holiday shopping right after the holiday. Many of us already use this technique for Christmas, but it works for every holiday. Just wait until about two days after a holiday, then go out shopping for items you need that are themed for that day. The discounts are tremendous, and you can just put this stuff in the closet until next year.
Whenever you pick up an item and add it to your cart or to take it to the checkout, stop for 10 seconds and ask yourself why you’re buying it and whether you actually need it or not. If you can’t find a good answer, put the item back. This can be a great way to keep from making impulse buys.
Sit down and plot out which debts you’re going to pay off and in what order. Simply having a plan goes a long way toward putting that plan into action, and paying off debts.