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Spending subconsciously through auto-charge can be a waste of money. For instance, a gym membership. Other things could be hot products you've heard rave reviews about or items you pick up on an impulse.
Ask yourself exactly how you will use the item before you purchase it.
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Write it down when you’ve gone over your budget. The negativity you feel will help prevent you from overspending more or doing it again. Just think of this step as damage control.
If you try to deprive yourself too much, you’ll binge later and throw all your hard work out the window.
A spending binge can set you back far more than treating yourself occasionally, so go for the occasional minor splurge. Just keep your treats within your spending limits and you’ll be fine.
You don’t have to spend money on the big brand names.
Your local grocery or drug store might have a store brand or sell a generic version. In most cases, the ingredients are pretty muc...
You do not need a professional mechanic to sort out many of the simpler car problems.
There are all sorts of easy and helpful instruction videos available to repair or maintain your car for cheap.
We are more susceptible to buying stuff we don’t need when we are hungry. The same goes for a leisurely grocery trip.
Make your shopping trip when you have other errands to do and a limited time to do them. You will be less likely to spend time exploring and picking up items that you did not originally plan to purchase.
Convenience stores add a huge markup because they don't purchase food in large quantities. They make you pay more for the convenience they provide.
Unless it's an ...
Using a cell phone plan that does not suit your needs, or paying for extra services that you do not use can be costing you money each month.
Compare and determine which plan provides the most value based on your needs. Get rid of the extra features like text messaging and mobile internet if you are not using them.
Soft drinks have one of the highest markups of any restaurant item and thus provide lower value for your money.
Dine out, but consider to rather opt for water.