There is no denying that the cost of living is rising at a pace that, for many people, is tough to keep up with. Considering that housing, gas, and food prices today are at levels you may not have experienced before, affording to treat yourself may occasionally seem out of reach or unreasonable. It’s understandable that you may still want to enjoy your leisure time in similar ways as you did before. There are ways to afford the same old hobbies or activities –they just require small changes and everyday steps to help you save money using means you probably did not know of, or maybe even decided to ignore. You must remember that as small as the money amount you save may appear, it adds up. Here are 12 simple methods to help you save a little bit of money each day.
1. Make a shopping list and try your best to stick to it. Chances are when you go out to do necessary shopping you come back with more than what you need, and a list will help you stay on a budget.
2. Look through coupons and use them. Do you realize how many coupons are mailed to you each day? Gather coupons –especially for groceries- in an envelope or box and search through them to match them to your shopping list before you go to the supermarket or store. For other activities, try Groupon.com for savings on services, restaurants and events.
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