25 Easy Ways to Save Money

1. Turn up your A/C when you’re not home

2. Turn off the lights when you’re not using them

3. Stop using the dishwasher – or at very least the heated dry option

4. Only run the washing machine for full loads

5. Hang dry your clothes

6. Cook your meals at home

7. Brown bag your lunch

8. Brew your own coffee at home

9. Bottle your own water – invest in a water purifier

10. Use grocery bags/shopping bags instead of trashbags

11. Use cloth napkins instead of paper napkins and paper towels

12. Grocery shop with a list (of necessities) and stick to it

13. Buy genetic products whenever possible

14. Pay off your debt and avoid using credit cards

15. Pay your bills on time and avoid late fees

16. Avoid banking fees, overdraft fees, and ATM fees

17. Stop buying books, movies, and video games – borrow or rent them

18. Drop your land line, and only use your cell phone

19. Bundle your internet, cable, DVR, etc.

20. Research and compare prices before purchasing big ticket items

21. Cut coupons (stack manufacturer with store coupons) and use promotion codes

22. Use discount sites such as restaurant.com, groupon.com, and livingsocial.com

23. Shop at garage sales, estate sales, and thrift stores

24. Pay off your car and keep it

25. Do it yourself – housecleaning, lawn care, repairs, car maintenance, etc.

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