Tips to Save a Little Extra Green

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6 years ago

 Do you dream of an extra vacation?  Or you saw a bargain on a toy you've been keeping your eye?  But don't have the extra money?  Here are five tips to help you keep a little more “green” in your pocket:

  1. Live within your means. Hold off on purchases until you can pay cash.  This is easier said than done.  Some people put allotted money away per week, so they know what they can spend.

  2. Shop only when it's a NEED. Don’t shop for fun unless you are hunting for a bargain.  Window shopping can be dangerous.

  3. Try to do things yourself. Want to landscape your yard? Take a free class at a local home improvement store on landscaping...and then do the work yourself. Instead of hiring a painter, learn how to paint your kitchen like a professional. If there are some improvements after that, then you can hire out, once the tough stuff is done.

  4. Research future purchases.  Find the best value for your money. Avoid cheaply made items that end up costing you more in the long run.

  5. Explore thrift stores and garage sales. Sometimes you can find high quality items at low prices.