Looking for ways to save money? Start by using coupons, and finding sales and deals – but also consider cutting out the things and services that you do not need.
So many of us waste valuable money on things like coffee shop visits and bottled water. Take a look at these 5 things that you should stop paying for right now to save more money and live more frugal.
- Coffee from Coffee Shops. The average cup of coffee at an establishment around here is about $1.50 for a small. If you drink 1 cup a day, 5 days a week, that's $7.50 a week – or $30 a month! Stop purchasing coffee at local Starbucks, Gas Stations, Fast Food Places, Etc! Purchase a good coffee maker, get some yummy coffee and enjoy your cup at home.
- Bottled Water. I drink pure tap water and have been using the same bottle for weeks. However, a better alternative is those Brita Reusable Water Bottles. They cost about $9.99 and have a filter inside that filters your tap water for you. Replace the filter every 2 months or so and you're good to go!
- Subscriptions. You really should cancel those magazine subscriptions. Your local library offers magazines free of charge for your reading pleasure, or you could hit up a local book store and read for free. Plus, here on my blog I am constantly posting about Free Magazine Subscription offers like Teen Vogue, Every Day with Rachel Ray, Readers Digest, Forbes, and more!
- Baby Food. Baby food is expensive! Plus, baby food is so simple to make at home and much cheaper. Here's a simple How To for home made baby food from How To Mommy!
- Landline Telephones. You really should get rid of that landline telephone and switch over to Cell Phones.The landline is just an unnecessary cost when you have a cell phone Plan. Plans like Metro PCS are extremely affordable and require no contracts. Alternatively you could take advantage of Google Voice, which lets you place free calls to the U.S. and Canada and charges low-cost rates to other locations.
A follow up to this post: See 5 things you should start paying MORE for!
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