4 Easy Ways to Save Money

Hey – it’s a tough economy out there for many of us and there’s a lot to be said for saving up money for a rainy day and cutting costs everywhere that you can. If you’re looking for ways to cut way back and stash some cash, it may be easier than you think!

Cut Your Cable

Cable or Satellite is expensive, but fortunately, you’re already paying for most of the shows you watch with your internet connection. Cancel your cable and embrace streaming video and free full episodes available online through the networks or through sites like Hulu and Netflix for less than $10 per month.

Save Your Change

If you come home with cash in your pocket, keep a jar by the door just for your change. As you walk in the door, dump the change in your pocket in the jar. Once money goes in the jar it doesn’t come out again until you trade it all in and stash the funds in a special savings account.

Sell Your Junk

We all have stuff stashed away that we don’t use anymore or that we don’t really need. So why keep it? Gather up old furniture, clothing and household items and hold a yard sale. Or just list a few things online. You’ll be amazed how quickly those few dollars can really add up.

Don’t Carry Credit Cards

A credit card makes it easy to spend just a bit here or there on a treat. Unfortunately, those treats add up and if you’re using a card, you probably can’t or won’t pay for the expense right away. If you keep the credit cards at home for an emergency, however, you won’t be tempted to use them and won’t accumulate any new bills either.