If the cruel financial world has you down in the dumps about your ability to save any money, travel the way you want to or take a family vacation, it might be time to take a good hard look at where you are spending your money.
What follows are some tips for the everyday person to limit their expenses.
• Stop having your morning coffee at Starbucks – As good as the coffee is from one of your favorite coffee shops, the expenses add up. If you have a $4 cup of coffee every morning of the work week and do that for an entire month, you’re spending about $80 per month.
• Don’t shop at convenience stores – It always seems to add up when you get just a few things at the local shop. The soda you purchased has to have a snack with it and suddenly you leave the store having spent over $5 on absolutely nothing.
• Bring lunches from home – Okay, we all have to eat, but eating lunch out costs about $10 per lunch after tip and taxes. The sandwich from home costs significantly less and can save you several hundred dollars over a month long period.
• Stop going out to the movies – Movies, popcorn and a drink sounds like the perfect night. It’s impossible to go to the movies for two people for less than $30 these days and you can find so many things to do for free that the movies just don’t make sense anymore.
Eliminating expenses is a lot like winning at microgaming casinos. Stay focused, play hard and you will put yourself in the best position to win.