December has arrived! It means 2 things.
2017 is coming to a close so fast. And 2018 will be here shortly!
Chances are, you already have given serious thoughts to some resolutions and thinking of ways to best prepare yourself financially for the New Year. Luckily, there are many ways to save money in the New Year. This year, why not look forward to a year of financial freedom thanks to a little money in the bank?
I want to share with you 7 ways to save money in the New Year that are all simple and painless. Not just that, but at the end of this post, look out for a giveaway too 🙂
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Now on to the tips and tricks on how to save moola in brand new 2018!
7 New Year Money Saving Tips
1. Hello Utility Companies!
Now is the perfect time to call your phone, internet, and cable company to see how you might negotiate a lower rate. Simply let them know you are shopping around and comparing rates and ask what they might be able to offer you as a loyal customer. You could save as much as 20% just by asking.
2. Try some generic food products.
This year, try switching out 5-7 of your usual food items with generic brands. You can easily save as much as 40% and chances are you won’t even notice the difference. Many generic cereals, breads, soups, and baking products taste just as good as the name brand, so give generic a try and save. While you are at it, why not try generic toiletries as well?Share these money saving tips now!Click To Tweet
3. Switch to cloth.
Ditch the paper towels and napkins and switch to cloth instead. Not only does it create less waste and is better for the planet, but it is better for your budget as well. The dollar store is the perfect place to find fun and trendy linens!
4. DIY cleaning products.
Instead of buying expensive store-bought cleaning products, try making your own using vinegar and citrus oils. They work great, smell great, and cost a fraction of what you would normally spend.
5. Spending freeze.
A few days each month, place yourself on a spending freeze. Promise to not spend any money for 3-5 days per month and instead save what you would normally spend. This is a great habit to get into each month.
6. Adjust your dining hours.
If you still want to dine out, try eating during lunch hours instead of dinner. You will spend a fraction of what you normally do and still feel like you are treating yourself. Don’t forget to clip any coupons that might be available before you dine as well!
Even if you are not a coupon clipping queen, vow to clip and use X amount of coupons a week. Start small, perhaps 5 coupons a week. If you clip and use 5-$1 coupons, you just saved $5, or $20 a month! That can really add up! Make a promise to yourself to clip and use so many coupons per week and keep track of your savings. You will amaze yourself.
See how easy it can be to save some serious cash in the New Year? None of these methods are tricky or time-consuming, in fact, they can become like second nature.
So give these tricks a try and see what you can save in 2018.
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What do you need to do to become eligible to participate? Good question!
- Leave a comment on this post with your New Year money saving tips so all of us could benefit.
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Good luck my friends.Have a wonderful 2018 coming right up!