Did you know that you're overspending on some of the most common things you buy? The truth is you may be spending thousands more than you need to each and every year. If you want to have more money in your pocket, there are things you need to stop spending so much on. Whether it's books or laundry detergent, there are things you've spending too much money on.
Are you the type to buy several $8 paperbacks each week? There's nothing wrong with reading, but unless you're looking for a specific author, you can be reading books for free. Download the Kindle app onto your laptop, tablet, or phone and you'll be able to download thousands of books for free.
Beauty and Personal Care Items
Did you know that you can get everything from makeup to shampoo to toothpaste free? You can combine coupons with sales and in-store promotions to get free products. Once you get the hang of shopping this way, you'll never pay for these items again.
Five dollars is a great price for laundry detergent, right? Wrong. Again, if you combine sales, coupons, and in-store promotions you can get laundry detergent for less than a dollar. Sometimes you can even get it for free. When you can do this deal, stock up.
Does your family love going to the movies? Instead of spending $8 per ticket, find a theater that shows older movies for less. There are many movie theaters that show second run movies for only $1 per ticket. If you want to see the latest movies, find out which day your theater offers the best ticket prices. Also skip the theater snacks and eat at home beforehand to save even more.
Almost everyone overspends on groceries. Americans actually toss tons of food each year. Instead of tossing that food, create a menu plan that makes the most of the groceries you purchase. For example, create a menu plan with meals that use many of the same ingredients. That way there's less chance that foods will go to waste.
Last, but not least, chances are you're overspending on debt. Take the time to seek out a credit card with a zero interest promotional period for balance transfers and pay off all your debt. You can then work hard to get the debt paid off during that promotional period and save thousands.
If you find that you have less and less money in your bank account, consider the items listed above. If you're not following these tips for saving money, start. You'll be surprised at how much money you'll save.