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Ways to Save Money & Put More Money in Your Pocket Every Month


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    Let's brainstorm all the different kinds of ways you can save money and to keep more of your paycheck every month.

    Here's a few to get this going:

    Lower your cable bill, or cut the cord. I know many people that pay $200+ on a cable package, where they only watch a handful of channels. You could easily switch to a cheaper plan, or cord cut and go with a much cheaper internet TV plan instead. I particularly like Sling TV. Just found out you can cast from your phone to a smart TV. Great feature.

    Lower cell phone data plan. Same deal. In my experience you can switch from unlimited internet to limited, like 2-3GBs and save a decent amount of money on your bill. Just be more aware of when you are streaming content outside of the house. Really helps to download music or podcasts straight to your device over wifi before you leave the house, for example.

    Cancel streaming services or monthly subscriptions. The days of a la carte streaming services have many of us subscribed to so many things that we can easily lose count. And all those $8-20/month charges can really add up!

    You could be paying for Netflix, Hulu, HBO Max, Disney+, Amazon Prime and Audible all at the same time. Just off the top of my head. Not too mention all the games or apps on your phone that sneakily get a few bucks off you a month, taking advantage of you forgetting trial periods expiring. Chances are good you aren't really getting your money's worth out of ALL the things you're subscribed to, so consider which ones you like the most and start cancelling the ones you don't really use. Imagine many of us could be saving around $50/month just by cancelling unnecessary subscriptions.

    That's 3 that could potentially save you a good chunk of money every month.

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    Off brand, used or discount clothing, as another thread mentioned. Also buy store brand/generic food brands, like Great Value in Walmart vs the more expensive label. That can add up over time. Buying in bulk for food too, I like to buy a big thing of cheap coffee every month, for like $6. I used to spend $30-50 on coffee every month and now that seems ridiculous to me.

    Also drink more water. Its free (or as cheap as buying filters every so often). Healthier than soda or tea or whatever and saves you money. Same logic for eating out, always order water. Saves you a few bucks every meal out.

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    WyattTown Wrote:

    Lower your cable bill, or cut the cord. I know many people that pay $200+ on a cable package, where they only watch a handful of channels. You could easily switch to a cheaper plan, or cord cut and go with a much cheaper internet TV plan instead. I particularly like Sling TV. Just found out you can cast from your phone to a smart TV. Great feature.

    This was a big one for me. I was paying around $185 a month for cable and lackluster internet for years. I just recently moved and decided to only get internet. I now pay about 90 bucks a month for gigabyte internet and no cable. I do however using streaming subscriptions, but atleast now I decide who I pay and when I pay for the exact services I want. Much, much better than cable.