There are many tricks you can do to pinch and save. But you have to be careful on what exactly you are saving your money on.
Here are a list of items I came up with that I thought would be beneficial to the general public. Hope it helps!
1. For starters, if you are like me and you can’t start your day without a cup of coffee then that’s a-okay. But why not make the coffee at home rather than going out to buy it. Walmart has an inexpensive buy for ONLY $8.74 check it out here. Two times using it is the comparable of buying a Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks. The only difference is after two times using it you already got your money’s worth.
2. Do you travel for your business? Why not bring a portable coffee maker for on the go? Trust me you will want this. I have one and I just love it. It’s helpful especially when you are taking long car trips and don’t want to stop. Make the coffee in the am in the stainless steel cup it comes with… drink that. Then make yourself another one and save it for an “afternoon pick me up.”
3. Pack your Lunch! At almost every single job I had since the time I was 14 years old. I would see so many employees dipping into their pockets for a $5 or a $10 for lunch and this would be a daily occurrence. You’d be surprised how quickly this can put you in debt. I knew this friend that would go out for coffee in the early morning, go out for lunch, and go out for dinner. It never seemed like a lot of money to him until his accountant looked over his expenses and said, “Are you aware you just spent $35,000 on eating out!” He had no idea and not only that… He was a new business. This is one of the biggest reasons to pack a lunch. Go to the store and invest in a small lunch box or cooler to keep your food fresh for the duration of your day. You can even put your lunch in a plastic bag… But just remember to pack non-perishables, it will really help with saving your money.
4. Don’t drive around all over! Why not plan your day accordingly so you kind of have an idea of what you are doing. For instances, why drive 30 minutes to pick something at the store when you can leave it for a day when you will already be out and about. Makes sense and you will save gas this way. I don’t know about you but I’m always driving in my car. So if I can limit the amount of time I spend driving around I sure will. (TIME=MONEY) Every minute you are wasting is a minute you could be doing something productive to make you the dough. Don’t forget it. A good friend of mine taught me this lesson when I was just starting out my own business and I never forgot it.