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3 Ways To Save Money Without Drastically Changing Your Lifestyle

Saving money doesn’t have to be so hard.

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Try one (or all three) of these tips to save money in the easiest way possible. The sooner you start, the more money you’ll save as a result… which means you’ll be able to do more of the things you want in no time!

Here are 3 ways to save money without drastically changing your lifestyle:

1. Make a grocery list and stick to it.

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How many times do you go to the grocery store and end up buying way more snacks and way more fruits or veggies than you need? Then those fruits and veggies go bad, you end up feeling bloated from eating too many chips and cookies, and you’ve ultimately spent way more money than you originally wanted.

Stop it.

Start creating handwritten lists (or using the Notes app in your phone) ahead of time to figure out everything you need to buy (and avoid buying everything you don’t!).

...and whatever you do, don’t go to the grocery store hungry.

Car insurance too expensive? Compare car insurance companies to find one that charges $50 less/month. Not watching Netflix as often as you used to? Cancel your subscription and gain back $8. Don’t need 6GB of data for your monthly phone bill? Cut back to 3GB and get $10-20 in your pocket.

Every little bit counts. You’re going to be making automatic payments anyway, so you might as well be saving money while doing it.

3. Get gas at a cheaper station

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Going down the block to save 10 cents/gallon doesn’t sound like it’s worth it when you’re lazy and you live closer to the more expensive station. However, depending on the amount of money you spend to fill up your tank, going the extra mile could literally save you a few bucks a week.

You can even download an app that will tell you the nearest gas station with the cheapest prices before you even leave the house. It’s 2017… start saving time, money, AND effort.

How do YOU save money without drastically changing your lifestyle? Let us know in the comments below.

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