Have a no spend weekend.
It seems like we spend the most money on the weekends. We have time to go out and shop and occasionally it’s a cure for boredom. Have a challenge to have a no spend weekend. I’m not saying you have to do it every weekend, but have one weekend where you stay home and try to spend no extra money.
Start a change jar.
If you haven’t already, start a change jar. Put in any extra change that you find around the house, in your pockets, or leftover from a shopping trip. Maybe save the money in the change drawer up for something special or just save it up and when it gets full take it and put it in savings. We have a change jar that I keep next to my washer and dryer, I use the quarters to buy my Sunday newspapers and save the rest.
Pretend when you get extra money that it didn’t really happen.
We all get extra money here and there, a bonus check, a gift, little things here and there. Since it was extra and you weren’t counting on it anyways, put it in savings right away and forget about it. You will be surprised at how fast it builds up without you even noticing!
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Read the list of frugal living tips.