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I think it’s fair to say, we all want to save money! Saving is easier when you approach it with a plan. Don’t worry about having the perfect plan to save money. No matter how well you think you’ve accounted for everything, something will crop up. The best time to start on your quest to save money is now.
For the month of January, I’ve been personally focusing on saving money. Not because of any big financial goals or plans for a fabulous vacation, but because our finances needed a tune-up. With the cost of our expenses going up, up, up, and our income dropping, something had to change. The budget we created wasn’t working as well as it should. We’d also developed some bad financial habits that needed to go. Nothing big, but little cash zaps that had somehow snuck in.
January was a reset for us. As we’ve worked to reorganize our finances, I’ve shared some of my favorite tips and ideas. This post is a culmination of my favorite ways for you (and me) to save money in 2023. Please add your own money-saving ideas in the comments.
Recapping January Money Saving Tips
No Spend Month – How to Do It & Why You Should
Do you struggle with sticking to a budget? Do you give in to the temptation to spend money on random things you didn’t plan? Does money stress you out? It may be time for a major reset in the form of a no spend month! Click here to read more…
A Well-Stocked Pantry for Eating at Home
For my family, having a well-stocked pantry, freezer, and refrigerator is a necessity. We live over a half hour from the nearest town, so we try our best to stock up on things and prevent unnecessary trips to town for one or two items. Our well-stocked pantry, which for my purposes includes the pantry, cupboards, fridge, and freezer, helps us get meals on the table fast while saving money. My basic tips will help you build a well-stocked pantry of your own! Click here to read more…
Save Money Fast by Not Buying These Items
We’ve all been there. We made a purchase, which seemed like a good idea at the time, only to be struck with a major case of buyer’s remorse. Being mindful of our spending is a great way to not only prevent those feelings of regret but to save money fast. Another practical way to save money is to not buy certain items. In this article, I’ll share a few of my favorite ways to save money fast. Click here to read more…
Save Money in 2023 with These Resources
Save Money on Food
- Stretchy Beans: Nutritious, Economical Meals the Easy Way
- Design a Dish: Save Your Food Dollars!
- Stock the Real Food Pantry
- The Complete Tightwad Gazette
- How to Stretch Meat + 19 Delicious Recipes
- 24 Healthy Potato Recipes
- Stretchy Rice: What It Is + Delicious Rice Recipes
- 5 Ways to Cut Down on Food Waste
- The Total Money Makeover
- The Complete Tightwad Gazette
- Your Money or Your Life
- Money: Master the Game: 7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom
- Creating Margin – Finances
- The Dave Ramsey Show (streaming)
- Dave Ramsey Free Tools and Resources