What Expenses to Cut to Save Money

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 One of the best ways to save money is to cut expenses wherever possible. Most people consider luxury items to be necessities, but if you’re having a hard time making ends meet, it’s probably time to reevaluate this belief. When that time comes, cut these first:


This may sounds incredibly painful for some but it’s doable. Instead of cable, use Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime. They cost much less and you have more control over what you watch.

Eating Out

Buying lunch and dinner on a regular basis will cost you big time. Try eating out only once a month or cutting it out completely. You’d be surprised how much money you save.

Gym Membership

Unless you’re regularly lifting weights, you can get a great workout in without a gym membership. When the weather is nice, getting out into the sunshine will be an added bonus.

Single Cup Coffee

Skip the Starbucks trip and make you coffee at home. Not only do you save money, you get to skip the crazy long lines and cranky people who haven’t had their coffee yet.

House Phone

More than likely, your house phone hasn’t even rung in years. With cellphones becoming essential, house phones have now become obsolete. You probably won’t even know it’s gone.

“Consumable Habits”

Smoking and hard drinking don’t just cost you your health.The amount you pay for alcohol and cigarettes would astonish you. Although it may be difficult, your body and your wallet will thank you.

Books, Magazines, and DVD’s

While these are all great forms of entertainment, the cost can add. Getting a library card is usually free or a couple of dollars and allows you access to all types of books, magazines, and dvd’s.

Most of these things may seem impossible to go without but after awhile you won’t even miss them. You may even notice that you’re life has become simpler and more enjoyable!


By: Alecia Stanton

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