Tiny Things You Can Do To Save Money Without Even Realizing It

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1. Get a library card!

Now that it’s the digital age, it has probably been years since you stepped foot in a library. But guess what? A library card is free!
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Now that it’s the digital age, it has probably been years since you stepped foot in a library. But guess what? A library card is free!

2. Carpool home with coworkers.

Save money on gas by carpooling home with the gang from work. Bonus: You’ll leave on time and get home sooner!
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Save money on gas by carpooling home with the gang from work. Bonus: You’ll leave on time and get home sooner!

3. Organize a clothing swap with friends.

Have you had an eye on a friend’s cute sweater? If your wardrobe is in need of a refresh but you don’t want to buy new clothes, see if you can swap some clothes with a friend.
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Have you had an eye on a friend’s cute sweater? If your wardrobe is in need of a refresh but you don’t want to buy new clothes, see if you can swap some clothes with a friend.

4. You can even sell your clothes!

It’s easy to let your closet pile up with clothes. A quick way to make some cash is to see if a consignment shop will take them.
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It’s easy to let your closet pile up with clothes. A quick way to make some cash is to see if a consignment shop will take them.

5. Save your change!

Spare change can be easily disgarded and lost, but it really adds up over time! Put a jar in your kitchen and encourage the family to drop in their change whenever possible.
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Spare change can be easily disgarded and lost, but it really adds up over time! Put a jar in your kitchen and encourage the family to drop in their change whenever possible.

6. Use the freezer to save food.

We’re all guilty of buying food and letting it go bad. An easy way around this is to put that stuff in the freezer to keep it edible. Pretty chill!
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We’re all guilty of buying food and letting it go bad. An easy way around this is to put that stuff in the freezer to keep it edible. Pretty chill!

7. Nibble on some snacks before you head to the movie theater.

The price of movie theater snacks for the whole family can be pretty high. Why not prepare some fun snacks for everyone to munch on before driving to the theater?
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The price of movie theater snacks for the whole family can be pretty high. Why not prepare some fun snacks for everyone to munch on before driving to the theater?

8. Make coffee at home instead of buying it

Buckle up and add up the costs of all the coffees you purchase in one month. Yeah, it’s a lot. An easy way around this is to brew your favorite coffee at home. Bonus for those who tend to run late: Fewer trips to the coffee shop means getting to work on time!
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Buckle up and add up the costs of all the coffees you purchase in one month. Yeah, it’s a lot. An easy way around this is to brew your favorite coffee at home. Bonus for those who tend to run late: Fewer trips to the coffee shop means getting to work on time!

9. Create a weekly or monthly cash-based budget for yourself.

And most importantly, stick to it. Set up a plan to take a certain amount of cash out each month for things like restaurants, drinks, or movies. And then for the entire month, tell yourself you’re only allowed to use that pre-determined amount of cash.
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And most importantly, stick to it. Set up a plan to take a certain amount of cash out each month for things like restaurants, drinks, or movies. And then for the entire month, tell yourself you’re only allowed to use that pre-determined amount of cash.

10. Unsubscribe from retail emails.

Signing up for a newsletter from your favorite store can be super appealing. But daily emails from retail companies can make it very tempting to spend money. Do yourself (and your wallet) a favor by hitting that “unsubscribe” button.

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Signing up for a newsletter from your favorite store can be super appealing. But daily emails from retail companies can make it very tempting to spend money. Do yourself (and your wallet) a favor by hitting that “unsubscribe” button.

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