Being able to make ends meet is about more than just a regular paycheck. It's about being a good steward of the funds you do have first.
These days we (and I'm including myself here) can be a bit wasteful in how we use our resources and it's only when we go back and go over the details that we can see little ways where we can slowly chip away at the outgoing and keep more in the family coffers.
Here are 10 ways that may make a nice big dent in what leaves the family paycheck.
Start in the Kitchen
- Create and Use a Grocery Budget. Keep your spending in check. Know what you have to spend before you go through those sliding doors.
- Menu Plan.
- Keep a stocked pantry. By taking advantage of sales and deals our pantry is stocked
- Take your lunches to work.
- Gardening. The initial costs can be pricey. But when the produce starts coming in my grocery bill is cut in half!
- Shop with a Grocery List
Around the House
- Maintain Your Appliances. Just like your teeth appliances that are taken care of and maintenanced regularly last longer and look better.
- Keep up the home. By keeping up the home we aren't paying unnecessary repair costs for things I keep in tip top shape.
- Turn off lights for rooms you aren't in.
- Unplug things used occasionally.
There are still countless of other ways you can save your pennies which can really add up!
Maybe you need help getting started.
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