13 Tips on how to save money and spend wisely
Americans are hooked on spending.
Naturally, we all want to be good Americans and help out by spending! The fact is, Americans are already hooked on spending. That’s what got us into this position in the first place. So, how do we help stimulate the economy, yet protect our own financial interests?
2. Budget carefully
3. Use cash whenever possible.
4. Spend wisely If we use our heads and spend wisely, we can save money for ourselves, as well.
1. Shop Generic labels
Most times, generics and store brands have exactly the same ingredients, but cost far less than name brands.
2. Clip Coupons
Coupons will save money on the brand names you insist on using. Take advantage of store double coupon days. Watch the stores’ weekly ads for good prices and a chance to add your coupons to the sale prices for even more savings.
3. Comparison shop
This is especially important on big-ticket items like appliances, furniture and automobiles. Read product reviews to learn about quality and the best value.
4. Buy second hand
Whether it’s a used car or books from your local library’s used book sale, buy second hand! Yard sales and flea markets are great places to find deals.