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31 days – fall 2013 – easy ways to save

I love good deal and very rarely do I pay full price for something. So when we had finished our monthly budget and took a step back, I knew there could be ways to save, we just had to look a little bit harder.

One of the first and easiest quickest ways to reduce our spending was canceling our cable. It was hard for me to let go of HGTV and TLC and for Gary to say goodbye during college football season, but so far I’ve hardly missed it. We have a subscription to Netflix {which runs about $8/month} and that allows us to watch past seasons of things we like and the shows that are currently on tv, we usually just watch online the next day. So don’t go spoiling any shows for us! 🙂 Savings – $60/month.

The next way we save money is by eating dinners at home during the week. It’s crazy to think how much we are probably saving by doing this, since usually a meal cost anywhere between $15-$50 for the two of us.  Another added benefit of eating at home is the time we save since Gary often works later in the evenings. When we do go out to eat {usually once on the weekend}, its always a treat.  Savings – about $60-200 month.

So those are two simple ways to save a little over $100/month without even trying hard. And every penny counts, right?

What are some ways you save each month?

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4 thoughts on “31 days – fall 2013 – easy ways to save

  1. Great post! We have saved by living in a camper for the last 19 months, biking to work rather than driving, also using Netflix instead of cable, shopping at Goodwill, changing cell phone service providers & more! Those are the biggies, though.

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