Which of the simple money saving ideas can actually work for you?

12-09-2013 | Dojo |

You must have heard about various types of money saving options and ways and must have tried out lots too. However, you were able to attain success with only a few – right? This is quite a persistent problem, which is common to many. So, what would you be required to do in order to save more, and avoid going the wrong way, if you are trying hard to save? First of all, it is important for you to determine what your needs are, how much you earn and how much you can save. In addition to this, even if you have started to make the payments through a bill consolidation program, it is still important for you to try and save money.


Determining money saving options

There are various ways and options through which you may be able to save money, but not any and all of the options may work in your favor therefore, it is important for you to determine your needs. Based on that, you will have to follow the money savings options, however, there are some basic options too, which may work for you and your finances, irrespective of life you are leading.

1. Start investing money

You will have to start investing money from the beginning of your career. This is going to help in building up a huge cash reserve, which in the long run is going to help you during the times of emergencies. However, it is important for you to be aware of the different investment options, so that you do not make any mistake and incur any huge loss.

2. Start contributing towards the retirement funds

It is important for you to start contributing money towards the retirement funds early enough. This helps in securing your and also your family’s future (the retired years). Some of the options are the 401K the IRA and the Roth IRA.

3. Follow a budgeting technique

It is important for you to follow a budgeting technique, irrespective of the situation you are in. This helps you keep tab of the expenses, and also your income as a whole. Therefore, this in the long run helps you in lowering the expenses as much as possible, and thus also helps you save more.

These are some of the basic options that you may have to follow, in order to save quite a considerable amount of money. In addition to this, you may have to follow some situation specific money saving ways. These are:

1. Make timely debt payments

If you are high on affordability, it is important for you to go on making the timely debt payments. This is going to help you in avoiding incurring any debts. However, if your affordability level has lowered, it would be important for you to try out bill consolidation.

2. Make more than one payment

It is wise to make more than one payment per month the debts. This is going to help you in paying off the debt fast enough; thereby helping you save more on the interest payments.

3. Lower usage of the credit cards

If you lower the usage of the credit cards, it is going to help in lowering the debts incurred. This is because, the credit cards are the most common form of tool, which easily leads you into debt.

So, these are some of the ways through which it may be possible for you to save money. Do you have any other solutions that work for you?

Recent Comments

  • http://dojo

    September 12, 2013 at 7:43 am

    Michelle, thank you for this great article.

    Here is what works for us:

    1. stop trying to live beyond our budget. We focus more on our financial stability than what others think of us.
    2. budget and keep a spending journal. This helps us understand where our money is going and we can cut the expenses that are not needed.
    3. make an effort to save no matter what. Even if it’s 100 bucks/month, it’s still money saved.

    Consistency is the key here and also understanding that we NEED to save. Having an emergency fund and some money for retirement is always smarter than not knowing what tomorrow might bring and being totally unprepared.

  • September 12, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    I use just about all of these. I just started the investing part a few weeks ago, and I’m glad I did! I’ve already earned dividends! Thanks for the great read!

  • http://Travis%20@Debtchronicles

    September 24, 2013 at 1:29 am

    Right now, we’re paying off our consumer debt – but once we’re done with that (6 more payments!) we’ll dive right into pumping up that retirement account. We did early in our careers (even while racking up debt), but had to stop while we paid off our debt. Even then, we have some amount being contributed by my employer. I don’t know that I’ll invest on my own…..I’ll contribute to my 401K and also start up a Roth IRA though.

    • http://dojo

      September 24, 2013 at 6:35 am

      Welcome to the blog, Travis. 6 more payments? That’s great news. Once you have gotten rid of the payments you can clear out more money to save/invest.

  • December 20, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    All these are awesome ideas. Anyone following these steps is sure to find financial success! I think it’s especially important to contribute to retirement funds like 401ks with an employer match – that’s free money for you to claim!

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