Save money on food

The average American household spends $3,000 dollars a year on eating out picking up food. Here are three easy tips to cut back.

  1. Make eating out a treat. Each experience will be more enjoyable.
  2. Stop using food delivery apps like Uber Eat and DoorDash. You pay extra for the convenience.
  3. Bring a meal to work. You can cut your lunch budget in half.

Save money during the holidays

Here are three ways to cut back during the holiday season:

  1. Stick to a budget by buying a gift card and loading all your spending money on it. Don’t spend anything else.
  2. Write (don’t type) your shopping list. It becomes a more personal experience that keeps you in check.
  3. Buy stocking stuffers last. Financial planners notice that shopper who buy stocking shoppers tend to overspend.

Save money on gas

Americans drivers spend $1500 dollars a year on gas. Here are four tips to save gas money:

  1. Buy gas early or late in the day. Gas is cooler and more dense and you get more when you pump.
  2. Fill up earlier in the week. Gas prices typically go up between Wednesday and Saturday.
  3. Keep up with your car’s maintenance. Following this tip will allow you to get more miles for your money.
  4. Don’t use your car as storage. Every 250 extra pounds eats up an extra mile per gallon of gas.

Save money fast

A report from the Federal Reserve shows that 40 percent of Americans can’t come up with $400 dollars in an emergency. So, here are three ways to save money fast:

  1. Start selling the stuff you don’t need on eBay or Craigslist.
  2. Avoid stress shopping. Instead of retail therapy, try exercising, watching movies or napping.
  3. Master the 10-second rule. Stop for 10 seconds and ask yourself if you really need that item. If you can’t find a good answer, put it back.

Save money on groceries

The average American family spends $1,000 a month at the grocery store. Here are five ways to save money on groceries.

  1. Don’t go to the store hungry. Everything will look tempting and you will blow your budget.
  2. Snap a picture inside your fridge and pantry. That picture will help you from accidentally buying what you already have.
  3. Buy fruits and vegetables in season. You can save 30 to 50 percent on produce.
  4. Extend the life of your produce. Most refrigerated fruits and veggies last longer if you seal them in plastic bags before placing in produce drawer.
  5. Purchase store brands instead of brand names on everything from snacks to cleaning supplies and pain relievers.