We can all use a little wisdom in saving money. If we take a step back in time, we can see the internet has transform the way we shop, eat and mingle. We spend more time dropping stuff in our (shopping) cart, ordering food online, and hanging out with friends at hippest coffee shop. In present era we spend more money in lifestyle than a decade ago. If you ever feel short on cash you might want to turn to one or two of these tips to keep your mind at peace. I learned my lesson during college!
1. Don't drop by the mall unless you want something specific. The odds are, you're always end up leaving with stuff you may not really need.
2. Don't invest in trendy item if you're only wearing it once or twice. Instead go for something you'll use regularly.
3. Just got your first credit card? Great. Don't use it unless you're traveling out of country or for emergency situations. Don't set yourself up for bills you can't pay on time.
4. You're always hungry and lazy when you get home from work? Skip the temptation of ordering take out. Instead try to play with what you have in the kitchen. In the long run, you'll be healthier and it'll save on tips.
5. It's 7am in the morning and you feel like you need an energy booster. A coffee from Starbucks is the first thing that lights up in your head. Erase that thought now. If you need a natural energy booster make your own hot lemon water. If you really need to get that coffee brew your own. In the long run you'll be surprise how much you save (@hikaymm - http://www.vingle.net/posts/587886).
6. Does this sound like your weekly Saturday plan - Shopping with friends, go to the movies, and end the night at Red Robins? Here's a more creative and wallet-friendly plan: visit a local thrift shop with your friends and try to pick out something cool, then rent a movie from Redbox or Netflix and watch it at someone's place, and end the night with cooking or baking with the crew.
7. Drop your loose change into the same jar at the end of every day. Once a month, take it to the bank and get cold, hard cash!
8. Start biking or walking, even if it’s just to do a few errands on the weekends instead of driving, cabbing, or taking the subway.
9. Instead of buying overpriced face scrubs why not do-it-yourself. @galinda has a great collection on this topic. Homemade Face Scrubs - http://www.vingle.net/collections/1397785.
10. Do you get a beauty upgrade every month? Skip the salon and save on nails and hairstyles services with these collections:
Manicure Monday: http://www.vingle.net/collections/1717102
Hair SOS (@HairConfetti) http://www.vingle.net/collections/1621930