Top 10 Best Ways to Save Money

The Top Ten
Use condoms

Whoever wrote this topic in the most intelligent person in the Earth. People should use it not only to save money but for their own and their country's benefit by reducing population.

Clever item. This makes sense since you don't want to end up having a kid. It would cost much for a kid, especially when you're poor.

I agree, definitely. Whoever thought of this is a master of thinking outside-the-box, or just witty, or even both!

Having a kid can cost you around $300,000 from the moment it's born till the moment he/she leaves the house!

Stop smoking

Cut out smoking, resist all urges of cigarette cravings. Smoking is the unwise way to spend money on and also very harmful. My dad's uncle used to smoked two packs of cigarettes a day. Imagine that? Later on, he died of lung cancer, that was estimated 10 years ago. Of course people know this stuff already, but please find a therapist if you are addicted to smoking and unable to resist. Once you start, you cannot stop.

GREAT TIP TO ANYONE OUT THERE!

Person: I wanna try smoking *tries*

Person: (a day later) Just one more...

Person (one week later) *coughs* gotta love it. ooh Strawberry flavour is tasty!

Person: LOOK AT THE BILLS!

Person: *dies soon after he lost all his money for smoking*

Why would you spend your money on something that can kill you? Smoking is bad for you and it wastes money.

Wastes money, wastes TIME, may kill you! Why would anyone want to smoke! It frustrates me so much

Cigarettes are very expensive. Not only that, but they're very bad for you! Why use them?

People are addicted, thus making it hard to control themselves.

Reduce your bills

Yes, I could have voted for "use condoms" but I'm not because that post is just stupid and a joke to begin with. Raising kids costs money, it's practically an investment in and of itself. The reason why I voted for "reduce your bills" is because that is the best way to save your money. Kids are something you can avoid if you want to and right now in America there is more of a problem with people that don't know how to spend money then people with unwanted children. Yes that may not be true for some people, yes kid are experience, and yes there is a reason to use condoms, but some people can just shut their freaking mouths and take their money more seriously.

Ask your service providers if they have bundled services or unlisted discounts that you can use to save money.

Pay it down, make whatever it is your paying on last longer. Stop keeping up with the Jones's THEY ARE BROKE!

I have tried that. Only have the things you need best way ever

Reuse items

This is the wisest way to save money In my opinion; bonus points if you know how to craft. I have a decade old cardboard box I use as a table and I see no need to have a desk even for a laptop.

My mom is Asian and she constantly does this. She reuses plastic water bottles and lunch bags, wash plastic jars and tin cans ad use them for storage containers, use cardboard boxes as storage, and collects plastic grocery bags.

I use and wash disposable plates and cups I buy at supermarkets, at least two times before throwing them to the trash can. It helps to save money!

Don't throw it away just because you used it once. Many food containers only need a little washing out first.

Work for yourself

Working for yourself will help you a lot, but you have to think about what kind of people you are, what attitude you have how motivated you are, how you are around others, not everyone who opens their own business are successful, the ones who are it's mostly based on their attitude and work style.

Working for our self will improve our credit score and then we can use that for gifting ourselves.

I voted for this item because this what I have been doing for 3 months and it is working

Find something you enjoy and find a way to make money at it.

Don't impulse shop

Yes I agree. This is actually something thought about unlike what is number one on the list right now. Do not eat out every day because cooking is fun, healthier and cheaper. Also if you don't need something don't buy it that simple.

It is wise to only go shopping when you have money in your pocket and after all bills are paid. Don't buy on impulse. It may sound like fun at the time but if you are like me and only get paid once a month, you will regret it very soon.

Sales really drive this along - people often buy things they don't really need just because they're half price. No matter the price, if you don't need it don't buy it.

I use my cellphone at stores. When I see a movie, book, etc I'm tempted to get, then I take a picture, go home, and rent it on netflix or reserve a copy at the library.

Do research

I was planning too buy my entire Christmas list on Amazon this year, but I found some good deals at stores like Ross so I did part of my shopping there instead!

I saved a ground breaking $30 due to doing research. It may take a while, but in the end, it works. Amazon is the best!

Put it in the bank

um... saving is the best way to "save" money. How is this the last option? And that question answers why American's over spend and under save. Do you have 3 months income saved for an emergency? Do you have money saved for a medical emergency? If not stop spending and save.

Put in bank or bury it in safes under your house in a secret tunnel.

Then just be a hermit the rest of your life!

When you withdrawal it you get double the money you despositted

Stop drinking alcohol

I think this means like stop drinking A LOT of alcohol. Don't drink too much because the next thing you know you are going to the store everyday getting some wine or beers.

Stop drinking alcohol? ARE YOU MAD!

Cut back on the cell phone

Cell phone plans are an easy way to cut back. Most people have internet access at their home or office already, learn to go without it in between.

Everyone is always making fun of Tracfone just because it is cheaper. Why don't you get it and see the difference of Tracfone and your old bill?

Why even use cellphons except for cases of emergency?

Yr for Me I spend £30 a month

The Contenders
Cut down your food costs

So many people go out and buy food they don't need. I mean, a lobster shouldn't be eaten everyday. A lot of canned goods or even home made is good and save the leftovers.

Make restaurant meals at home, stay away from fast food.

don't spend money on fast foods and buy cheap food

just try buying nutritious yet affordable... get it?

Internet selling

Use ebay for this.

use craigslist to make some money off old items and buy new stuff for cheap

get something and sell it for more on ebay its great!

Cut your cable

Cable T.V. wastes your time due to all the annoying commercials. Why subject yourself to that? Cable is not only a money waster - it's a life waster!

Do you really need 999 channels? Many network channels are free digital signals or, go TV free.

Free T. V is good. I don't have cable to save money. Free T. V is good enough for me.

Or use 1-2 streaming services or pirate anonymously

Keep a jar and collect coins

It keeps you from being bank rob cause there not nobody that's going to go digging for money

That already exists. It's called a piggy bank.

I've been doing that for 10 years now.

Shop at wal-mart

Yeah! Even I buy same 5 product, Target costs over 20 bucks but Walmart costs less than 10 bucks!

Or in other words, shop in a store that has products you consider as cheap.

There's no Wal-Mart in the Philippines.

Walmart is just the best

Avoid grocery shopping when you're hungry
Wear your clothes longer

Yes. Definitely you should wear your clothes for a long time my dad has clothes from when he was a teen that he still occasionally wears.

Clothes serve to shelter your body from the weather - and not wearing them at all has negative societal impacts, but there is no reason why the pants you bought last year that are now "out of style" can't be worn. How many shirts does a person need?

I'm not one to follow clothing trends. I just wear what fits the weather.

Don't follow the trend. As simple as that.

Walk or cycle instead of driving

Not only it saves you some money but you'll prevent some car accidents especially when you're just introduced to driving. The only thing you'll have to worry are some drunk drivers injuring you via collision.

Yeah! I LOVE cycling!

Use coupons
Buy a broken item and fix it
Invest in yourself

If you invest in yourself you will be making more money then you had.

When you use more mind... You free your life

Explain how to do this

don't throw money away. Invest in what you do and save the rest.

Do not go on dates

Maybe once in a while, but not once a week. I normally spend date times at the park.

So your telling everybody here to stay single? Great advice.

Cut your landline phone
Diy

Who needs to go to a professional studio to frame a photo when you can just go to a craft store or dollar store for a frame, print your own picture, and frame it yourself for 1/3 the price? ”

Find a hobby and don't spend too much on equipment

Don't feed bad habits

For example, smoking. In pounds, the average pack of cigarettes is about $4.50, and some people smoke two packs a day, so... $9 a day is $63 a week... $63 pound! If you have a child who likes video games (another thing that you should really cut down on, but just saying) and they moan because they don't have a new game, if you quit smoking you could get them a new game every week if you wanted to!

At $63 a week that makes (in a 4 week month) $252 a month, and with 12 months a year, that's $3024 British Pounds... Think, what could you do with that extra three-thousand pounds a year... Help pay off bills so you live more comfortable? Whatever you decide it's a lot of money to be saving.

Just a bit more math for you... In 10 years, you will save $30240 a year. If you have been smoking for around that length of time 1. Your health is in risk, but 2. You could've afforded to go to Disney World once every year! If you have kids and want a good life for them, cut out the ...more

Just cut them and replace them with quality time

especially gambling and drinking.

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