December has arrived! It means 2 things.
2017 is coming to a close so fast. And 2018 will be here shortly!
Chances are, you already have given serious thoughts to some resolutions and thinking of ways to best prepare yourself financially for the New Year. Luckily, there are many ways to save money in the New Year. This year, why not look forward to a year of financial freedom thanks to a little money in the bank?
I want to share with you 7 ways to save money in the New Year that are all simple and painless. Not just that, but at the end of this post, look out for a giveaway too 🙂
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Now on to the tips and tricks on how to save moola in brand new 2018!
7 New Year Money Saving Tips
1. Hello Utility Companies!
Now is the perfect time to call your phone, internet, and cable company to see how you might negotiate a lower rate. Simply let them know you are shopping around and comparing rates and ask what they might be able to offer you as a loyal customer. You could save as much as 20% just by asking.
2. Try some generic food products.
This year, try switching out 5-7 of your usual food items with generic brands. You can easily save as much as 40% and chances are you won’t even notice the difference. Many generic cereals, breads, soups, and baking products taste just as good as the name brand, so give generic a try and save. While you are at it, why not try generic toiletries as well?Share these money saving tips now!Click To Tweet
3. Switch to cloth.
Ditch the paper towels and napkins and switch to cloth instead. Not only does it create less waste and is better for the planet, but it is better for your budget as well. The dollar store is the perfect place to find fun and trendy linens!
4. DIY cleaning products.
Instead of buying expensive store-bought cleaning products, try making your own using vinegar and citrus oils. They work great, smell great, and cost a fraction of what you would normally spend.
5. Spending freeze.
A few days each month, place yourself on a spending freeze. Promise to not spend any money for 3-5 days per month and instead save what you would normally spend. This is a great habit to get into each month.
6. Adjust your dining hours.
If you still want to dine out, try eating during lunch hours instead of dinner. You will spend a fraction of what you normally do and still feel like you are treating yourself. Don’t forget to clip any coupons that might be available before you dine as well!
Even if you are not a coupon clipping queen, vow to clip and use X amount of coupons a week. Start small, perhaps 5 coupons a week. If you clip and use 5-$1 coupons, you just saved $5, or $20 a month! That can really add up! Make a promise to yourself to clip and use so many coupons per week and keep track of your savings. You will amaze yourself.
See how easy it can be to save some serious cash in the New Year? None of these methods are tricky or time-consuming, in fact, they can become like second nature.
So give these tricks a try and see what you can save in 2018.
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Amy Heffernan says
My best money saving tip would be to plan again! Try using coupons. I just recently discovered this and I am saving alot! Thanks!
Meal plan is my number one tip!
Melissa Storms says
Coupons and price comparison shopping are my best tips. I look for rebates on any of my bigger purchases.
Julie Bickham says
Make a budget and see if you can put a little away in savings if there is any money left over at the end of the month.
Have a written budget! It has made a huge difference for us. We use Gail Vaz Oxlade’s free templates
Vinma Joseph says
Loving all the money saving tips! Keep’em coming 🙂 Here’s to a wonderful New year!
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Combines coupons with sales and meal plan around what is in season and on sale.
My best tip is to use a coupon or flyers app to find the best deals and to stick to your shopping lists.
My best money saving tip is to go through the flyers for the best sale prices and then match up coupons to these items to save even more!
Amber Y says
My best money saving tip is to make a budget and stick to it. It’s the best thing you can do. Once you’ve hit your limit turn on the word no and start using it.
Tina L. says
Have a budget, resist impulse purchases and just because something is on sales does not make it a bargain.
Lisa L says
My best tip is to do the 30 day challenge (I found this on Pinterest last year and it’s difficult to do but it did help me save money). You basically save $1 on the first day, then $2 on the second and so on and so forth. At the end of the month, you would have saved $465. I save money each day by using coupons on groceries and everyday items, cutting back on my daily lattes, eating out!
A good tip is to take advantage of Black Friday and Boxing Day and buy things that you need and maybe even gifts for next year or birthdays!
Jenny B says
My tip is to revise your budget and stick to it.
My tip is to make a budget, write the plan on which one I prioritize the most and stick to it 🙂
Spend frugally and don’t fall in the trap of materialism.
Spend frugally and don’t fall into the trap of materialism.
Joana Bento says
I will use an excel sheet to note every spending and saving
Veronica Lee says
My best tip is to eat out less often. Eating out can thin out your wallet and fatten you up!
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Jessica Miller says
My best tips would be bringing your lunch to work,savings change because it really adds up!
shannon fowler says
My best tip is to do cost comparisons when grocery shopping, and on date nights make food together rather than eat out.
Mike Flaman says
I take off extra taxes from employment each month so I get a bigger tax return at the end of the year.
tracy k says
setup auto withdrawals from your chequing account to go into savings each month.
Alexandru Rusu says
Yes , i want to save money for get drive licence in 2018.
Kelly D says
My tip is to try to get your monthly payments reduced on things like insurance or cable payments by calling the companies and trying to get a better rate.
Faire un budget et s’y tenir le plus possible.
Nicole Martin says
My best money saving tips are write up a monthly budget, shop sales and use coupons.
carol clark says
put up all your change i did it one year and i had over a thousand dollars but besides that use coupons shop when things are on sale i used the call your cable bill and i got over a 10 month span a 10 dollar discount on my telephone i got a year of like 10 so i dont know if yall get more but i couldnt that saves money try that tip it works
Krista M says
Stop buying coffees & lunches out! Save your money & make them at home. All those stops at Starbucks, Tim Hortons, etc adds us!
Jenness M says
I save so much money by only shopping at stores that have reward points.
Make a budget and stick to it. Actually write it down.
Make a budget for all the events you are aware of and every expense and do not stray from it.
Josh S says
Pack a lunch from home instead of buying one. Also utilize the local library instead of buying new books.
HEIDI C. says
I price match as much as possible, check for coupons and online savings and review the flyers.
Go through flyers and buy what you need at sale prices. You can get extra bang by using coupons as well.
keep your receipts and look at the end of the month (tally it) what exactly you are spending your money on – you may be surprised!
Juliee Fitze says
Plan your meals around the flyer sales and use coupons.
Maritess S says
Stick to a budget and refrain from using the credit card.
Tara Betterley says
My money saving tip will be to stop using the credit card – pay for everything in cash and stick to the budget.
Stefanie G says
Make a budget and stick to it! Try to always find deals on what you need.
Monique L.S. says
I only allow a certain amount of coin in my wallet. Anything in excess of that goes into a jar, and when it builds up enough, it goes into the bank, or towards something we need. It’s surprising how quickly it adds up.
Connie Monico says
Get what you need, not what you want!
Caryn Coates says
Budget everything and stick to it
BobbiJo pentney says
Buy what you need, don’t be influenced by the media.
Erica Seaman says
Take out cash and don’t use debit or credit.
Michelle T says
A physical money box is one of the best ways to save money, particularly one that cannot be opened.
Lindsay A. says
We already use some generic food products, and rags instead of paper towels whenever possible. I’d love to try adding a spending freeze – great idea and definitely a great habit to get into! My tip would be cooking from scratch! It can take a while to build up pantry essentials, but there’s no need to buy big jars of expensive spices and items like that. Those are best bought in small amounts from bulk bins (for literally pennies!) for maximum freshness!
Best tip is set up a goal for the year and start saving for it. Decide how much you will need to say from each pay.
Kimmy Ripley says
I always shop with coupons and discount codes
Karla Sceviour says
Always look through the flyers before shopping,don`t be afraid to price match at stores to get the best price!
Adam Fox says
Is the giveaway still available on 2020 ? Please let me know.