To balance your budget or increase savings, most people will need to find a way to earn more or spend less. You may think you can’t spend any less, but if you start with small things, over time it will get easier.
Most purchases we make except for necessities such as food, rent and gas for the car are choices. Even with groceries, you may be able to save money by considering what you buy. Many things we end up buying are not necessities.
Even if an item is on sale and seems like a good deal, consider if you really need it. I used to buy things just because they were on sale and I still catch myself thinking about buying items like this sometimes.
Starting with small things such as bringing your lunch to work a day or two a week, cutting down on the number of times you stop for coffee, cut down spending at vending machines are simple ways to make a difference. A dollar or two here and there may not seem like a lot but it can add up to make a difference.