easy ways to save $100 a month

Who couldn’t use an extra $100 every month?   Whether or not you’re putting that money aside into savings or using it to pay a phone bill, it still equals $1200 at the end of the year!  Now I don’t think that number is something to take lightly!

I thought I would compile a list of simple and useful ways anyone can save an extra $100 a month.  After all, a little here and a little there can really add up!   I challenge you to use as many of the ways I have listed and see what you can come up with at the end of the month!

  • Pack a lunch each day you’re at work.
  • Never pay full price for anything.
  • Brew your own coffee at home.  Dress it up with some homemade coffee cream.
  • Use coupons for the things you need.  Matching them with sale prices will get you the most savings
  • Menu Plan, menu plan, menu plan!  Not only time saving in the long run, but will save you big bucks if you’re only buying what you need for the week.
  • Go grocery shopping  with a list, always.
  • Use your local library.
  • Rent or borrow movies.
  • Purchase clothing from a thrift store or garage sale.
  • Pay off your credit card each month.  It’s the interest that will kill you!
  • Try to do your errands all at the same time.  This will cut down on your gas expenses!
  • Use cash for the majority of your purchases.  Spending is harder to do if you’re actually seeing cold hard cash leave your hands.
  • Eat a meatless meal at least once a week
  • Don’t pay a professional unless you have to.  Need an oil change?  Learn to do it yourself.
  • Cook at home.  Learn to make your favourite restaurant meals at home.
  • Eat your groceries.  You’re not saving money if you have to throw out your rotten produce at the end of the week.
  • Walk whenever you can.  Is work within walking distance?  Stretch your legs.
  • Entertain at home.
  • Line dry your clothes whenever possible.  And wash in cold water.

So, what are some ways that you save $100 a month?