How Are You Saving Money?I've been doing some budgeting this week and found some areas I could cut costs in my week to week activities. One reason for doing this, is if you can cut out things you do not really use or need, then you can spend that money on other lovely items you don't need Or, it can just give you some breathing room where you aren't stressing over bills.
So what do you do to save money and cut costs? Share your tips on living a financially healthy lifestyle.
My big ones this week:
-Further optimized by lighting schedule. Most of my heavily used lights are Phillips Hue bulbs and are automated to a schedule of when to turn on and off. This is to prevent accidentally leaving a light on when I leave, or just being lazy and refusing to turn them off when I'm on the couch.
-Optimizing outlets: Same thing as with lights, this is to prevent some phantom drains when I go to bed and such. I can cut power to them from my phone through Wemo. I could do the same by manually turning off my power strips, but this lets me do it when I go out of town and forget, as well as seeing a visual representation of what is still on.
-Cut some unnecessary items I was buying on my grocery bill.
-Going forward, I'll be eating out less. I've been abusing this one too much recently and it's added a couple hundred dollars in expenses lol.
-I also cut Netflix and Hulu as I haven't really been using them, but I wouldn't really say I saved money since I added Cable for Football Season. My TV expenses actually increased by about $20 after that change.
"Constantly talking about what you've done is a long winded way of saying you don't do s*** anymore." - Ross Enamait
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