- 8 years ago
- Wedding: June 2011
I’m a natural saver even though we make good money, I was just raised that way. I actually feel bad about spending on the everyday little things like bottled water or a snack from the snack machine cause I dont think its “worth it”. If I were to buy bottled drinks, I think well I can get water free from the fountain. If I want a snack, I think, instead of spending a dollar on this little bag, I could get a whole box at the market for $2… besides, I dont need the extra calories anyways! So I get a reusable bottle, and pack little snacks for myself each day from a bigger box I get at the market (always on sale). Every little bit counts, I only shop grocery sales and base my weekly meals around what is on sale, I dont buy misc snacks when I’m out, I dont even buy trash bags – we use the grocery bags in a small waste basket, I try to always pack lunch, I dont buy coffee – I have a coffee maker at work or make some in the morning at home… dont think of it as depriving yourself, think of it as padding your savings account, and change your habits so that you can have the same luxuries, but with a different approach. When you want to buy something, just stop and think, do you REALLY need to, or will you do ok without.