(Closed) What Saved You Money In The Long Run?

posted 6 years ago in Money
Post # 2
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Buzzing Beekeeper

Bringing my own lunch to work + not giving in to every single one of my Starbucks cravings has gone a looong way.

 

Oh and using Ebates.

Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

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TheGridMonster:  “not give in to every starbucks urge”???  I can’t talk to u when u r being irrational like this!!!!

that is my #1 biggest downfall on my bank account :-/

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011
  • Make coffee at home (30c kcup vs $2+)
  • Pack lunch
  • Limit eating out
  • Buy non perishables in bulk when on sale
  • Drink tap water instead of buying juice or sode (double win, no calories and sugar)
  • Same with junk food
  • Use reward credit cards, but only if you can control your spending and pay it off every month
  • And while this doesnt save money immediately, it will help out a lot for retirement: put away as much as you possibly can in 401k as early as possible.  Two words: compound interest.
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Bumble bee

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MeredithWacknik:  I’d you mean related to wedding expenses? Because that’s not where the answers are going.

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: Kauai

Hi! I actually blog about this and would love to help you. I think you can save every single day on your normal expenses (gas and groceries) but when you’re paying for the inevitable wedding expenses, I think you can really rack up substantial savings. I’d love to help.

On wedding related stuff, definitely do some price shopping. If you can get something for $20 or something similar for $50, really decide if that extra $30 spent will make you happier, or if that little savings (done over and over) can save you a bunch when it adds up. An experienced wholesale shopper (hint: me) can help you find enormous savings on details like cloth napkins in your wedding colors, placecard holders for under $1, and creative gift ideas that don’t cost a fortune. There’s also this magic box called RIT that can help you customize almost anything you can think of.:)

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Buzzing Beekeeper

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heputaringonit:  I know, the struggle is real 🙁

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