As I count down the days until I get my first pay check, here are some things I’m going to put into practice to save money.
1. Pack home cooked meals for lunch.
I know, I know. It’s not rocket science, but the best way to save money is to not spend it. For the past few weeks, most of my money has been designated to food – breakfast, lunch, and a little fast food run on my way home. But it has sucked the money out of my wallet and right into my stomach. Last week, I started eating breakfast at home and packing a homemade lunch to work, and it’s saved me a ton of money.
2. Stop shopping.
Clothes, shoes, and nail polish are my weaknesses. I have more clothes than my closet can hold, and it just doesn’t make sense to have items that I only wear once. Instead of shopping, I’m learning to how to make the most out of what I have and restyle all my different pieces.
3. Create a list of expenses.
I am just starting to realize how difficult it is to manage money. I have been meaning to do this for years, but I am finally getting around to making a budget. The first thing I did was make an excel sheet for all my expenses like utilities, groceries, and gas. Now that I know how much money I spend on all of this stuff, I can make sure I don’t ever go wild and spend too much.