Shaping Your Financial Future

Shaping Your Financial Future

3 Ways To Start Saving Money

by Angie Wells

When it comes to saving money, you do everything you can to figure out where you can cut back and stop excess spending. For some, saving money isn't all that hard. It comes natural to them. However, others are stuck in a certain way of spending that makes it hard to see the other side of the equation. If you are one of those who isn't sure where you can save money every month, consider some of the following tips and tricks to help you rise ahead and add more money to your bank account.

There's no time like the present to start cutting coupons.

Just about everything you purchase from the grocery store could end up being cheaper by simply cutting a few coupons and taking them with you to the store. Don't feel like cutting coupons? Go online and print them for free and eliminate the worry of having to buy a newspaper every week. How much simpler could it possibly be? Stores run sales every week. The key is learning which items go on sale each week. Once you master their rotation cycle, you can save hundreds on your grocery bill each year. Shop smarter, not harder.

Time to turn the heat or air down.

Regardless of whether you want your home to be 68 in the summer or 75 in the winter, you need to reconsider your strategy. Why not turn the heat down to 68 in the winter and bundle up with a sweatshirt or warm blanket instead? During the summer, you can turn the air conditioner up to 72 and simply wear shorts and a tank top inside of the house. You will be surprised at how much money you can save on your energy bill each month.

Open a bank account that rewards you.

Many people never think about the fact that their bank account could end up helping them to save money. They figure their bank account is there for them to pay their bills. However, there are plenty of banks that offer rewards programs for their customers. Whether it be 1% cash back on all purchases or savings of $50 off at your favorite retailer, there are plenty of ways to save with your financial institution. Just ask local banks, such as Juniata Valley Bank, to find out more details and see which account is best for you.

With so many different ways to save money, you can begin rebuilding your bank account and stop throwing money away. The possibilities are endless, and so is the amount of money you can save.


About Me

Shaping Your Financial Future

A few years ago, I found myself in a tough spot. I was completely out of money, and my expenses kept piling up. I knew that if I didn't turn things around, I would be declaring bankruptcy for my business. To ward off financial disaster, I decided to invest a little time into learning how to budget. I made a few simple changes, including eating out less, paying attention to fines and fees, and avoiding excessive shopping trips. You wouldn't believe how quickly things changed. This blog is designed to teach beginners how to shape their financial future, so that you don't have to worry.