Before the tips, a quip:
“Money isn’t the most important thing in life, but it’s reasonably close to oxygen on the “gotta have it” scale.” ~ Zig Ziglar.
One of the best ways to save money is to figure out how much you “gotta have.” Be specific and concrete — none of that “I want to retire when I’m 45 years old.” That’s too vague. Another important money saving tip is to watch the little things, because those quarters and dollars add up fast! One of the newest, most popular money books on Amazon is Cut Your Grocery Bill in Half with America’s Cheapest Family: Includes So Many Innovative Strategies You Won’t Have to Cut Coupons — it’s a good investment.
And, here are five of the best money saving tips from psychological research…
Best Ways to Save Money – 5 Money Saving Tips That Work
1. Tell your family, friends, and coworkers that you’re saving money. You’re more likely to save money if you share your plans. Research shows the greater the public declaration, the more motivated people are to achieve their goals. So, the more people you tell about your money goals, the higher the chances that you’ll succeed. Your “peeps” will support you when you falter, and they can even make your money goals seem easier! Research from the University of Plymouth shows that when people are at the bottom of a hill with friends, they estimate that it’s easier to climb than if they’re alone. It’s the same thing with saving money: you increase your chances of saving more and spending less money if you surround yourself with people who support you.
What do you think of these ways to save money? I welcome your comments below…
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