104 Ways to Save Money (New Ideas for 2023!)

Let’s save some money! Here are 104 ways to save money.

Why save money? Well, so you can afford your future. So you won’t have to rely on credit to get you by. So you can do some fun things. There are lots of reasons to do it.

Why 104? Because it’s double my other list, 52 Ways to Make Extra Money, and I like a challenge. Okay, let’s get started with the savings!

To make it easy, I’ve broken the different ways into handy categories:

Ways to Save Money Fast

Want to save money fast? Get ready to hustle and cut back on unnecessary expenses.

1. Return Things

What did you recently purchase that you could return? Past the refund date? Don’t have a receipt? Who cares. Try anyway. Returning things you no longer need or want will help you get back some of the money you spent on them. This is a quick win.

2. Score a Signup Bonus

Have you tried capitalizing on sign-up bonuses? Look for some right now. With some companies, you can earn more than $100 just by registering and following a few steps. It’s an easy way to reap financial rewards with minimal effort!

3. Start Tracking Your Spending

You can start this immediately. Tracking your spending is a great way to observe where you’re overspending and make the necessary changes to save more money. It can help you get a better handle on where your money is going and reveal how much you’re currently saving and provide insight into potential growth areas.

4. Renegotiate Everything

Start with renegotiating your bills, such as your cable or internet bill. This can help you lower your monthly expenses. This company negotiated my bills to save me $324. Get this started today and expand into other things you could negotiate.

5. Use this Free Net Worth Tracker

Personal Capital is a free online tool that helps you track your net worth and plan for your financial future. Seeing your net worth will inspire your savings efforts. It’s free to use, and it’s a fantastic tool.

6. Download a Passive Saving/Earning App

Many apps help you earn passive income by investing in spare change or renting your car. We’ve got a whole list you can sort through. Download one today and get started.

7. Visit a Trusted Money-Saving/Making Website

We maintain an extensive list of websites that can help you find ways to save and make money, such as taking surveys or renting out your property.

8. Install the Honey Extension

The Honey extension automatically finds and applies coupon codes when you shop online, helping you save money on your purchases. More importantly, it monitors your recent purchases and can help you recoup discounts you might have missed.

Ways to Save Money Each Month

Making a budget and cutting back on monthly subscriptions can help you save money each month.
Ways to Save Money Every Month

9. Collect Credit Card Rewards

I don’t spend any money on hotels or flights each year. That’s a huge savings. I do it by using credit card rewards. Collecting credit card rewards can also help you earn cash back or other benefits on your everyday purchases, which can add up to significant savings over time.

10. Use a Free Checking Account

Don’t make the bankers rich. Avoid checking fees. A free checking account can help you avoid monthly fees affecting your savings.

11. Drop the Storage Unit for Neighbor.com

Neighbor.com will allow you to save money by getting rid of the storage unit. Instead, Neighbor.com will show you someone in your neighborhood who has an extra closet, garage, etc for you to use instead. Save on monthly fees.

12. Do a Spending Review

Doing a spending review, where you look at your expenses and see where you can cut back, can help you identify areas where you can save money each month. It’s best to do one of these every month. Include your spouse on the review if you’re married.

13. Switch to a Cheap Cell Phone Plan

Switching to a cheaper cell phone plan can save you hundreds of dollars a year. This could be big and could result in significant monthly savings.

14. Start a Budget with this Free Software

Starting a budget with free software, such as Mint or EveryDollar, can help you keep track of your income and expenses and identify areas where you can cut back.

15. Switch to No-Fee Investing

Switching to no-fee investing, such as with a robo-advisor, can help you save on investment fees and increase your returns over time.

16. DIY Personal Care

Doing your own personal care, such as cutting your hair, doing your nails, etc., can save you monthly money. If you can’t stand the thought of giving up these services then switch to doing them quarterly or every other month.

17. Budget for Your Unexpected Expenses

Budgeting for unexpected expenses, such as car repairs or medical bills, can help you avoid debt when these expenses arise.

18. Use the Cash Envelope System on Steroids

Using the cash envelope system on steroids can help you stick to your budget and avoid overspending. Learn more about this system where you set aside cash for different expenses and only spend what you have allocated.

Ways to Save Money on Big Things

Saving money on big purchases like cars and houses can feel like a game, but with a bit of research, you can come out on top.

Ways to Save Money on Big Things

19. Join a Healthshare Plan

Joining a healthshare plan can help you save money on healthcare costs by sharing costs with other members of the plan. These aren’t just for Christians anymore. There are healthshare plans for those of the Jewish faith and for the non-religious. This has saved me thousands over the last ten years.

20. Automate Your Savings

Automate your savings by setting up automatic transfers from your employer or checking account to your savings account. This is my #1 way to save, and it will help you consistently save money without thinking about it.

21. Use a Fee-Only Financial Advisor

Using a fee-only financial advisor can help you save money on investment fees and increase your returns over time.

22. Raise Your Deductibles

Here’s an obvious one. But you may not have done it in a while. Raising the deductibles on your insurance policies can help lower your monthly premium payments.

23. Switch to One Car

Switching to one car can help you save money on car-related expenses such as insurance, maintenance, and fuel costs. If you’re married, consider this game-changing money saver.

24. Get a Used Car

Now sell that one new car and get a used one. Buying a used car can save you thousands of dollars on payments, insurance, and in some cases, even maintenance.

25. Rent a Car vs. Own

Drop the car altogether and start taking Uber or renting a car when needed. Renting a car instead of owning one can save you on maintenance and repair costs.

26. Move

I told you these were big ways! Moving to a more affordable location (out of town or to a different state) can save you money on housing and other living expenses.

27. Refinance Debt

Refinancing debt, such as student loans or a mortgage, can lower your interest rate and monthly payments. This is huge for mortgage interest savings and for getting a lower payment. Best to do this when rates have fallen.

28. Learn to Stop Your Shopping Addiction

If impulse spending is a problem, then you may need to address your spending like it’s an addiction. Treat it like any other addiction and get help.

29. Quit that Bad Habit

Here’s another obvious one, but it needs to be said. Quitting a bad habit, such as smoking, can help you save money and improve your health.

30. Buy a Car the Right Way

If you are going to buy a new car, then doing it the right way can save you a ton of money upfront. By researching, comparing prices, and learning to leverage public (and private) pricing info, you can get a better deal.

31. Learn to Make Better Savings Goals

Think high-level and focus on your “why.” Learning to make better savings goals, such as by setting specific and measurable goals, can help you save money more effectively.

32. Switch to a Money Saving Career

Here’s another big one. Switching to a money-saving career, such as one with a higher earning potential or lower expenses, can help you save more money over time. For instance, could you do your same job with an employer who would let you work from home vs spending all the time and money to go into an office?

Ways to Save Money at Home

From cutting energy costs to finding deals on groceries, there are plenty of ways to save money at home.

Ways to Save Money at Home

33. Work from Home

If you can, move your work to your home. Working from home can save you money on transportation costs and other expenses related to commuting. Just be careful not to spend too much on new athleisure clothes.

34. Team Up with Your Spouse on a Joint Budget

Teaming up with your spouse on a joint budget can help you have a clear financial plan and work together to save money. My wife and I did this early in our marriage and it made a huge difference.

35. Set Out a Coin Jar

Setting out a coin jar can help you save small amounts of money that you might otherwise spend on unnecessary things. A penny saved is a penny earned!

36. Eat Healthy on a Budget

Healthy foods don’t have to be expensive. Eating healthy on a budget can help you save money by avoiding costly convenience foods and eating more nutritious, home-cooked meals.

37. Lower the Thermostat

Lowering the thermostat can help you save money on heating costs. Your family probably won’t notice if you turn down the heat by one degree. Alternatively, raising the thermostat in the Summer is also a great way to save. Install a smart thermostat to make this process automatic.

38. Clear the Fridge/Cupboard Night

Once a week, have a “clear the fridge” and “clear the cupboard” night. This can help you avoid impulse buys and save money by using food before it goes bad.

39. Meal Prep

Meal prepping can help you save money by cooking bulk and avoiding eating out as much.

40. Buy Used (or Free) Furniture

Buying used (or finding free) furniture can help you save money on depreciating home decor and furnishings.

41. Get Organized

In an organized home, you make space to think about ways to save. And you make use of what you have. Organizing can help you save money by keeping track of your expenses and avoiding duplicates.

42. Recruit Your Kids

Skip the cleaning service and lawn service. Recruiting your kids to help with cleaning and organizing can help you save money by dividing the workload and getting more done in less time.

43. Do the Cleaning this Month

Don’t have kids? Do it yourself. Doing the cleaning this month can help you save money by avoiding costly cleaning services.

44. Eat Only at Home for a Week/Month

Don’t deprive yourself completely. Choose a smaller approach to saving on food and plan to eat only at home for a week or month.

45. DIY Home Stuff

DIY home stuff, like making your cleaning products or home repairs, can help you save money too. You can do most basic home repairs yourself if you take some time to study the manual or look online for video tutorials. And basic improvements, like painting, can be done cheaper if you use your labor.

Ways to Save Money Online

Online shopping and the Internet can be a money trap, but with discipline and smart surfing, you can save money while still getting what you want.

Ways to Save Money Online

46. Cancel Your Subscriptions

Here’s a quick win. Get online (check your iPhone subscriptions too) and cancel unused subscriptions. Canceling subscription plans you no longer use can help you save money by eliminating unnecessary monthly expenses.

47. Start Making Personal Finance Content (Blog, Youtube, etc.)

Talk about saving accountability. Starting a personal finance blog, YouTube channel, or other online content can help you save money by sharing your tips and tricks with others. You’ll also earn money by monetizing your content.

48. Switch to a Term Life Insurance Policy

Switching to a term life insurance policy can help you save money by choosing a policy that only covers you for a certain period rather than a whole life policy.

49. Download these Free Excel Templates for Budgeting and More

Downloading free Excel templates for budgeting and other financial planning can help you save money by keeping track of your expenses and budgeting effectively. And you aren’t spending money on expensive software. Excel is the best, anyway.

50. Earn Cash Back

Earning cash back by shopping through cash-back websites and using cash-back credit cards can help you save money by receiving a percentage of your purchase back as cash.

51. Visit the Best Online Deal Sites

Visiting the best online deal sites can help you save money by finding the best deals and discounts on the products you want to buy.

52. Use a Free Retirement Calculator

A free retirement calculator can help you save money by planning for your retirement and ensuring you’re on track to reach your goals.

53. Drop the Financial Advisor and Use a Robo-Advisor

Dropping a financial advisor and using a robo-advisor can help you save money by reducing the high fees associated with traditional financial advisors.

54. Travel Hack

Travel hacking can help you save money by making the most of your credit card rewards. Hacking also involves finding the best deals and discounts on flights, hotels, and other travel expenses.

55. Improve Your Credit Score

Improving your credit score can help you save money by qualifying for lower interest rates on loans and credit cards.

56. Switch to Open Sourced Software

Switching to open-source software can help you save money by using free, community-developed software rather than expensive proprietary options.

57. Find the Cheapest Fuel

Finding the cheapest fuel can help you save money by comparing prices and choosing the best option. Use an app or simply Google maps to help you find them.

58. Listen to a Money Podcast

Listening to a money podcast can help you save money by learning from financial experts and gaining valuable tips and strategies.

59. Unsubscribe and Turn Off Notifications

Unsubscribing and turning off notifications from unwanted emails and apps can help you save money by avoiding impulse buys and unnecessary expenses.

Ways to Save Money on Taxes

Don’t let taxes drain your bank account, learn ways to save money on taxes and keep more of your hard-earned cash.
Ways to Save Money on Taxes

60. File Your Taxes for Free

Many free options are available to file your taxes, such as Free File from the IRS, which allows individuals who make $72,000 or less to file their federal taxes for free.

61. File Your Business Taxes for Free

Small businesses can also take advantage of free tax filing options, such as the IRS Free File program for small businesses.

62. Track Your Deductible Business Miles for Free

By keeping track of the miles you drive for business purposes, you may be able to claim a deduction on your taxes. Several free apps can help you track your mileage.

63. Open a SEP IRA

If you’re self-employed or own a small business, you can open a Simplified Employee Pension (SEP) IRA. Contributions to a SEP IRA are tax-deductible and can help lower your overall tax bill.

64. Open a Traditional IRA

If a retirement plan does not cover you through your employer, you may be able to take a deduction for contributions to a traditional IRA. It allows you to save money on taxes by deducting your contributions from your taxable income.

Creative Ways to Save Money

Get creative with your savings, think outside the box and find new and unexpected ways to save money.

65. Say a Prayer of Gratitude Each Day

I do this every night and also teach my kids to do this. Saying a prayer of gratitude each day can help shift your mindset to one of appreciation and contentment, which can, in turn, reduce the urge to overspend.

66. Ask AI for Unique Savings Advice

Asking AI (like ChatGPT) for unique savings advice can help identify new and innovative ways to save money that you may not have considered.

67. Download an Automatic Savings App

Automatic savings apps can help you save money by automatically transferring a set amount from your checking account to your savings account each month. Use an app instead of having to set it all up yourself.

68. Take the 52-Week Challenge

The 52-week challenge is a savings plan where you save a set amount of money each week, starting with $1 and increasing by $1 each week.

69. Start a Money Saving Hobby

Starting a money-saving hobby, such as couponing, investing, or something wild like collecting golf balls can help you learn new ways to save money and make it more fun.

70. Become a Mystery Shopper

Becoming a mystery shopper can help you save money by getting paid to shop and by getting free food. It also provides valuable information to businesses on how to improve their customer service.

71. Take a Free Trip to Disneyland

A free trip to Disneyland can be made by applying for the Disney College Program, which offers the opportunity to work at Disneyland for a semester and live on campus for free. Better yet, travel hack your way to Disney for free.

72. Vacation in Dallas

Vacationing in Dallas can be a budget-friendly option. The city offers a wide range of free activities, such as visiting the Arts District and the Dallas Farmer’s Market. I should know. I live here and I wrote the best guide to free things to do in Dallas. It’s a lot!

Ways to Save Money Slow

Slow and steady wins the savings race, take your time and make small changes to build up your savings.
Ways to Save Money Slow

73. Purchase a 5% CD

Purchase a 5% certificate of deposit (CD) to earn a higher interest rate on your savings. Yes, these 5% CD rates are available now. 

74. Open a High-Yield Savings Account

Open a high-yield savings account for a higher interest rate on your savings. Classic.

75. Build a CD Ladder

Create a CD ladder to take advantage of high-yield CDs while maintaining access to your money. This is easier than it sounds now thanks to banking technology. With rates as high as they are it’s a good time to deploy this.

76. Develop Your Money Skills

Investing in yourself is really the best way to save. Develop your money management skills to make better financial decisions. Check out a resource like the FDIC Money Smart program.

77. Take the 31-Day Challenge

Take the 31-day money-saving challenge to build better spending habits. I built this challenge to give you a roadmap to getting things done for your finances.

78. Purchase I Bonds

Invest in I Bonds to earn a fixed rate of return, plus inflation protection. These rates are incredible.

Ways to Save Money on Your Business

Running a business can be costly, but with a little planning, you can find ways to save money and boost your bottom line.
Ways to Save Money on Business

79. Switch to Free Accounting Software

Switch to free accounting software to save on monthly subscription fees and improve your bottom line.

80. Use a Free Productivity Tool

Utilize a free productivity tool like Trello or Asana to improve workflow and streamline tasks without spending money on a paid program.

81. Skip the Loan

Skip the loan and focus on building up quick sales and cash reserves to fund your business expenses.

82. Stay at Extended-Stay Hotels

Save on accommodation costs by staying at extended-stay hotels while on business trips. They are also great for families of five, like mine.

83. Grow Hacking & SEO

Implement “grow hacking” and SEO techniques to attract more customers and grow your business without spending money on traditional advertising.

84. Hire Freelancers

Hire freelancers instead of full-time employees to save on benefits and overhead costs.

85. Switch to Remote

Switch to remote work to save on office expenses and improve employee satisfaction.

Ways to Save Money Using Your Mind

Using your mind to think strategically and make smart financial decisions can help you save money in ways you never thought possible.
Ways to Save Money with Your Mind

86. Get Passionate About Frugality

Cultivate a love for frugality and minimalism by understanding the benefits of living below your means. Not because you want to hoard all your cash. Because you want to use it for good.

87. Use the Sleep On It Strategy

Take the time to sleep on big purchases, allowing emotions to subside and making a more rational decision. On purchases over $100, wait two days to think it over before you make the purchase.

88. Overcome Your Poor Money Mindset

Recognize and challenge your negative thought patterns around money to improve your financial well-being.

89. Use One of These Psychological Tricks

Take advantage of psychological tricks such as mental accounting, loss aversion, and the endowment effect to make better financial decisions.

90. Spend Money on Just What You Want

Prioritize spending on things that truly matter to you and cut back on unnecessary expenses.

91. Learn to Spend Money Wisely

Develop the skill of spending money in a way that aligns with your values and goals.

Extreme Ways to Save Money

Ready to take your savings to the extreme? Try unconventional methods to save money and watch your savings soar.
Extreme Ways to Save Money

92. Live Like a College Student

This strategy involves cutting back on expenses by adopting the same frugal habits you may have had during your college years, such as cooking your own meals and finding free or low-cost entertainment options.

93. Become an Extreme Cheapskate

This approach takes frugality to the extreme by cutting back on expenses as much as possible. This could include using coupons, buying only necessities, and avoiding unnecessary purchases.

94. Go on a Spending Freeze

A spending freeze is when you stop spending money for a set period. This can help you to re-evaluate your spending habits and identify areas where you can cut back. We do this every January with our dining-out expenses.

95. Drive a Gas Guzzler

Skip the expensive Teslas and hybrids. Buy a cheap, used car and enjoy your savings. Fuel prices can’t touch the price differences in new vs used and cost of maintenance.

96. Go Cash Only

Crazy, but it works. This approach involves only using cash for purchases to limit overspending and better track your spending habits. It also prevents you from spending at many places.

More Ways to Save Money

When saving money, there’s always more to learn; explore new and unique ways to save even more of your hard-earned cash.

97. Write Down Your Spending as You Go

Writing down your spending as you go can help you track where your money is going and identify areas where you can cut back.

98. Visit Museum, Parks, and the Library for Fun

Visiting museums, parks, and libraries for fun can be a great way to entertain yourself without spending much money.

99. Split the Meal

Portion sizes are huge these days. When dining out, split a nicer meal with your significant other. Splitting a meal when eating out can help you save money on food while still enjoying a meal out. Dining out alone? Split the meal and take half home for your next meal.

100. Take a Staycation

A staycation, or vacationing at home, can be a great way to save money while still enjoying some time off. No need for a big expensive vacation. Take a week off of work and do a bunch of activities in your hometown. Skip the hotel and airfare costs and spend more on entertainment and dining out for the week.

101. Car Pool or Public Transport

Carpooling or taking public transportation can help you save money on gas and vehicle maintenance.

102. Volunteer Time vs. Money

Volunteering your time instead of spending money on activities can be a great way to give back to your community and save money.

103. Find Free Events

Finding free events in your community can be a great way to have fun without spending a lot of money.

104. Ask Friends & Family to Help You Save

Asking friends and family to help you save money can provide accountability and support as you work on reaching your financial goals.

Conclusion: Why Do This?

Congrats on making it to the end. Hopefully you’ve found something here that you could use. Remember, saving money can help you achieve multiple goals – from taking a dream vacation to preparing for retirement.

By putting aside even just a little bit of your income each month, you can build up a substantial sum that can be used to purchase large items such as houses and cars or pay off debt.

Saving money also provides peace of mind and the assurance that you are prepared for unexpected life events such as job loss or medical emergencies. Over time, saving money can make all the difference in helping you reach your financial goals.

Avatar About Philip Taylor, CPA

Philip Taylor, aka "PT", is a CPA, blogger, podcaster, husband, and father of three. PT is also the founder and CEO of the personal finance industry conference and trade show, FinCon.

He created Part-Time Money® back in 2007 to share his advice on money, hold himself accountable (while paying off over $75k in debt), and to meet others passionate about moving toward financial independence.

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  1. Avatar abdelaziz benhaida says

    Extensive and Great list, thanks for sharing.

  2. Avatar xowivyhid says

    and here’s 10 more extra ways to save money:

    1) drop the smart phone and get a “dumb” one. Save about $50 per month. Get a low-priced tablet (e.g., Kindle Fire) or use your old iPhone as a wi-fi only device. Wi-fi is available everywhere; you really don’t need to pay for cell-based data plans
    2) call your car and home insurance company and tell them you want to go through all your coverage because you found another carrier that is cheaper. They’ll probably help you “find” 10% off or more.
    3) speaking of car insurance – An expensive policy from GEICO, Progressive, etc. is not needed. You can find one usually for less than $25/month from Insurance Panda. If you spend too much on car insurance from one of those big companies, chances are you are simply funding their expensive TV ads with cute animals.
    4) compare what your house is really worth to your assessment. Many assessments have never been properly adjusted down to reflect the market over the last 4 years. We cut our property taxes by about 20%.
    5) re-fi your 30-year mortgage to a 15. The interest rate will drop by at least 50-75 bps, more depending on your current rate. The payment may go up slightly, but it is because you are paying off your loan faster. If it’s possible, get the mortgage paid off before the kids go to college. At a minimum, have it paid off before you retire. if you buy life insurance (which you should), don’t overpay. you can get $15 policies from places like Life Ant or gnworth.
    6) review your credit card bills for all the things you are paying $10-20 per month for that you no longer need. I bet everybody has at least a couple
    7) drop all magazine (paper and on-line) subscriptions. If you look around, you can find comparable content for free.
    8) review your investment portfolio for ways to replace higher fee mutual funds or ETFs with lower fee ones. S&P500 funds/ETFs shouldn’t charge more than 0.10% in fees. Fees may be higher for specialty funds, but they are all coming down fast. If your company 401K uses high-fee funds, talk to the folks in charge. A difference of 25 bps in fees will mean a difference of about 5% in your portfolio value after 25 or 30 years.
    9) and of course the most impactful — never carry a balance on a credit card. If you can’t resist, cut up the cards.
    10) save, save, save!

  3. Avatar Philip Taylor says

    SleeplessinChicago I’m glad it was a hit with you, Sleepless.

  4. Avatar SleeplessinChicago says

    After being laid off recently, I have been looking for tips on saving money and found this list to be the most comprehensive I have seen so far. It contains practically all aspects of existence and I will make an effort to incorporate more of these ideas into my lifestyle. Bottom line is that to have more money one needs to either make more or save more money. With the state of the current economy, the 1st option becomes next to impossible to achieve; therefore, saving money becomes so important. My husband and I practice many of the suggestions from the list: for example, eating in, making our own coffee, eliminating cable TV and telephone land line. The next items to incorporate into our living will be controlling the spending habits and utilizing “Need” vs. “Want” and waiting tactics for purchases over $100. Bravo on the list!

  5. Avatar ssvanburen29 says

    Great list! Unfortunately, Hulu is not free. but it is cheaper!

  6. Thanks for writing this awesome post, it must have taken a while!
    Much appreciated
    Josh

  7. Lots of great ideas!

    Not to sound like an evironmental nut, but #69 isnt as good as one would think!. Biofuel actually requires more crude oil products for production than what is actually produced as biofuel. Also with biofuel like ethanol (made from corn) it actually increases the cost of food.

  8. Avatar Marlene Romero says

    Like these tips very much! Will be applying some to my every day life since we use some to begin with like eating in daily and cooking at home mostly and we go out less but one thing I refuse to sacrifice on and it’s not taking a vacation on a yearly basis so we go out less and spend less regularly. Works for us. And when we do put it on a credit card I make it a point of paying it off in three or four intervals so to avoid excessive fees BUT it would be nice not put anything on a credit card at all, admitedly! Overall, great tips and will be applying them for sure!

  9. This is actually is very good list of money saving tips, most are helpful and to be honest are not very helpful, here are some of my favorites:

    14. Avoid Financing – This means only buy what you can pay for today, many people want a product right away, these are impulse items and really do not add to your overall quality of life.
    23. Don’t Pay for Your Kids- I did this for years by only going to restaurants with free meals for kids.
    39. Be Purposely Low in Cash- Only spend the money you have in your pocket.
    44. Cut the cable- This applies to phone/internet etc., these services are optional and nice to have but they cost a lot of money, my cable bill is about $60 per month ( I like TV) but my phone/internet bill is about $300 per month ( I know that is a crazy amount but I have many options and family phones which drive up the cost).
    45. Pay Yourself First – This may be the most important thing you do in your life, really make an effort to to this, later in life you will thank yourself.

  10. What a fantastic list of ways to save! This is something that can be made into a screensaver or desktop pic LOL Lots of ideas that you might otherwise just forget 🙂

  11. Better checkout #64!! My car insurance is $14.00/mo MORE expensive if I take of my truck off of my policy!!

  12. This is a great list! I also like #1 the best. It has worked for my wife and me. I even have a little label that I put on the piggybank with a savings goal on it….like Hawaiian Vacation.

  13. Great list!

    I would also recommend for numero uno – the piggybank – to more frequently deposit the contents of the piggy then every year. Do it weekly or monthly into your regular savings account will encourage greater deposits into the the piggy. And each of the little deposits will add up and should slowlly help boost up your interest earnings.

  14. Avatar Hank Beaman says

    I like this, but, please, if you haven’t heard of or implemented half of these just by waking up….you are a moron……no wonder the USA is becoming so dependant on mother government…again, these ARE good ideas but……

  15. Wow, PT! This is a great resource for people. You definitley had the creative juices flowing here. I’ll definitely refer people to this article as the need to save comes up in Money Map coaching meetings. Hope you are well. Let’s get together soon.

  16. Avatar Dr Paul Dyer says

    This is an absolutely awesome list! Simple and practical. I’m going to start doing some of these things today. Thanks for sharing!

  17. Use cash back websites like Bing, FatWallet, AAfter Search and ShopAtHome, while shopping online. They also provide sign up bonus.

  18. Avatar Rainy-Day Saver says

    Number 39 is my go-to way tip for spending less. I keep $20 or less in my wallet most of the time. So it’s a good thing I have excellent debit/credit card control, too.

  19. Avatar FinancialBondage says

    good tips. I have done some of them. others I need to work on.

  20. Good list my friend. I’m up for a dinner club if you are. Did you mention clothes at garage sales or thrift stores? I picked up 4-5 $90 Brooks Brothers dress shirts at an estate sale for $1.50 each not too long ago. They looked like they had never been worn. I do stuff like that all the time! I rarely ever buy new clothes.

  21. I love simple ways to save money… I will be tearing through this list to find some that I’m not doing and haven’t even thought of!

  22. What? Only 104 way? Juts kidding.

    Great list of ideas. If I can’t implement a few of these then I’m not trying!

  23. There are some great ideas here! I am going to make it my goal to try at least 10 by next month. Thank you for sharing!
    Suzanne
    Social Media Specialist
    CareOne Debt Relief Services
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  24. Avatar Money Smarts says

    wow, great mega-post! Lots of great money saving ideas here!