5 Ways to Have Extra Cash in Your Pocket

All of us are looking to save money in some ways. Saving money means having extra cash in your pocket to save for emergencies, save for a trip, or even invest for your retirement. There are lots of ways to save money, but here are a few tricks that will really help you save cash to achieve your financial goals!

Save With Security

In many areas of the country, having a security system at home is a must. Many security systems sound very expensive but if you shop in the right way, you can find some amazing deals. Look for companies that offer free equipment and installation. You can easily save $100 or more on equipment and installation alone! Additionally, some companies offer perks to new customers or homeowners such as, a special rate for the first year or a free Visa gift card. Still not convinced? Then do call your insurance agent and ask how you can save money on your homeowner’s insurance by securing your home with a system. While you are at it, consider the savings you will have when your home is not broken into and valuables taken.

 

Sell Your Unwanteds

One of the quickest ways to make money quick is by selling all the stuff you have that you don’t use. Go through your clothes and deliver them to a consignment shop, sell your used household goods online, or set up a yard sale to get rid of clutter.

Save on Clothes

Our clothes can be one of the most expensive ways we lose money. It’s a necessity and yet we often have more than we need. Here are a few ways to save on your clothes:

  • Take your old clothes to a consignment shop and use the store credit to replace your clothes
  • Shop yard sales and thrift stores
  • Use coupons
  • Buy only clearance items
  • Host a clothing swap with friends

Save on Food

Food can be one of the biggest hits to the family budget but there are ways to save!

  • Learn to coupon – it can really get you a few free items
  • Shop in bulk for some of your items, such as toilet paper and paper towels
  • Shop the sales for items you will use
  • Shop in the morning to grab meats that are discounted
  • Take advantage of buy one get one free sales

Save with Transportation

We are a society that is all about cars. However, if you live in a major city you can bypass the car and save tons on car payments, insurance, fuel, and maintenance simply by changing how you get around. Research car pools, light rails, subways, driving services, and bus systems. Many cities now offer discounts for yearlong subscriptions to their public transportation that can mean big savings for you!

Sometimes when we make the choice to try and save money, we become overwhelmed by the enormity of it. The best thing to do is to set a personal financial goal and then pick one area of your life and start there. As you master those savings tricks, add another trick to your regime. In time, you will become the king/queen of savings and meeting the financial goals you wish to achieve. You have the power, now is the time to use it!