3 Ways To Save Money And Improve Your Finances

Amber Alexandria
2 min readAug 28, 2021
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#1 Save money by cooking at home

Cooking your own food can be more economical than going out to eat.

When cooking at home, it’s important to plan meals ahead of time. Plan for leftovers by doubling recipes and freezing them.

Use a meal planner, such as an app or free online calculator, like eat this much that offers automatic meal planning for those on a paleo, vegetarian, vegan, keto, or Mediterranean diet.

You can save time by doing all of your shopping in one spot at once.

#2 Identify and reduce your spending in different categories

There are many ways to save money. One way is to simply spend less. It requires budgeting and discipline, but the savings you can achieve will make it worth your time.

For example, by cutting back on entertainment expenses and focusing on free activities, you can save around $500 a year!

Here are some more ways you can reduce your spending:

  • Coupons: You should take advantage of the coupons for all your shopping needs whenever possible
  • Traveling: Before booking your flight, hotel and travel activities research deals online for optimal savings
  • Subscription services: Make sure you are reviewing your subscription and membership services and canceling the ones you don’t use

#3 Set Savings Goals

Savings goals are also beneficial for our mental health. They provide us with the reassurance that we can handle whatever life throws at us and they can make us feel less pressured to take on risky investments.

Setting savings goals is one of the best habits that you can get into. Once you know what your goals are, it’s important to set up a plan to save towards them.

One way to start setting savings goals is by tracking every purchase that you make and try not to buy anything outside of your budget.

For an alternative way to improve your finances check out my article — 30+ Affirmations To Improve Your Financial Situation in 2021