Everyone needs a little extra cash right now, and reducing your monthly expenses is an easy way to get some.
Here is where you can start!
- Read through your statements. Create a budget! Make sure to take all expenses into account, that means every coffee run or $5 sunglasses. This way, you know where all your money is going and can make changes easily.
- Evaluate and refinance your home or auto. Refinancing for a better rate can put more cash in your budget monthly. Right now, auto and home rates are low, making it a great time to get some extra money!
- Meal prep! Find recipes online that are inexpensive to make. Cooking for yourself is much cheaper than ordering take-out every night, and finding inexpensive recipes will help keep your grocery budget in check.
- Lower or cancel some bills! Do you pay for cable TV? Can you reduce your cellphone bill? Go ahead and cancel any subscriptions to magazines. Try and streamline your streaming services, so you aren’t paying for ten different programs! If you can get by with only one or two, then go ahead and cancel the others.