Since I have started taking a long, hard look at my finances, I have definitely become more frugal and minimalist. However, I do not consider myself as frugal or minimalist.
In this post, I want to share some of the ways I save money.
- Always ask for a discount/never pay full price: This has kind of become my “financial motto”. Recently, I called my internet & phone provider to review my services. I thought the price was too high and I asked for a discount, mentioning that I have been a long time customer. The company took $ 10/month off my bill. This is a saving of $ 120 per year and all I had to do was asking. By doing so with pretty much everything I can think of, I do save a lot of $$.
- Don’t be a brand snob: I am not particular at all as to the products’brands. I always buy the cheapest, whether it is toothpaste or pasta. You can’t actually taste or feel the difference in most cases.
- Repair instead of automatically replacing: since when do we throw a shirt away simply because a button fell off?
- Do-it-yourself: I do my own cleaning, cooking and laundry. Convenience has a high price tag. I have also tackled minor home improvement projects such as painting my condo.
What about you? How do you save money?
I like the “never pay for full price” motto. I try to do it too. It is amazing how much money you can save. Most people don’t even try…
Thanks for the comment. People can be lazy when it comes to their money. It is beyond understanding sometimes….
I price match when I grocery shop and use a credit card than enables me to accumulate points to redeem free groceries. I just realized you’re Canadian, so you’ve heard of PC financial. 🙂
I make my own coffee and try to pack my lunch the majority of the time. I also buy most of my clothes second hand and try to use coupon codes where applicable when I shop online.
Thanks for stopping by! Bringing my lunch to work has saved me a lot of money over the years.