It may sound impossible, but I promise you, it’s not. With some strategic saving (and spending), you can have $10,000 in your bank account by the end of the year.
Pay your debts
A great first step in saving is to pay down your debt a bit. You don’t have to pay it all off if you aren’t able, but pay it down enough so that creditors aren’t calling you non-stop.
Save your paper change
Get one dollar or five dollar bill back when making a purchase? Stash your paper (non-coin) change in a piggy bank or small safe. It will add up in no time!
Courtesy of Dave Ramsey.
Track your expenses
This is a great way to get a handle on how much money you are actually spending each month, and what you are spending it on. This will help you cut out frivolous items, thus saving money!
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Pay with cash
Studies have shown that people who pay for items with cash spend less than those who pay with credit or debit cards.
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Making automatic deposits
Set up your direct deposit to automatically deposit a set amount into your savings account each paycheck. You’ll barely miss the money, and you’ll see your savings grow each month.