It is no secret that we’re in the midst of a recession and many are struggling to pay their bills, keep roofs over their heads and put food on their tables. More and more people can name others that they know who have been affected by the recession. It is a scary time in the world and it isn’t going to get any better without a lot more struggles. One of the best things that you can do to survive right now is to find ways to start saving money. By saving money, you may be able to meet some basic needs that you once took for granted. And, saving money may be the best way to thrive in the future.
So, how do you go about saving money when you feel like you already cut corners? It isn’t easy and it could take some major creativity. If you are lucky enough to still have a job in the midst of the recession, do you buy a cup of coffee each morning on your way to work? Do you go out for lunch on a daily basis or even once or twice a week? If you answered yes to either of those questions, you may find that by cutting out that cup of coffee. By bringing a lunch to work, you’ll find that you’re instantly saving money. Take a few days to track exactly how much money you’re spending – whether it’s a few dollars or even a few cents at a time. After all, those dollars and cents add up rather quickly. Write down the money that you are spending; keep track of all of it on paper.