Monday, May 5, 2014

12 Ways to Know You're a Saver

You probably already know whether you’re a saver or a spender, but if not, this list will help you be certain.  If you’re a proficient saver already, let us know about your most ridiculous money saving tips in the comments below.

1. You turn off the lights when you leave the room to save on your electricity bill.

2. You use an antenna for TV because the best shows are on broadcast television anyway and the picture quality is superb.

3. You wear your basic clothing until it’s no longer good because otherwise it’s just uneconomical.  Who actually wears designer jeans and clothing anyway?

4. You flush partially after number one to save on water.

5. Tap water is the only choice at restaurants because you know how much restaurants markup drinks and it’s the healthy choice.

6. Not only is biking is great for your health, but also avoids the high costs of a depreciating car and the associated gas, insurance, and maintenance costs.

7. An extra week or two between haircuts is prudent and saves money over the long-run.

8. You check out books and movies at the library even though you have to wait an extra month or two.

9. When you go out, you pre-funk beforehand with friends to save money on drinks.  Seriously… $10 for a mixed drink or $5 for a beer?

10. Cooking at home not only helps you become a culinary expert, but also saves money on tips, taxes, and the higher costs of eating out.

11. You know it’s ridiculous, but you save those ketchup packets, napkins, forks, and other freebies from restaurants.  You never know when you’ll need them.

12. Lastly, you budget out your monthly expenses to stay on top of where all of your money is going.  Anything else would be irresponsible and reckless.

Do you think that you’re more of a spender instead of a saver?  Check out 11 ways to know you’re a spender to see if that list resonates more.