The Art Of Frugality: 5 Creative Ways To Save Money

Grasping the true spirit of frugality, and seamlessly integrating such motives into your personal finances, will always be a notable goal.  There’s nothing wrong with being frugal, and you expand your opportunities in life when you save money.  

Get more for your money, and equip yourself with knowledge.  Take a moment to check out a few creative ways to save money, and start planning your financial future today.  

The 3,000 mile rule has been debunked

If your mechanic pushes you to get your oil changed every 3,000 miles, then he/she is likely just trying to make more money.  The 3,000 mile oil change rule has been debunked for quite some time.  

The advancements made by engineers in recent years have made it a frivolous endeavor to pay for an oil change every 3,000 miles.  Save your money, and get your oil changed every 7,500 miles instead.

Use the savings app for your local grocery store

Check your local grocery store for a coordinating savings app.  Your mobile phone could save you thousands over the course of a year.  Most grocery chains have a mobile application that offers users extra savings options when they shop.  

Couple your saving app with shopping on Wednesdays.  Most grocery stores launch their weekly coupon ads and savings on Wednesdays, so you’re likely to save even more money.  

Couchsurf when you travel

You don’t have to hull up in the house all the time to save money.  You can still travel.  You just have to be social, and scatter your friends all over the map.  

When you plan your yearly beach trip, don’t pay outrageous prices for renting a condo.  Make friends in your favorite coastal area, and plan a yearly visit, instead.  Couch-surfing is much less expensive than hotel fees.  

Bathe with your partner and don’t wash your hair every day

Everything’s better when you have someone to share it with, so why not shower with your partner?  Showering together saves water and electricity consumption.  

You may also want to consider only washing your hair a couple times per week, instead of expending resources daily.  The natural oils in your hair will have more time to condition the fibers if you skip a washing here and there.  

Always use price comparison sites

Often when purchasing new products, customers can get carried away and forget to check out alternative brands. If you’re looking to buy something, have a think about whether there might be a cheaper alternative that’s just as good as the product you originally intended on buying. Look through comparison sites like to find out if you might be able to save extra by opting for a different brand.

Get competitive with your frugality

Make frugality a competition with someone close to you.  “I can save more than you can save” will go a long way for boosting your wallet.  

Turning savings into a competition will inevitably force you and your competition to take a closer look at where the money is going in the first place.  A thorough inventory of your spending habits is sure to help you adjust your savings tally.  

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