Coupons

One good way to save money and get more is coupons. They are literally free. The tv show extreme couponing is a good example of saving money. Even if you clip a few coupons for each of your shopping trips, it will add up.

Be careful, coupons can get you to spend money on something dont need. If you’re on a shoestring budget, it can be tempting.

Not only in the paper, but a lot of stores will have coupons on their website to make it easier.

Never forget your coupons. It will stretch your dollar.

Enjoy the rest of your day,

Matt

Using Cash

We all have and use debit/credit cards. They are convenient, but also dangerous. A simple swipe or enter of card number and you get a product or service. It is very easy to use it and not realize how hard you have to work for that money. Trust me, I almost fell into the trap myself.

My tip for you is to trying using cash. It’ll teach you a few things. Letting cash go is harder than swiping a card. Also, if you only have x dollars, itll make you budget your money better.

That is all for today. I hope you try this tip to improve your budgeting techniques.

Enjoy the rest of your day,

Matt

Getting Started

So you want to start saving money? Maybe make your paycheck go farther? Budgeting is a commitment. To be successful, it must be done continuously, similar to losing weight. But, if you are ready, lets get started.

When you are budgeting, you need two factors: your monthly income and your monthly bills. Things like gas and food wont be the same every month. However, with planning, you set a certain amount for each. If you take a bus, you can budget easier while spending a lot less.

Now that you have your numbers, I recommend using trackeverycoin. It is a free website that helps you see where your money is going. If you enter your paychecks, your bills plus things you buy, it will show you how much you have left. Or how much you are in the red. Ive used it with great success. I still do, even though I make way more than I need for bills.

If you want to save more, planning is key. That includes what you buy for food. I will post on that another time.

Enjoy the rest of your day,

Matt

About Me

I should probably tell you a little bit about me now. I have no specialty degree around finance or accounting. Even better, I experienced it and had to survive by doing.

I live in New York, which has much higher prices on living than other places. So when I only made $11 an hour to support 2 people, 5 cats, there was not a lot of spare money. I had rent, truck payments and insurance. Plus fuel and food. Internet was optional, which we had.

On barely $1300 a month, lone money maker, it does not go far. So knowing how to budget and where to spend money when you’re on a shoestring budget. It will either make you or break you.

For the record, I was never late on a payment or a bill. I always was able to save money for holidays and maintenance for my vehicle.

So, if you want to follow me for tips on budgeting and turning a nickle into a dime, hit the follow button. I will be posting as much as I can. Feel free to ask any questions

Enjoy the rest of your day,

Matt

Welcome!

Hello there! I appreciate you taking time to visit my blog. I would like to take a few minutes to explain why I started this blog and what’s to come in the future.

These days, money is hard to come by. Everything is rising in price, wages are rising slower and not keeping up with the cost of living. This is where I step in to help. I am hoping to help anyone with financial problems turn it around.

So what do I plan on posting? Well, hopefully a lot. I will post up tips and tricks that Ive used successfully. Also, I will post up anything I find that is not my own thoughts to help get the idea of budgeting out there.

Thank you, again, for stopping by. If you learn anything through this blog, please pay it forward to others.

Enjoy the rest of your day,

        Matt