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Monday, April 13, 2015
It never seems to be easy to put back money for the future or emergencies. Perhaps the depression era was critical to our way of thinking because this time provided a proven method of separating wants and needs. However, the further that we retreat from these old days, impulse buying becomes more prevalent. Take these examples of how you can start your own savings program without becoming a product of the 1930s, but curbing impulse buying.

Stock Up

Many items have to be replaced on a regular basis. Manufacturers feed on this prospect and increase prices significantly. For example, a basic shower curtain liner can cost $10.00 at the local big box store. By finding bulk shower curtain liners online, the price can be significantly less. A case of 3-gauge wholesale shower curtains run approximately $2.00 each for a case of 48. That is a saving of $384.00.

Other examples of stocked goods are canned goods, batteries, light bulbs, toothpaste, lotions, and soaps. Think of the items that you regularly buy  each month and stock up when you find a significantly lower price.

Recycling Instead of Tossing

Recycling is another great way to make money without much effort. Pop cans, metal, plastics, paper, and glass are recyclable. Many companies pay cash for your saved-up recyclables while others can give you a substantial write-off on taxes.

Instead of taking this extra money and using for frivolous purchases, open a separate bank account and sock it away. Or dip into this account for future mass purchases that can make a significant return on your money. The money is seldom missed, but will be available when needed the most.

How to save money has evolved over the decades with a changing society. Make a list of items in your home that seem to show up on your grocery list regularly. Watch for local sales and surf the Internet for big savings. Organize a space for storage and keep track of how often these items are used. Do the same for recyclables and start saving easily, today.

by: Palmetto Linen