Whether it’s because of inflation or your growing family, as we look ahead to Thanksgiving and Christmas, many of us are facing tighter budgets this year.
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“When it comes to our spending habits, sometimes the most important thing we need is information.”
Danielle is sharing some reminders of simple ways that we cut back a bit and save some money this month:
- No-Spend Challenge
Challenge yourself to not spend money (beyond essentials) for a set period of time. You might try a week, 10 days or a month. An inspiring book on this topic is The Year of Less by Cait Flanders.
If you think you want to buy something non-essential, just wait 30 days before purchasing it. You might be surprised to find you no longer want it.
- Use an app
Whether you use an app that automatically moves some of your money into savings, one that finds bargains for you, or one that shows you what subscriptions you can cancel, technology is a great tool for saving money.
- De-clutter and sell
Go through your closets and garage, find items you no longer need or use, and sell them on Facebook Marketplace or Craigslist. Bonus is that you get free clean space in your home!
- Meatless Mondays
If you usually eat meat, pick a day of the week to plan one more meatless meal and save on groceries.
- Plan meals
Do a little work ahead of time to plan budget-friendly meals and reduce the number of times you go to the grocery store or order take out.
- Check out the library
Many libraries offer more than just books! Stop by and see what free offerings you might be missing.
At the end of today’s show, Danielle shares a voice message from listener Lisa who listened to our recent episode 5 Ways to Make Every Day More Catholic and has an idea of her own to share.
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