Make your own coffee
Think about how much you pay for that fancy latte with special milk each morning. Now, consider that you can make your own at home for under 20 cents per cup. “When you see these numbers exposing the ‘latte effect’ over a lifetime, you may be more inspired to make your own,” says Vera Gibbons, personal finance expert and founder of noponews.com.
You save: $100 to $150 every month
Bring breakfast and lunch to work
We’re all in a rush in the morning, so purchasing breakfast and lunch during the week seems like an easy option—yet expensive—option. Natasha Rachel Smith, a personal finance expert at TopCashback.com, says one surefire way to save money is to prep your meals. “Start by packing a lunch every day instead of eating out to save $30-$50 a week. Prep all your meals for the week on Sunday and watch your savings grow.” Here are 35 brilliant ways to save money around your home.
You save: $120-$200/month
Cancel your gym membership
Gym memberships can be expensive (averaging $40 to $50 monthly) and over half of gym memberships go unused. “If you average out the cost per use, you’ll see just how expensive a gym membership can be. There are lots of cheaper (and free) options,” says Gibbons. “Take your workout outside, see what’s being offered on Groupon, check out your local Y, workout to free videos on YouTube, or try a free fitness app.”
You save: $40 to $50 each month