5 ways to throw away your money

first_imgPaying credit card interestMake a plan to pay off your credit cards as quickly as possible, then set up reminders to pay them in full each month.Utility WasteThere is a really good chance you are wasting your utilities, such as water and electricity. Here are some energy and water wasters to keep in mind.Leaving devices plugged in. Even if a device is switched off it will sometimes still draw power.Having a well maintained lawn. Watering your lawn is very costly and is not environmentally friendly.Poor insulation will cost you more money to cool and heat your home.Using old and outdated appliances.Paying for things that are freeI love Starbucks too, but making coffee at home is a great way to save money. Here are some other things you can get for free:Water. Carrying a reusable water bottle is way more cost effective than paying for bottled water. (Plus drinking more water is good for your health)Borrowing books, movies, and magazines from the libraryFree meals, sign up for birthday coupons. What a great way to treat yourself on your birthday!Entertainment. Many cities embrace farmer’s markets, free museum days, and community sports games.Perks and benefits through your workplace. For example, my husband’s company offers gym membership reimbursement.Living above your meansThis is easy. Live by this motto: Spend less than you make (or a lot less than you make).Paying for a gym membership you rarely useDo you spend $10 or more each month to have a tag on your keys with the name of the gym you send money to? Exactly.Here are some more affordable options:Ditch the gym entirely and workout at home. There are a ton of home workouts for free on YouTube.Go on hikes! If you can, this is a free and scenic option.Find a drop in gym where you can pay by the day. 71SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Robbie Young Robbie is the Associate Publisher at CUInsight.com. As Associate Publisher, Robbie works with professionals throughout the credit union industry to find new and innovative ways to spread their message … Web: www.cuinsight.com Detailslast_img

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *