Stop Cutting Coupons and Start Saving! Here are some easy suggestions how you can save almost $10,000 in just one year cutting a few things from your food bill to help you save money.
Stop Cutting Coupons and Start Saving! – How It Adds Up
Many of us feel overwhelmed by debt and don’t know how to start climbing out of it. For others it’s a misconception that the more money you earn the easier it is to save. My husband and I paid off $20,000 of credit card debt and medical bills in 5 years when our average income was $22,000 a year.
Here is how you can save almost $10,000 in just one year cutting a few things from your grocery bill. They are painless, simple and add up over time. If you don’t think that cutting out one bag of potato chips or one soda will make a difference, look at the numbers at the end of a year. If you’re trying to save so you can stay home with your kids, put a down payment on a house, pay off some credit card debt or just have some emergency money, here are 10 ways to do it without depriving yourself . The total annual savings (at the bottom) will amaze you!
COST PER YEAR
1 bag potato chips
12 pack soda
1 liter soda
purchased at convenience store
1 gourmet coffee
for a family of 4: Dinner
Pizza delivered plus tip
1 cup juice/person (daily)
family of 4
Fruit leather (Fruit Roll ups)
1 box granola cereal
|Total if you cut all these out||$10,871.48|
As you look at these numbers, consider that they are very conservative cost estimates for the typical American family. If your family is typical, your costs are probably a lot higher. Most people spend more than $7.00 for lunch and $1.50 for a liter soda is a sale price these days. We didn’t even consider things like energy drinks, which often range from $3.50 to $5.00 each and other miscellaneous snacks that most people buy every day.
And as you look at the costs for items like lunch and soda, how many people in your family eat lunch out or grab a soda or coffee every day? Again, our number above are only savings you could have if just one person cut out one soda or coffee. Imagine the savings if everyone in the family scaled back impulsive spending…
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