Money Saving Tips: How We Save Over $14,000 Each Year (Minimalism + Live Simply)

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https://www.youtube.com/embed/jmVK48TuL0U are you curious how we conserve over $14,000 this year well in this video Im breaking down the eight simple cash routines that we change over the previous year that has racked in over fourteen thousand dollars worth of savings lets jump right into it hi everyone welcome back to my channel if youre brand-new here my name is Meredith Rines Im a certified monetary coordinator a budget plan strategist a working mother and I like helping households discover how to budget their money so they can begin paying down their debt and living in life theyve constantly dreamed of on this channel I like to share weekly videos with you so that you can learn new money hacks and other ideas to much better protect plan and succeed with your family so ensure you struck that subscribe button so you never ever miss out on a new video in this video Im gon na assist you reduce your regular monthly expenditures so that you can really rack in the savings every year like I stated we conserved over $14,000 yes $14,000 this year alone with simply a couple of simple modifications in our lives Im likewise gon na show you how you can grab my budget plan success checklist it is my 9 step go to helpful dandy guide that can assist you start the new year and see exactly where your cash is going I even consist of a budget plan template in this 9 step by the ground running with no issues the very first thing we did is we cut the cord we got rid of cable and satellite in our lives we bought an Amazon of fire stick we were currently Amazon Prime members so we were already out that cost and we traded in our 130 dollar monthly expense for a one-time $40 purchase of an Amazon fire stick overall that is an eighteen hundred dollar cost savings each year the 2nd thing we did is we stopped buying audios and books and things like that for a while my hubby was driving back and forth over an hour each way simply to go to class every single day and we opted that rather of buying you know the subscription services and other audio books or simply books in general for me because I do take pleasure in reading we got a subscription to our town library and that is a free subscription and they have apps such as hoopla I know other libraries use other apps however ours uses an app called hoopla you can get audiobooks free of charge and you can also take a look at books totally free and get books on tape so we chose to do that instead of having to purchase a lease or do other membership services every month we approximate that to be over 2 hundred and fifty maybe close to three hundred dollars worth of savings each year because were not having to pay those rates the third thing I did I unsubscribe from all of those promotional e-mails all the emails that you get every day when you initially get up you get the e-mail from the clothing shop for the shoe store from the home store from all these different stores offering you rewards to purchase promoting you to buy and its just a huge temptation that we did not need so I unsubscribe from a load of those emails I likewise discovered a service called unroll me and Ill put a link down below of it but generally I can funnel all of these membership emails into one everyday absorb and theyll send me a daily digest of the unroll e-mails that go into this and I can quickly see them all in one screen I can click the ones I really wish to read and for the many part I wind up simply deleting that email as well because Im not missing it and that has actually helped stop the impulse temptation shopping especially during the holiday when youre getting blasted with multiple e-mails every day from the exact same company all the business every company so I unsubscribe from those marketing e-mails I approximate that savings to be about 500 dollars a year when I speak about estimating the amount that were saving that truly is a true quote I did return and look because we do keep our budget plan and our primary financial officer budget plan design template so I can quickly return and take a look at those miscellaneous costs and this is about just how much we invested with in previous years so Im presuming that we conserved that amount this year the fourth thing we did is we really swung into action on our meal planning we decided that this year we actually wished to improve at eating healthy improve at consuming at a dining-room table as a household together so we really have actually swung into action on our meal planning weve meal plan for about 2 weeks at a time so that method Im just going grocery shopping like a huge journey two weeks and we have actually truly succeeded with this now were not best I do meal prepare for about 6 days a week so that implies I am preparing for 12 out of 14 days every single two-week period now those other days are normally invested with consuming leftovers possibly going out to with household or pals or perhaps just visiting my moms and dads home for a household dinner so were not necessarily eating in restaurants every time that we dont meal strategy however we do periodically eat out and it has actually really been a substantial cash saver for us Ive also found that I am sticking with my grocery budget plan a lot simpler when Im meal plan Ive chosen to begin using the Walmart grocery app so that I can actually keep track of just how much Im investing prior to I even get up to the checkout the sales register I understand exactly what I have in my cart since its subtotals in the app for me that has been a game-changer because Im not impulse purchasing I dont have a young child in my cart going mommy and pulling snacks down I dont have a spouse you know adding things to my cart I do not include things to the cart since I discovered that I was always going shopping right after work as quickly as I got done got her boy I would head to the grocery store I would be starving he would be starving we would make bad choices I d forget half the important things on my list i d add things that I didnt even truly need or one and they would spoil and we were losing a great deal of cash I approximated from what we invested in 2015 how well were doing this year that I have actually conserved over $2,400 and simply deciding to a meal plan and using the Walmart grocery app rather of attempting to go grocery shopping when Im exhausted and starving the fifth thing that weve done it actually is in combination with meal preparation is that we are not eating out half as much so we are eating in restaurants only that one time weekly if that so in reality I want to say were eating in restaurants 2 or 3 times a month rather of two or three times a week yeah it was pretty bad so by doing that were saving so much cash due to the fact that if you consider when you people go out to consume and your family goes out to consume you have to buy a meal your other half purchases a meal your kids get meals even if they share it still a meal everybody needs to get beverages in some cases you get Tais errs and it truly accumulates for our family of three it can be anywhere from forty to fifty dollars after a suggestion just to eat in restaurants at a decent dining establishment like the Mexican dining establishment up the street thats not even a luxury restaurant simply a normal dining establishment expense us anywhere from 40 or 50 dollars thats crazy when youre doing that 2 or three times a week when you can barely manage to pay for your financial obligation we have been meal planning we have actually been eating out less so not only have we been saving a load of cash at the grocery store but weve been conserving a lots of money however not eating out and you would believe that if youre not consuming out and youre not purchasing the food with grocery shop how are you eating well were buying much better food at the supermarket were purchasing wholesale so that we can meal plan and meal preparation to make our meal stretch so by not consuming out each and every week or as frequently as we were were saving about two thousand dollars a year the sixth thing were doing that I discussed in another video so I will connect it for you is that I make our meals super easy since I am like most of you by the time I am provided for the day I am simulated I dont want to cook a substantial meal I have started utilizing our sluggish cooker if you have an instant pot you can use that also I use our slow cooker so much in the summer in the fall winter season spring all year every week Im utilizing my slow cooker I tend to prepare 2 maybe 3 meals a week utilizing our slow cooker which suffices to feed us for the entire week Im not utilizing our range or oven as much as I used to and after that conserving a lot in our electrical energy is conserving a lot in simply the meal preparation itself is conserving a lot in food waste since I can just put it in the sluggish cooker if I make too much I can freeze it if were not going to consume it within a day or 2 so were saving about 2 hundred and fifty dollars I would estimate in electrical power bills and also just food waste as well each and every year by choosing to make meals much easier on us the 7 thing weve done is we use an at home sitter we do not take our son to a structured day care every day and really that started as a need I couldnt discover a daycare that had an opening wit for a newborn when our son was six months old I lastly discovered an at home sitter that had an opening I had friends that understood her through church so I felt really comfy using her and I took our boy and he has actually fit in perfectly with her and her family and its just exercised extremely well so hes been going to this at home sitter given that he was six months old he will be 3 in simply a few months and its type of insane to think that theyve been in our lives this long and what we would have done without them but yeah so I dont go to a structured day care I go to an in-home caretaker when hes old enough for preschool we will switch and do that however today that is a substantial portion of cash around here an in-home caretaker costs less than half of this structured daycare yes they dont you know have the learning that they get at a structured daycare like for the most part nevertheless he is enjoyed and they do fun activities together and my boy is not behind it so I dont need to stress about you understand him starting preschool and not having any of the basics down because me and my other half and our rest of our family we work with him on a constant basis to ensure that he is not behind however that savings of going to an in-home sitter is over 5 thousand 7 hundred dollars a year the last the eighth expenditure that we save a lot of cash on is Christmas and birthdays I do not go nuts at Christmas I do not go bananas for birthdays I just understand that being together and just being as a family is typically great enough because that was essential to me as a little girl I think I like things and I like gifts and I wish to give gifts to my kid and as he gets older and itll be harder to stick within a smaller sized budget however today I can savor that moment we invest not quite I create a whole article that Ill link down listed below for you that kind of goes through how much we invest on birthdays and Christmas for the majority of our family and it truly does detail precisely why and just how much we invest and how were able to conserve so much on top of that I also utilize our charge card benefit point we utilize our credit card for gas and groceries and after that we right off however to us that is whats simplest and so all those reward points that we rack up all year long are then utilized to pay for Christmas and has actually worked out ideal this year where I wound up having and some extra benefit points remaining that we didnt even require for Christmas presents so absolutely exercised however I do not spend a ton on Christmas and I actually do deal with that budget last week I published a vacation cost savings ideas where I sort of break down how I create my holiday spending plan and what all I consist of and how I track everything to truly make sure that we stay within that budget that is what I go to that is my go-to to assist us that savings on making sure that we remain within our Christmas and birthday budget plan is well over $500 each year if not more than that thats just what I approximate from before I began utilizing the Christmas budget to where I am now and with our birthdays and the guy that we produced its about $500 often more depending upon you know how much I was investing the year prior to the number of new people come into her household the number of individuals are born the number of brand-new kids are coming in so in some cases that budget does go up because you understand like my sister simply had a little girl this year so certainly she was not planned for it in 2015 but shes included in the budget this year however I still conserved over $500 so I wish to know remark listed below let me understand one cost that youre gon na actually work on in the next couple weeks in the upcoming year to cut back to start conserving more money leave a comment let me know what that a person expenses so now you understand exactly how we save over $14,000 each and every year how were doing it why we decided to begin conserving that cash and start altering just a few of our habits and how it has actually truly assisted us I likewise created a video a couple of weeks ago that I talked about our top 5 month-to-month costs and all this money that we save each and every year thats why were able to invest that money on retirement on our childs college and paying for debt is because we cut back on some areas in our lives that we truly didnt need to be investing that cash on and now we can put that money to much better usage likewise if you desire that budget plan success checklist I will link that in the card up above and down below so grab that is my totally free 9 action guide it will truly help you find out where your money is going so that you can get a better handle on reaching your goals let me know if you have any concerns down in the remarks below and I will be delighted to answer you dont forget I encourage you to hit that subscribe button so that you dont miss out on a brand-new video Read More: Household Budget Plan (Our Real Numbers)|| How To BudgetAs found on YouTube

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