Finding Money to Save

If you’re looking to get started on saving, here are some easy ways to build your wealth every day. Be sure to check out our other resources to help you build your way towards your financial goals.

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Monthly Savings

 

Yearly Savings

Save $.50 a day in loose change $15   $180
Cut soda/pop consumption by 1 liter a week $6   $72
At work, substitute 1 coffee for 1 cappuccino $40   $480
Bring lunch to work (saving estimated $3/day) $60   $720
Eat out 2 fewer times a month $30   $360
Borrow, rather than buying, one book a month $15   $180
Comparison shop for gas (save est. $.25/gallon) $4   $48
Maintain checking account minimum to avoid fees $7   $84
Bounce one less check a month $20   $240
Pay credit card bill on time to avoid late fee $25   $300
Pay off $1000 of credit card debt, reducing interest $15   $180

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