Saving Money

RAISE YOUR HAND IF YOU MAKE NO MONEY BUT SPEND SO MUCH!! Okay glad we all agree!! Okay, but honestly I babysit for hours make a good amount of cash, but then somehow somebody spent all of it that weekend? Weird!! Through the years of me spending every penny I own on dresses and shoes, I have found ways to help me get the most for my money and how to save the best and I can’t wait to share these tips!!

  • RetailMeNot Coupons: This started as a website, but now there’s an app for that! *insert 10,000 memes* I have this app on my phone and use it at least once a week. It doesn’t have every single store out there, but it’s working on it (including online stores)! The deals are actually excellent, and you don’t have to go searching for every single one, they’re all right there!

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  • Saving: Oh, I know, the most dreadful word in the human language! This is so so hard for me, because hey I just made that $60, I am going to buy that new dress that costs $59, and I saved a whole dollar from what I made right… I mean hey I should have $5 in a few weeks! I started realizing how important it is to save when I was in middle school and desired to go to Uganda. After about two years I kept $700. I had an actual jar in my room and every time I got paid I would insert a few dollars into the pot, sometimes it was a $10 bill, sometimes a $20 bill, really whatever I felt like, but I always put in, at least, $5. Now the time has arisen, I’m going to South Africa, and while it’s not Uganda that’s where I’m spending the saved up money (cause hey it’s the same continent… so whatever).
  • Consignment Stores: I know, no teenager or young adult wants to say that their wardrobe comes from a used store, even if its a really cute one. But I am here to say there is no shame in consignment store shopping. (or you can pull my classic move and say ugh, don’t remember or just say where it came from… a lot of consignment stores will say “forever 21” “target” or so on.) If you live in the Raleigh area my two favorite are Uptown Cheapskate or Plato’s Closet

These are just three things I do to make sure I’m actually looking at what I save, hope you find this helpful or can comment on what you do to save money!

Verse of the Day

John 11:25-26: Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?”

Have a fabulous week!

Elizabeth