Even if your Monday through Friday work routine is at rest on the weekends, your smart spending habits never should be — a fact you should pay close attention to on the long, expensive weekend. Sure, there's a little discipline required, but with these savvy solutions and smart tips, spending less and banking more is easily within reach.
- Carry Cash Only — For starters, go cash only and keep your spending limited to the money you have in your wallet — no credit card charges allowed.
- Calculate a Purchase in Hours Worked — Break down any prospective purchases in terms of hours worked. Believe me, you'll start to think twice before splurging when you think how many hours you've worked for that paycheck.
- Try One of My Cost-Saving Social Ideas — By now, Summer is full effect. So, take advantage of the outdoors; plan a hike, a walk, or a picnic with friends and forget browsing the mall altogether.
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- Cool Off Before You Commit to Spending — If you can't avoid the shops, then shop smart. If you're smitten with an item, wait a bit. Put it on hold and think about it — you might just find that with a little distance, it wasn't worth your money.
- Maximize Your Memberships — Cash in on the fun resources you already have. Take advantage of a fitness class at the gym with friends or a Netflix movie marathon at home for a change.