3 Ways to Save Money During Quarantine
It doesn't matter how much money you make, all that matters is how much money you KEEP! And even though online shopping and ordering delivery during Quarantine is fun, long term you’re gonna wish you had that money.
Here Are My 3 Tips for Saving Money During Quarantine:
1. DON'T OVERSPEND ON QUARANTINE SUPPLIES
Trust me- I get it. I "treated myself" to the dumbest COVID groceries of all time (think $8 Dried Cauliflower Snacks, Cipriani Dried Pasta... you name it - I impulsively bought it). But learn from my mistakes and make a list of what you need before you go to the store.
2. RETHINK YOUR NON-ESSENTIAL SPENDING
Yes - it’s sad to be missing Courtney’s Bachelorette Party in Tulum but now that it’s cancelled, let’s redirect the money you were gonna spend on margaritas towards paying off your high-interest rate debt, saving an emergency fund and maxing out your retirement savings plans. (If you have completed all these steps already - amazing! You get to start investing yay! But either way, that money is going towards your future not towards tie-dyed sweatsuits. Don’t direct that money towards purchases plzzz.)
3. GO ON A DATE WITH YOUR MONEY
Light some candles, wear something skimpy, and dim the lights! Because tonight you’re going on a DATE with your money! Print out the last 3 months of bank statements and credit card bills and figure out how much it costs to BE YOU and make a budget. Also - turn auto payments on!