With the new year quickly approaching you should think about your budget in 2020. Don’t worry, DealDash has some suggestions for you.
The new year is just a week or so away and you should be ready to save more money in the upcoming year. It takes both self-control and discipline to save money, especially if you are a shopper or have kids that have many needs and wants. Saving more money and spending less money is difficult but can be done. Here are a few ways to save money in 2020, from DealDash.
Save Spare Coins (Even Digitally!)
If you are a person who still carries and uses cash, this will be very simple for you. Create a jar for your change. Each time you go shopping and the cashier hands you your money back, you should save the change that you receive in your change jar. Creating a change jar is a smart way to save money. However, if you are like many people, you might do most of your transactions digitally these days. No problem!
There are many free apps out there for both Android and iOS that will “save” your “change” for you each time you use your card to pay. You can set them to save just the “change” or any amount that you choose for each transaction – for example you might want to save $1 for each transaction. You can transfer this saved money into your account whenever you choose. Some banks actually offer this for their debit cards and it deposits the change directly into your savings account. This is a great way to build up savings without doing too much planning.
Buy Your Essentials on DealDash
DealDash is known for having auctions for fancy and expensive products like cars, vacations, and other luxury items. However, they also offer many items that are used in daily life such as irons, pet bowls, reading glasses and make-up brushes. In other words, things that most people typically buy for their homes and replace every so often. Click here to check out the current items up for bid.
A wonderful way to save money in the new year is to stop making these small-to-medium purchases in the store and getting them on DealDash, instead. When you bid on these items on DealDash you earn “clock time” that is saved towards free bids, and you also have the opportunity of either winning or BINnning (Buy It Now) the item. If you win, awesome! That’s money saved right there! If you don’t win and BIN instead, you get the item at it’s listed price, free shipping, and you get to keep the clock time you earned. You can always find the listed BIN price on each auction page in the upper left corner above the picture of the item.
Limit Restaurants to Weekends
Eating breakfast, lunch, and/or dinner out a few times per week takes a lot of money. This is especially true if you are feeding multiple family members. You should cook more meals at home and bring your lunch to school or work. You will definitely save money by choosing to pack your own lunch (and kid’s/spouses) and cooking your own dinner instead of ordering takeout.
Of course, you don’t want to deprive yourself, either! In my family, we limit eating in restaurants to dinner out on Saturday night and brunch out on Sunday. We used to eat in restaurants or get take-out 3+ days of the week. However, with 5 people in our family, it was very expensive and unhealthy. This works better for us, give it a try!
Thanks for Reading
Saving money does not have to be difficult and stressful. If you think about the benefits of saving money and use these tips you will be well on your way to saving a lot of money in 2020. Thanks so much for reading this DealDash article on a few ways to save money in the new year.
This sponsored DealDash blog article was written by Dawn E, a mother of 3 who loves DealDash. Dawn was compensated for writing this article. This blog is written by real DealDash customers. The opinions and advice shared here represent our customers’ views and not those of the company. Read even more on DealDashTips.com, or on her own blog, DawnBlogtopus.