Each week in the One Question Interview series I ask a new group of bloggers one question and then share their answers in a post. You can see the other posts from the series here.
I am finally back with a new one question interview post! This post was supposed to go up in July, but life happened and I got distracted by my move to WordPress. I am really excited to be finally bring it to you though because I think it’s a really important topic that I want to talk more about on here. I definitely do not focus enough on saving money and half the time don’t even know the amount of money I have in my bank account, which is something I am not one bit proud of. I feel like there are a lot of people out there like me, so I thought it would be really helpful for everyone if we got some advice from people about saving. I plan on implementing all of their advice myself and I hope you are able to find some things in their advice that you can make work for you.
What is a tip or two you have for saving money?
“Saving money is huge for me (my husband just finished medical school), so I am always looking for ways to save money without taking a lot of my time. My favorite way to do it is by using grocery apps. All I have to do is upload a receipt, and I get money back on certain items!” – Olya of The Siberian American
“Saving money is something I am passionate about because when you work hard to earn, you should strive to make intelligent choices! When it comes to being a college student this can be very difficult because you have many expenses and generally not much income. I always suggest that you spend money on experiences and not things; when you feel tempted to pull out your wallet in a store think about how it would be more fun to save up for an awesome experience (like a concert or skydiving) and zip up that purse. Another way to save is to always ask about student discounts and to search for coupons before you go shopping. By planning ahead you can find discounts and also identify exactly what you need so you won’t overspend. Check out my post about saving money on textbooks, saving in general, and saving while in college!” – Alyssa of Alyssa J Freitas
“The best money saving tip I ever learnt is to ‘pre-shop’ in a sense. As in, I never buy anything straight away. If I see something I like and I’ve forgotten about it by the time I get home, no damage done. If I go home and can’t stop thinking about it, I usually go back and buy it. Also there are reviews of absolutely everything out there now, it makes sense to do a bit of research so you’re money is going to all the right places and on all the right things. It’ll save you some money in the long run and you’re lessening the chance of hasty decisions/impulse buying!” – Jessica of Jessica Grace
“Saving money is one of the hardest things to do in today’s society. So, to do that you need to set a saving budget and increase it as the year goes on. Example; start with .50 then go to .75 the next week, as long is it grows, so will the saving account. Always remember to set goals when it comes to saving!” – Victoria of Coffee and a Blonde
“My best tip for saving money is start small. Tuck away $5-$25 a paycheck until you have $100. Once I reach $100, saving money becomes addictive for me and it’s fun to watch my bank account grow with each paycheck. Also, if you find online shopping or any type of shopping becoming out of control (so guilty of this) just remove yourself from the trigger point of why you shop so much. Find you’re getting bored on lunch break so you head to the mall? Read a book instead. Are you shopping online at JCrew Factory because they are having another amazing sale? Unsubscribe from those emails. Saving money isn’t easy when you’re surrounded by a world enthralled with spending, but taking baby steps towards a goal, is the best way to create success for yourself.” – Cynthia of Darling Down South
“Always carry cash with you wherever you go. This is something my mom taught me. That way, as you spend it, you can see it start to dwindle. Pretty soon, you’ll realize that you don’t really need that extra top or those sunglasses. This is something I’m still trying to put into practice. Definitely don’t get rid of your debit card. It’s always good to have that for emergencies, but having cash in your wallet encourages you to only spend what you need and save the rest.” – Ashleigh of Fashionably Ashleigh
“When I was a child and into my teens, my parents always taught me to put half of whatever I earn (be it gifts or my paycheck!) into savings. Obviously sometimes that is just impossible, but I definitely try to put as much into savings as I can and allow myself a splurge, like a fun vacation or new handbag, every so often. It’s nice to know that I have my savings to fall back on in case of an emergency!” – Jenn of Hello Rigby
What are your money saving tips?