Do some comparison shopping for services. Many families have eliminated a land line in favor of cell phones or a cheaper internet phone service. My own cell phone company also sells home internet phone service for บ a month. My old phone service cost me about ์ a month after paying fees and taxes. I even got to keep my old phone number. That was a very painless way to save 軸 a year. I also did some auto insurance rate comparison shopping. I combined my home and car policies with another top company and saved almost 赨 a month! Now my savings total is up to 趚 a month, and I have not given up anything.
Just being aware of how much you are spending versus how much you are saving can have a huge impact on your financial picture. For example, there are numerous restaurants in cities all across the nation that have kids eat free specials. You can find a number of these online and you may also want to get into the habit of checking local restaurants to find out which ones offer specials. For those with children, this can mean the difference between getting to eat out and staying at home so it is definitely worth checking out.