4 ways to save money in your pocket


Here are 4 easy ways for you to save some pocket money.

1. Coin counter Forget the fees from coin counting machines. Buy an inexpensive coin counter and at the end of your day, drop your change into it. When the counter gets full, roll it up and place it in a bucket. If you do this for a month, you’d be surprised by the amount of money you rack up. Just exchange the rolls at the bank and voila – cold, hard, bills at your fingertips.

2. Online Auctions Everyone experiences buyer’s remorse at some point or another. You buy that one expensive shirt that looks great on you at home, but you wear it out and realize how foolish you look. Before tossing it in your pile of regret, try posting it on an online auction. Even if you don’t get all of your money back, getting something is better than nothing.

3. Pack your lunch Sounds obvious, but people don’t do it enough.  The Accounting Principals’ 2013 Workonomix  Survey says 89% of American workers spend an average of $35 a week on lunch. That’s $1,820 a year on lunch!

To save money and pack a lunch, prep on the weekends (for those who are cooking-challenged, invest in appliances that can make your life easier, like a crock pot). On each day, cook large portions for dinner and the leftovers can be packaged as lunch for the coming days. Some easy to create meals include salads, pasta, pizza, rotisserie chicken, and soups.

4. Make your own coffee Buying coffee every morning puts a major drain on the wallet. According to Accounting Principals’ 2013 Workonomix survey, 82 percent of American workers spend about $20 a week on coffee; in a year, that ends up being $1,040. If that isn’t enough of a motivator – think of all the trees you save by using your own mug.



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