Small lifestyle changes may seem irrelevant, but truthfully, it goes a long way in the long run. Early retirees will tell you that the key to saving big is to start small. Here are few of the small things that you can give up and save:
- Forget lunching out.
Eating outside for lunch is very expensive than you think. Instead, prepare your food and bring it to work. Try it for one week, and you will be surprised at how much you can save!
- Resist impulse buying.
Whether you are at the department store, or at your local grocery, retailers have sneaky ways o spend money mindlessly. One of those is loading their checkout aisle with tempting products that you probably don’t need at all.
- Resist buying branded goods.
It doesn’t hurt to go generic over those branded items. Whether it is for toiletries, pet supplies, or groceries, it is an easy way to save some cash in the long run. You can choose to buy branded goods for the essential stuff, and go generic for everything else.
- Forget the over-priced barista-made coffee.
Rather than choosing Starbucks, consider investing in a coffee machine or a French press, if you are a coffee connoisseur. If your workplace has a coffee machine, then use it instead. Having a professionally brewed coffee is more enjoyable if it is an occasional treat, rather than a daily routine.