7 Unnecessary Things You Should Stop Spending On

If you are here because you are always worried about your finances and is constantly looking for ways on how you can save money for the future, then you are on the right page.  But just so you know, I’m not here to give you the obvious and vague money-saving tips that I know you are already aware of.  Instead, I’m here to give you a list of a few common but usually overlooked things that you might be wasting your money on.

 1. Buying Coffee.

Obviously, I’m not gonna tell you to stop drinking coffee because, seriously, I myself can’t live without it either.  But instead of spending on a Starbucks coffee every morning, why not get yourself your own coffee maker?  Get a good quality brand like this Black & Decker 5-cup Coffemaker and save yourself loads of cash.

2. Buying bottled water.

Water is free in most eating places, you just need to ask.  Also keep a filled reusable water bottle in hand with you all the time so that you don’t need to waste money on bottled water in case you get thirsty throughout the day.

3. Transportation.

The warm weather is here so if your destination isn’t that far, you may want to use those feet of yours to reach it.  Not only will you be able to save up on fare or gas, you also get to sneak an exercise and burn those fats.

4. Eating out.

Instead of eating out every day during lunch break, just bring lunch and snacks with you at work.  Plan your meals for the week and do your grocery wisely.

5. Buying new gadgets.

Don’t jump into the trend and buy the latest iPhone even if your old one is still working pretty well.  Do you really need that action camera for your beach trip this weekend?  Your laptop crashed but who says that you have to buy a new one when you can just have it repaired?  The prices of gadgets are no joke these days so before you swipe that credit card, think about it really well.  Do you really want to spend money on that?

6. Buying big name brands.

From household items to skincare products, there’s always a generic version.  Save yourself some cash by checking other more affordable brands.  Usually, the ingredients are the same anyway.

7. Your subscription boxes.

Subscription boxes were the craze last year but are they really worth it?  From beauty products to snacks, accessories to clothes, there are a lot of subscription boxes available for every interest with prices ranging from $10 – $100.  But hey, do you really need those travel sized anti-aging serums every month? Unsubscribe.  Now.

About Toni Marie

Toni is a regular contributing author on Guest Money Blog. In addition to writing about money topics, she also likes to write about relationships and health.
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