Feel free to print this out and scratch off each week! Plan a trip with all of my money-savings travel related posts below! =)
As many of you may know if you follow me on Instagram or Twitter, I recently got back from Tokyo. Last month, I visited London, and the month before that, it was New York. Last year I spent awhile in Europe, and the year before that, I lived in Peru for awhile.
Traveling around the world so often at such a young age has been a blessing and I’m incredibly grateful for the opportunities that have come my way.
If you’re interested in seeing all of my travel posts in an organized setup, you can check it out here. I was an au pair for a short while and wrote a few informative articles on that, as well as spent time at a special needs orphanage in Peru.
Saving money is really easy once you get started. Once you figure out what expenses you can cut and how you’re going to pursue your financial goals, the hard part is over. After you’ve set a routine and have stuck with it for a few weeks, saving money will become incredibly easy and even addictive. Yay for a good kind of addiction!
If you’re able to implement many of these saving tips altogether, you’ll be able to save thousands every year. I’ve saved hundreds of dollars just from cutting coffee alone. All of the tips I’ve listed are easy to do and will become effortless over time, so let’s get started!
If you’re interested in seeing how I’ve saved almost $5,000, check out the article here.
I’m now a blogger and live a minimalistic lifestyle, so I put everything that doesn’t go into bills directly into my savings. You can read my post on how to start a blog here.
Below I’ll include what you can do to save, how much an average person will save yearly, and other options to choose from to replace the spending habit. I put $$$ when the savings would really vary, just to clarify. Enjoy!
A couple months ago, I watched a documentary called The Minimalists.
I wasn’t expecting it to inspire and motivate me as much as it did. Immediately after watching the film, I decided that I wanted to get out of consumerism and become more responsible for my purchasing decisions.
I got serious about saving money. The first step was to look at where my money was going. Then I set a goal. I had a goal to get to $5,000, and now that I’m almost there, my goal is to get to $10,000. Setting up goals makes this process a lot more fun. It ends up being somewhat of a game or a challenge, which I love.
I’m going to include what I did to cut spending and save money, how much it will save my yearly, and what you can do instead to replace the item.
Read further to find out how I’m stashing $5,000 into a savings account and moving toward $10,000 in savings.
Just 1 month ago, I started an online course on affiliate marketing. Since incorporating the tactics of the course, I’ve made over $800. While that may not seem like a lot compared to others, that $800 was passive income that only required me to talk about things I love, and includes a few links here and there. While just starting this post, I got a notification saying that I made $10 from someone signing up for an app that I use daily to save money.
I was making money on my blog, but never from affiliate marketing. I never knew how important affiliate marketing is until a few months ago when I noticed my sister was doubling her income each month by talking about products she loved.
Though my blog doesn’t have quite the audience size of my sisters, I am still able to make a comfortable income to work full-time at home, while simultaneously talking about products I love using.
If you haven’t started a blog yet, learn how to below.