Trying to cut back on spending? Now that vacation season is coming to a close and it’s back to school for many people, lots of us are thinking of ways to tighten the belt. Today, our roundtable discusses proven ways to save money. Everything from drinking coffee at home to automating your savings to cancelling subscriptions are discussed. Headed into a holiday weekend we decided to make it Game Show Time! so you know it’s going to be a ton of fun. To put more Benjamins in your wallet we’re joined by savings expert, newspaper columnist and Certified Financial Planner Sarah Catherine Gutierrez (Ladysplaining Money and Aptus Financial). She’ll take on our own contributors Len Penzo (len penzo dot com), and co-host OG to see which money saving pro can turn you on to MORE exciting ways to save a buck (or more!). Who do you think will guess the most answers that show up in the piece we reference?
The challenge doesn’t stop there. Doug will share his trivia. Can OG pull even farther ahead of the group?
Our Topic: Proven Ways to Save Money
How to Save Money: 22 Proven Ways (NerdWallet)
A big thanks to our contributors! You can check out more links for our guests below.
Sarah Catherine Gutierrez
Another thanks to Sarah Catherine Gutierrez for joining our contributors this week! Hear more from Sarah Catherine at Ladysplaining Money and Aptus Financial.
Visit Len Penzo dot Com for the off-beat personal finance blog for responsible people.
For more on OG and his firm’s page, click here.
Watch the full episode on our YouTube page:
Doug’s Game Show Trivia
- What was the total amount of damage from the London fire in 1666, in British pounds?
A big thanks to our contributors for joining us today!
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Written by: Brooke Miller
This episode was fun. Enjoyed the discussions and all the jokes.
Another helpful tip I first heard about on a YouTube channel called “But First, Coffee” (she does a lot of cleaning & organizing hacks) is to pick only one time per week where you actually purchase your Amazon cart. The rest of the week you can add to your cart, but you don’t check out until that one time that week. I started doing this and it really does help with budgeting and I frequently remove things from my cart before making the final purchase. Before doing this, it was so easy to make many small purchases that added up to big totals. This methods let’s me see and face the weekly total right when I buy it instead of trying to rationalize my statement later. It’s a bit more proactive I guess.
Hope everyone has a fun holiday weekend. But not too much fun with flamethrowers.
Love this idea…the buffer before you buy. Perfect.