Small Ways To Save: Day-to-Day Ideas When Every Penny Counts

Saving money has always been a challenge for me.

I’m the reason big box stores line checkout aisles with dollar-bin items. I’m impulsive. I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve gone into a store to “browse” and not left without a bag in my hand.

I imagine—as a child—I was the girl who would rather spend all of my chore earnings on temporary tattoos the minute I saw the machine at Godfather’s. (Mother, can you attest to this?)

But as I’ve matured, I’ve begun to realize how imperative a savings account is.

I’ve blown tires, received unexpected medical bills and screwed up my taxes—all of which were very expensive learning moments. Luckily my parents (thanks to Dave Ramsey) taught me to keep an emergency savings. Cue sigh of relief.

Still, I struggle at times to replenish and add to my savings. I wondered, How do I continue to save, day-to-day? How do I make saving easy?

Thanks to Lynn Johnson from Bell Bank and Nancy Kvamme, a former personal finance coach, I now have some good ideas.

Check out the full article published in The Forum on September 3. You can read it here.

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