Whether you’ve got a lot or a little

Whether you’ve got a lot or a little

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Cooking your own meals from fresh ingredients

 it’s safe to say we can all stand to save some money here and there. In today’s economy, every little bit helps, so we should all always be on the lookout for ways to cut back on spending. It all starts with a keen eye and patience. Here are a few great tips to scrimp and save.

First of all, you can take to the grocery store and try to find off brand alternatives to your favorite products. Off brand products are almost always just as good as the name brand, so start with the cheapest you can get. This doesn’t always work, so it may take some experimentation, but the savings are worth it. Another plan is to cook more. Cooking your own meals from fresh ingredients, as opposed to buying frozen foods or dining out, will save you tons. It just takes a little longer, but between the savings and the flavor, you’ll be glad you gave it a try.

Another option is gardening. By growing your own vegetables, you’ll save a ton of money and feed your family with your own hands. It’s not only inexpensive, but also deeply satisfying. You can also get some chickens to produce eggs for you. Chickens, much like seeds, have a low upfront cost, and chickens are easy to care for. Unlimited eggs for next to nothing is hard to beat.

Another great way to save is to spend more time walking. Walking to get around instead of driving may take a bit longer, but you won’t be spending money on gas or wearing your car’s parts down to the point of needing costly repairs. Plus, walking is a great way to get some exercise, alleviate depression, and boost creativity. It’ll help your think of more ways to save. So, grab a pair of comfortable shoes from The Walking Company today and get out there and save!