January is the start of a new month and more importantly a new year. What resolutions have you made?
Common resolutions include stopping smoking, losing weight, eating healthy, working out, saving money, learning a new skill, traveling, spending more time with family, and getting a new job.
This post will share four easy tips on on how to save money on your New Year’s resolutions.
1. Plan & Budget
The first way to save money on your New Year’s resolutions is to make a plan and set a budget. Planning how you will accomplish the goal will make it much more likely to succeed. Setting a budget says that the resolution is important to you. As the saying goes, “what gets measured gets done.”
2. Request Discounts
The second way to save money is to take advantage of discounts. At the beginning of the year, many products and services are offered under promotional rates or free trials to entice customers who make New Year’s resolutions. Other ways to save money include requesting a cash discount, paying for the service or product in full instead of installments, or using digital, online, printable, or manufacturer’s coupons.
3. Share With Others
The third way to save money on your New Year’s resolutions is to share the cost. Split the cost with a friend or family member. Examples would include working out together, trying to stop smoking together, or preparing meals together.
4. Just Stop
Let go of money-sucking habits, especially if they are bad for your health. Work with a counselor or group to implement techniques to gradually decrease the activity or stop all together. At the same, try to find positive habits to take the place of the negative ones. This should make it a lot easier to stay on the right track.
How do you find ways to save money on your New Year’s resolutions?