Unexpected ways to cut back and save in 2019

Posted at 3:11 PM, Jan 02, 2019

If you spent more than you wanted to over the holidays, then saving money may be one of your resolutions for 2019.

There are some simple things you can cut back on without having to cancel your Amazon Prime memberships.

For starters, look at your thermostat. Make sure you keep a close eye on your heater and air conditioner, because money could be slipping out of your pocket every month.

For those who need the afternoon pick-me-up, those extra dollars you spend on a soda, coffee or snack can add up. If you cut back completely, you could save up to $300 a year.

Another way to save: cut back on the apps on your phone that cost you money. Stay away from the premium versions of apps and stick with the free ones.

For ways you can save around the house, look at investing in dish rags. A 4-pack of dish rags costs about $4 at Target, but a paper towel roll you go through once a week it about 99 cents on average. Cutting back on disposable items can save you big bucks long-term.

Coupons can also be a great way to save. But remember, don’t get suckered into buying something you don’t need just because you have a coupon for the item.

If cutting back on all of these is overwhelming, chose a couple to start with and see how much you save. Then, add in more when you see fit.