We all have that one cup of coffee that we overspend on and take way too many tries when playing online poker. And while it might seem like some people only spend money on frivolous things, there are many more issues contributing to people spending too much money.
We’ve combined a list of common things that we may sometimes overspend way too much on which may be emptying out your bank account.
If you have Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime, chances are you're paying for those services with some type of subscription fee. But there are plenty of shows and movies available legally for free—but they're not free to watch! If you're getting all your entertainment from video streams and cable channels, think twice before buying another subscription just because it has no commercials or comes with special features.
This one's a no-brainer, but if you're drinking coffee every day, you might be throwing away money on fancy coffee pods and fancy coffee makers. You can get by on one or two cups at home (and maybe even enjoy your morning with a nice cup of Joe). You don't need a machine to make yourself a decent cup of joe!
Have you heard the saying "you don't have to have the best clothes in order to look good"? We often spend so much money on clothes that we don’t need and there are plenty of inexpensive options out there that still look stylish and put glamour on your outfit of the day.
Save your money by using the clothes you already have and not worry about where all your money may be going!
Eating out is one of the most common things people spend too much money on. It's not that you should never go out to eat, but when you do, it's important to keep a few things in mind. First, make sure you know where the cheapest places are. Second, if you're going out for a special occasion (such as a birthday) or if you're just having a lot of people over, try to save your money by ordering off the regular menu instead of ordering off the "special" menu.
It's easy to get sucked in by all the hype around cable and internet packages, but you don't need it! Unless you're watching sports or some other show that wouldn't be available on Hulu or Netflix, there's really no need to pay for cable. You can watch most shows online (apart from live events) for free or just buy seasons from Amazon.
Gym memberships are expensive because they're not necessary. You can do cardio and weight training at home with an exercise bike and weights—it's as easy as putting in your headphones and riding it for 30 minutes every day! Make the option to work out at home without spending any money and take as long as you need to spend the time on what type of fitness you look forward to creating.
Unnecessary Grocery Items
We know, we know… you're not eating a lot of fresh fruits and veggies. And maybe you're not even exercising as much as you should be. But that doesn't mean you need to spend a fortune on groceries! By eating at home or buying frozen foods instead of fresh ones, you can save money and still get all the nutrients your body needs.