Keep an eye on your money in 2019. Use these helpful tips from DealDash to save money in the new year.
The New Year is here and it is time to gain financial control from all of the holiday spending. 2019 is the perfect time to save money, cut back on expenses, and live a more frugal lifestyle. It is good to have broad goals, but when it comes to finances you have to be specific. Here are 3 financial New Year’s resolutions, from DealDash.
Be Cautious of Where Your Money Goes
One of the biggest money problems people have is not knowing where their money goes. Money does not go on trees so it is best to figure out what you are doing with your money. Keeping track of your spending and expenses in a spreadsheet will help you save more money. Unnecessary purchases will put you in debt quickly. If you find yourself shopping a lot, try to create a budget for your extra spending. Knowing how you spend your money is the first step to financial freedom.
Save Money by Buying Essentials on DealDash
DealDash users have been very excited about the big new car and vacation auctions on DealDash. However, keep in mind that you can still get some great home essentials on DealDash. When you bid on an item for your home that you were planning on buying anyway you can sometimes win and get an amazing deal. Other times, when you don’t win, you can simply do a Buy It Now (BIN) on the item and receive all of your bids back to use again. This will save you money in the long run because you can keep recycling your bids over and over when doing a BIN.
There are two categories that you will want to check before shipping at a brick and mortar store. Explore the Home, Garden, and Tools category as well as the Kitchen and Dining category before buying full-price elsewhere.
Create an Emergency Fund
The New Year’s is the perfect time to build up an emergency fund. Try saving a percentage of your paycheck for emergencies. You should be prepared for medical emergencies, car problems and other situations that may come up. It is best to have at least 3 months of living expenses saved up for emergencies.
Make Extra Money
Where you tight on money last year? Having a side hustle can help you bring in more money for your family. There are plenty of ways to make extra money like doing some part-time work online or offline. Other options are to sell products online or at your local flea market. There are also websites that will pay you for your opinions such as survey sites and GPT (Get Paid To) sites. A little pocket change every now and then will go a long way.
Thanks for Reading
I hope these tips will give you some ideas on financial New Year’s resolutions. It is time for a new start, and to have financial freedom. When you use these tips, you will be financially smart in 2019.
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This sponsored DealDash blog article was written by Dawn E, a mother of 3 who loves DealDash. Dawn was compensated for writing this article. This blog is written by real DealDash customers. The opinions and advice shared here represent our customers’ views and not those of the company. Read even more on DealDashTips.com, or on her own blog, DawnBlogtopus.