Always clip coupons and use them at the grocery store. This sometimes time consuming process is a necessary evil to saving money on food costs. The coupons are especially valuable if you use them in conjunction with a sale on a particular product. Sometimes, you can even catch items for free. Take a few extra minutes to clip coupons and you will find your costs beginning to drop over time.
Set Up a Budget
Set up a budget. Many young parents are not on a budget yet, and this can be the difference between living week to week and having a nice little pad on your savings account. Setting up a budget allows you to see what you spend your money on, and where you can trim the spending. This will save you a ton of money in the long run. Sit down and set up that budget right away!
Check Out Free Options
Look to free options when you take the family out for the day. Rather than going to the family theme park, take them to the city park instead. The fun that you can share throwing a frisbee, or even playing some softball, can be much more fun anyway. The theme parks are always overpriced, crowded and usually they offer no actual exercise. Do your family a favor and save money and get them fit at the same time. Go visit your local city park!
Go for Generic Brands
Go generic with your purchasing power. Generally when it comes to food, medicine, and daily usage items, the generic brand is no different than the name brand. In some cases, the generic brands are even better. Do not worry so much about paying the extra money for a name. It is not worth it and it can save you a ton of cash over the course of a year