There is a great article at Lifehack.org about saving money. Instead of giving the standard tips like budgeting, etc, this article provides concrete ways to trim your expenses but still have a good life.
My favorite two happen to be the first two in the list: make your own coffee and use your local library. In our day of getting it fast and right at our fingertips, it is easy to forget that so many things are easily accessible and cheaper to do ourselves. Instead of getting your $3.50 cup of Starbucks coffee, try making your own coffee at home. Also, instead of buying a book, reading it once, and stashing it on your pile in the corner, try checking it out from your local library.
Even attorneys can use these simple methods to save some cash. While it might be easier to hit Starbucks when you get to the office, think about the time you spend standing in line for that $3.50 shot of caffeine. You could have your home coffee maker automatically ready when you are heading out the door, pour your cup, and take off. Plus, this way you can get your caffeine started on the way to work!
What other ways do you guys know to save a few dollars here and there? Leave a comment, or drop me a line.
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