50+ Tips to Build That Nest Egg Now
Whether your retirement is 5 years away or 30 it’s never too soon to start saving for it! I’ve rounded up some great ways to save money and build up that nest egg so your retirement years can be spent on the beach (ah wouldn’t that be nice!). My friend once said hard now, easy later – I love this idea when it comes to saving money. A lot of times it’s hard, but hopefully it will make life easier in our retirement years!
1 – 10. If you want to save money, you’ve got to have a little extra coming in. Here’s 10 easy ways to earn extra income at home.
11 – 16. Save money around the house by doing a few simple things, like using up those leftover condiment packets! 6 Great ideas here.
17 – 28. How often do you eat out? If you must eat at restaurants every once in awhile, here’s 12 great tips on how to eat out and save some dough in the process.
29 – 30. How often do you shop at a convenience store? Learn how to stop that and other bad habits here.
31. Here’s a great tip to save a little money each week. By the time they are 18 you will have saved over $10,000 for your child’s wedding/new house fund. Brilliant idea!
32 – 36. Have an envelope system for your expenses and shop at consignment stores. These and other suggestions can be found here.
37. Put away a dollar a week, adding a dollar each week for the whole year. You’ve just saved over $1300! Here.
38 – 41. Is money tight but you could still use a little vacation? I love the idea of your vacation budget being only what you’d be earning on the days you’re gone. Lots of other great ways to resist spending money too!
42 – 61. Here’s a great list of 20 things we can do to save money. Like plant a garden!
62. It’s so true when they say being organized can save you money. This post talks about the importance of a routine – like packing your lunch for work the night before.
63 – 69. I love this idea – when you save money at the grocery store with coupons, take what you saved at the store and deposit it in a savings account. Watch it add up fast! That tip plus plenty more here!
As you can see, there’s plenty of ways to save a little dough, with just a little effort. Happy saving!