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Save $100 (or More!) This Month

Give Up That Morning Coffee

Three bucks for your morning latte doesn't sound like such a big deal, especially considering the boost it gives you at work. But do the math: $3 a day is $15 a week. In a month, you're spending more than $60 on coffee alone. Put that 60 bucks in a savings account yielding 2.75% and after one year you'll have more than $729. Talk about "venti"!

Bring Your Lunch to Work

Whether it's a sit-down meal, which includes tax and tip, or a quick and greasy take-out order, buying lunch every day can be unhealthy for your body and your wallet. Bringing a lunch every day takes only a little planning. For just a few dollars a day, you can put together a tasty, healthy meal to get you through the day. Try low-cost lunch items like fruit, veggies, and yogurt to supplement a sandwich and a drink, and get an eco-friendly reusable bag to save even more over the long haul.

Take a List to the Grocery Store

It's not your fault that marketers know exactly how to make their snack treats look irresistible on the shelf. You can fight back by putting together a list before you go to the store, and sticking to it. Don't be tricked into tossing items you don't want or need into your cart. Either plan for it or forget it. Adding even $10 to your weekly grocery bill will cost you $520 a year. Here's one more money-saving tip: Never go to the supermarket hungry!

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