Buy Generic. Think - would I buy this if I only had cash?
I can go store to store and compare prices of brand name items vs the generic brand Depending on what the product is, I can almost save half the price by buying generic.
I purposely put items on my credit items so I can earn points to earn cash for items. I started thinking to myself though, if I didn't have a credit card and only had cash, would I buy this? It seems that I tend to value money much more if I can actually feel it leaving my hand. I often put items back. This new mindset has also helped me save money.
Over the past two years, I have really begun to pick up the hobby of making projects myself. I find not only is it a great outlet for my artistic aspirations, but actually saves me quite a bit on money that could me used for other aspirations. Here is a collection of some of the projects I have put together over the past couple years.