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How do you save money when your living pay check to pay check?

every pay i want to save atleast 25.00 dollars but something always comes up. how do you save for a rainy day?

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rosesrred1

Asked by rosesrred1 at 2:39 PM on Nov. 7, 2012 in Money & Work

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  • I wonder that too.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:45 PM on Nov. 7, 2012

  • stash it away somewhere and forget about it, HIDE it if you have to, maybe set up a savings acct with the bank where they take out the $25 before you even see the rest of your check? my mom had a "Christmas Savings acct" at her local credit union that would just automatically deduct $50 from her check every month before direct depositing the rest in her checking and it helped her save cause she never really SAW that $50 until December when she'd go take it all out, kwim? :-/ idk, we're struggling too but we just keep on trying to save...
    DreainCO

    Answer by DreainCO at 3:14 PM on Nov. 7, 2012

  • Roll change, or get one of those bank accounts that puts the change from debit card purchases into a savings for you. Look for areas to cut back. For example, if you have a starbucks habit, make your coffee at home for a week, and throw the $4 you spend there in a jar and watch it add up. Same thing with Sweet tea drinkers, smokers, Monster/Red Bull addicts, etc.
    PartyGalAnne

    Answer by PartyGalAnne at 3:46 PM on Nov. 7, 2012

  • Pay yourself first with the $25 and track your spending. Cut out unnecessary expenses.
    virginiamama71

    Answer by virginiamama71 at 3:57 PM on Nov. 7, 2012

  • You live well BELOW your means ...
    tasches

    Answer by tasches at 7:09 PM on Nov. 7, 2012

  • Just keep trying. And keep looking for a better job.
    booklover545

    Answer by booklover545 at 3:11 PM on Nov. 8, 2012

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