Advantage CCS Publishes Infographic for Saving Money

March 22, 2013 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
After publishing a blog post that lists smart ways to save money in the new year, Advantage CCS converted that information (and a few extra tips) into an easy-to-digest infographic. By following a few simple tips, anyone can immediately start saving their hard-earned money. Over the course of a whole year, people can even save thousands of dollars by putting just a bit of effort into these money saving strategies.

The first piece of advice is to "pay yourself first." When you receive a paycheck, transfer a portion of the money into a savings account before even touching it. This habit will ensure that you are regularly saving money, even if it's only a small amount. Waiting till the end of the month to see what's left to transfer may discourage people from trying to save at all. Instead, take the opposite approach by setting aside the amount of money you will allow yourself to spend until the next pay day. This will help keep you from overspending on unnecessary purchases.

Small savings can add up. Turn off lights when you leave rooms, go easy on the thermostat, and turn off the water faucet while you brush your teeth. These simple habits alone can help shave dollars off of your energy and water bills each month. Be careful with your small change, too. Even saving money pennies at a time is still saving.

Another main theme is food and beverage spending. Just by bringing your own lunch to work, you can save over $1,000 per year. Doubling your dinner recipes is a convenient way to make that happen. You can save the leftovers for the next day's lunch or dinner without spending nearly as much as you would on a new meal. While you're at it, invest in a reusable water bottle and stop buying pre-bottled water. The new bottle will begin paying for itself after a short period of time, and it might even encourage you to drink more water. Many coffee shops, including Starbucks, also offer slight discounts when you bring your own travel mug.

For more ideas, see the full infographic for money saving tips.

Advantage Credit Counseling Service is a nonprofit organization that offers credit and debt counseling and financial management plans. The organization is dedicated to guiding individuals through credit and debt issues as well as providing education on positive credit habits. Professional counselors can offer advice or practical solutions for issues regarding credit consolidation, debt management, and more. If you are looking for free credit counseling services, contact Advantage CCS today.