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25 Feb 2021

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Any tips to save more from my salary?

Hi financially savvy people! I've been keeping track of my expenses but I still don't save a lot from my salary...any simple tips to try out?

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Sabrina Wong

Sabrina Wong

Edited 16 Nov 2021

Level 5·Communications at University at Buffalo

Hello, saving money can be fun! Here's a quote I found that I really resonate with in an article: “Done right, saving money is more fun than spending money.”

 

Source: https://www.sevendollarmillionaire.com/1-baby-steps/

 

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E.A.S.Y

Eat: Bring your own food for work. Watch the food expenditure by having a budget every month. This will allow you to monitor your spending such as bubble tea, snacks.

Activities: Participate in low cost activities like going to the beach. Cycling.

Salary per hour: Know how much you are getting per hour. For example, you are earning $15/ hour. 1 new iPhone 12 will cost $1200. That will require 80 hours of work . it is equivalent to about 10 days of work.

Yourself: You need to enjoy this process of being minimlaist and be prudent.

Life is short and is time sensitive, no point aiming for F.I.R.E but missing out in life.

I save a good portion of my monthly income, here's my method:
1) Calculate monthly fixed expenses (loans, allowances etc)
2) Deduct the amount above from your salary
3) If you're left with more than 50%, great, every month you can spend up to 50%
4) If you're left with less than 50%, 1) Decrease your fixed spending such as selling car etc or 2) Increase your salary by taking on extra jobs on weekends etc

Hi! I have a budget tracker. Each month, for the last 1.5 years, I calculate all my expenses and les...

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