Extreme Budgeting: Living on $60 a Week

Extreme Budgeting: Living on $60 a Week

(DailyThrive.com) – In tough economic times, being able to pinch a penny until it cries can become a necessary life skill. It can help us through job loss and layoffs, but it can also be a helpful way of surviving other financial setbacks like rising prices, unexpected illness or even adding to our families.

Here are a few budget tips extreme budgeters swear by:

  • Shop consignment.
  • Skip salons entirely in favor of hair and nail care at home.
  • Use coupon or rebate apps.
  • Purchase reusable items such as dryer balls instead of dryer sheets, cleaning cloths instead of paper towels and even coffee filters.
  • Unplug electronics when they aren’t being used.
  • Go meatless to save money on groceries.
  • Utilize the local library for books, movies and even Internet access.
  • Hang clothes and other laundry to dry.

For extreme budgeters, thrifty living isn’t just what they do when times are tough; it’s how they live all the time. Check out how one extreme budgeter was able to live on a $60 a week cash diet:

~Here’s to Your Success!

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