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10+ Lifehacks That Will Add Money To Your Piggy Bank

Making money is a hard job and keeping it is even harder. So what if I told you there were everyday lifehacks that will help you keep your hard-earned money and get in the habit of saving more?

These genius and easy tips will ensure that you will have enough money for when you need it the most.

1. Pay Yourself First

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When you get paid, put away half of what you had left over from your last paycheck into your savings account. Watch it add up.

2. Have Zero-Spend Days

Two days out of the week, forgo your usual spending habits like having coffee or buying a snack. You will end up spending less.

3. Regrow Your Veggies

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This one I've been planning to do. You can replant things like green onions, cilantro, parsley, basil, leeks, lettuce so you don't have to buy them.

4. Make A List When Grocery Shopping

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This one I always do. When you do that you will tend to stick to what's on the list and not buy extra.

5. Get A French Press

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I love my French press. It's the cheapest way to have delicious coffee. No fancy coffee pods or paper refills needed. Just make and enjoy.

6. Make Your Own Lunch

I know this one can be hard to stick to. You can save a ton of money by taking leftovers and homemade sandwiches to work.

7. Shop In Bulk

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You might be surprised but you will pay a premium for anything packaged so buy your items in bulk instead. Bulk stores exist for a reason.

8. Drink Water Instead Of Pop

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Not only this is healthier for you and will save your waistline but it's also so much cheaper. Put lemon or fruit in for flavour.

9. Wait Until End Of Month To Buy Big Purchases

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All salespeople need to meet their monthly quotas so at the end of the month you'll get the best deals.

10. Eat Less Meat

I'm a meat eater so I understand this can be hard but changing up your meals, by using eggplant for veggie stew, for example, will save your money.

11. Buy Generic

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I've learned this trick a long time ago, so now, instead of the brand name, I buy the same exact same generic product for so much less money.

12. Get A Water Filter System

I'm currently saving up for this, but in the long run, this will not only eliminate so much plastic but save you tons.

13. Ask For Deals

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I have to admit I do this all the time. I get a great discount on my cable and before the deal expires I renegotiate. Kaboom!

14. DIY Your Own Wrapping Paper

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Use old maps, sheet music, or any other paper you plan on recycling with a cool design to make one-of-a-kind wrapping paper. Love this!

Saving money doesn't have to a be daunting task.

Sometimes it can actually turn out to be really good for you and very satisfying in the end. So get creative.