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I have never been overly frugal; I have tried my hand at couponing (mostly for fun) and consider myself a price savvy shopper for the most part. Saving money on everything was never at the top of my list until recently. The truth is I have always had some other income aside from my own to depend on, or at least bail me out when needed. Now that I am officially doing it on my own I’ve had to learn a few things about saving money. It’s been interesting, if not fun, adjusting my lifestyle to fit my budget. Not everything I’ve tried has panned out, but here are a few things that have made a huge difference.

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One of the first things I learned was don’t overpay. This is a biggie – especially when talking about things like cell service. I was paying around $60 a month for standard service. I was able to cut that in half ($29.88 for the first line ) by switching to a Walmart Family Mobile plan. Now I get unlimited talk, text, and data with up to 500MB of 4G LTE data for around $30 a month.

Walmart Family Mobile Lowest Priced Unlimited PlansWhile I was at Walmart I found the Alcatel OneTouch Evolve 2 which was a huge step up from my rinky-dink phone that came before it. I was shocked that the Alcatel OneTouch Evolve 2, the plan, and starter kit cost less than some of my previous cell bills alone.

Disclaimer: All prices for phones and plans included in this post are accurate as of the date of posting; however, these prices are subject to change. Please refer to http://cbi.as/aafid or your local Walmart for current pricing.

lcatel OneTouch Evolve 2Something else I learned was to cut out anything that wasn’t absolutely necessary. For me one of the first things I got rid of was cable. Paying $50+ a month for a service I hardly used seemed pretty crazy. Especially when I can pay less than $8 a month and watch unlimited movies and TV shows.

save money by ditching cableI was even more excited when I realized I can watch movies on my new phone! By connecting to my home network I am able to save my data use for when I’m out and about and still watch whatever I want wherever I am. When I’m out the 4G speed lets me watch movies continuously – without the intermittent pauses for buffering. SCORE!

It’s also nice that the dogs can watch their favorite YouTube doggy stars on the phone too!

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Putting a limit on eating out has been a huge money saver for me as well. When I’m out, especially in the car passing restaurants, I want to eat. I’ve learned that keeping snacks on hand helps curb the urge to pull up to a drive-thru. Granola bars, sliced fruits and veggies, and single serving snacks are filling and a lot healthier than most fast food options.

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So what did I to do with all the money I’m saving with my new frugal lifestyle? Well, most of it is going into savings while a small portion went to my St. Patrick’s Day festivities. March is the month of green after all and I’m loving how much of it I have left now!

What are you doing to save money?