How to Save  $20 a Week

Sounds good, doesn’t it? Yesterday I laid out a plan to begin stockpiling for the pandemic with just $20 a week. But hey, we are experiencing record unemployment and job losses this year. So for many families, even $20 might be tough. In order to come up with $20 a week, you either have to bring it in, or not spend it out.

So let’s go over a combination of both. There’s also the possibility that you could come across a 20 dollar bill just laying on the ground, but that’s pretty unlikely. And there isn’t really anything you can do to increase the odds of that happening. Since my mantra is “focus on what you can control” that’s what we’re going to do.

How to Save $20 From Your Budget

Cutting Back on Expenses Cutting back is exactly what it sounds like. You cut back on something in your life and save up the money you would have spent on it. This is something that is easier than most people think. In

Review your subscriptions

Almost everything these days is subscription-based. The reason? Because those companies know that you’ll “get it and forget it.” At the time, $5 or $6 isn’t much. But when you have half a dozen or so, that adds up! Cutting out Netflix will save you nearly $4 a week.

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Or see if working from home a few days a week is an option. Because of the pandemic, many more companies are friendly to the idea and you could save on gas and dry cleaning.

How to Add $20 to your Household Each Week

Below are just a few ideas that you can combine to make it happen. These are all little things that just about anyone could do. Though, some of them do require you to have a car or a bike, and a smartphone.

You may also need to have a Paypal account set up and connected to your bank account. – Change Jar: Have a Change Jar and always bend over for change, even if it’s just a penny. – Side Hustles: Do UberEats or DoorDash once a week. – Sell Something You Don’t Want on Facebook Marketplace or Craigslist. – Use Swagbucks and Rakuten. – Offer Services on Fiverr. – Take Surveys on Survey Junkie, LifePoints, and other survey websites. – Use GigWalk to do small, local gigs.

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