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Short of winning the lottery or landing a Wall Street-sized bonus, can you end up with more money every month (to save or to spend) without giving up the small luxuries that make life so much more enjoyable?

Sure you can. It'll take some time and effort, but there's money to be found if you look for it.

Shop around for services
Home insurance, auto insurance, gym membership, Internet, cable, cell phone. . . anything you use on a regular basis, pay for monthly or where there are options. Chances are, you can shop around and find a better deal.

Look at what you're using--and what you're not using
If you have a monthly gym membership but only go twice a month, would you be better off paying an entrance fee, which some gyms allow? Find out what options exist. The same goes for cable, unlimited talk cell phones, Internet access, and anything you can be paying for but not using much.

When it really doesn't matter, go generic

Staples, such as sugar, flour, rice, and even poultry may be just as good when you buy the store brand. Find out by taste-testing. Once you've decided which brands to bypass, keep a little envelope in your wallet where you can stash the amount you saved during each shopping trip.

Shop Savvy
If you enjoy shopping, you can get the same thrill shopping a flea market or yard sale as you would the mall. Enjoy online shopping? Try Craig's List! You'll save money and have more fun.

Trade lower value for higher value
If you're paying more for a home, car, clothes, anything that's not making you happy, consider trading down so you have more money for what you really want it for, whatever that may be.

It's easy to feel stuck in your lifestyle, and our consumer culture makes other people's lives seem so attractive. But take a minute to ask yourself what you really want, and see if you don't already have the means to make at least some of it happen.

 

 
 
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