7 Excellent Ways People Saved Money Even When It Wasn’t Their Goal

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Are you searching for the best ways to save money without really trying?   Someone saved money cutting her hair after a supposedly trained stylist “totally and royally ruined her hair.” She asked on a popular online forum, “What did you do that resulted in saving money even though it was not the initial goal?"

Most addictions aren’t good for the wallet and usually spill into other patterns like smoking or buying books. Congratulations to those who conquered their crutch, improved their health, and saved money. Consider water or other flavored health drinks.

Quit Drinking Alcohol

A similar thought was shared by those who were heavy smokers for years before eliminating this habit. One person smoked three packs a day and weed before having an epiphany that smoking was an unhealthy habit and quitting both, adopting a zero-tolerance policy for himself and others around him.

Stopped Smoking

Suggestions piled in, but she said, “Every time someone tells me “but libraries exist,” I want to slap them and say “BUT I CAN’T PUT LIBRARY BOOKS ON MY SHELF AND USE THEM FOR EMOTIONAL SUPPORT.”

Buying Books: How Do I Quit

“I started buying clothes on eBay, Poshmark, and Mercari to get cute clothes while avoiding supporting brands that are unethical or owned by unlikeable people. I quickly realized that everything I could want, including jewelry, gets sold secondhand for way less, many times even new with the tag attached. That’s basically how I get 90% of my clothing now.”

Buying Second-Hand Clothes

Many agree that they buy clothes at reduced prices, then when they tire of that skirt or outfit, it doesn’t stay long in their closet. By selling unwanted things, you can declutter space and make money by  “posting (Poshmark) it.”

Sell Unwanted Clothes via Reduce Recycle Reuse

Spending more on quality shoes helped many peoples’ feet and knees from terrible pain and, ultimately, trips to the podiatrist’s office. Consensus grew around the $150 to $200 price tag for better footwear that lasted years or, as one person put it, “thousands of miles.”

Buy Quality Shoes

His reasoning: he was “really just tired of my car being in the shop all the time. He bought a new car, which resulted in a slightly higher monthly payment then, but I was pleasantly surprised when my insurance cost was cut in half. Of course, there were maintenance savings, but that wasn’t my main goal.”

Forget Buying A Used Car

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