At one time or another, most of us will look for a way to cut corners. Whether you’re looking to save a little for a new weight-loss celebration wardrobe, or looking to save a lot for that big family vacation, Daily Finance has some quick tips on some incredibly easy ways to cut back on your spending without making a huge impact on your day-to-day life.


Costly Perks: Coffee is a favorite go-to example in money-saving circles. Brew your own coffee at home, and you’ll spend $15 to $40 per month — about $180 to $480 per year. Buy one or two coffees each day at an outlet such as Starbucks (SBUX), and shelling out from $3 to $6 or more per day can cost as much as $1,500 per year.

Hydration Drain: Forgoing the tap or the water cooler at work in favor of buying a bottle or two of H2O each day easily can add up to $3 a day, or about $1,000 a year. Instead, try filtering water at home with a special pitcher or sink-attached device and filling a water bottle or two to last you through the day. If that’s too much trouble, just buy your own bottled water at supermarkets, where cases of it on sale can be relatively inexpensive.

Timing Is Everything: When shopping for produce, focus on what’s in season. These days, for example, you might find cherries selling for $3 per pound, whereas they can sell for $7 or more per pound in other seasons.

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