Digging out of debt takes focus!
I almost left $3.29 on the table. Well, not literally. It was $3.29 that I had coming back to me from Walmart's Saving Catcher app. Thank you to fellow blogger over at One Family One Income for the reminder to collect what I almost left behind. This was from a shopping trip I took last Saturday. Had I waited another day or so, I'd have lost out on this money.
While for most of us $3.29 isn't exactly life changing, it did get me to thinking. How many other times have I lost money simply by not paying attention or by (gasp) being lazy? Probably a lot! It's the little amounts that why seemingly no big deal, over time can really start to add up! While no one can possibly keep track of every money saving opportunity, I really do see where putting forth a more focused effort can pay off. For those of us digging our way out of debt, the more money we keep in our own pockets means the more money we can put towards our debt. Now that is a real motivator!
So as not to feel overwhelmed, I'm going to make a list. Walmart's Saving Catcher will be the first thing I add to it. I also want to revisit using Ibotta and Checkout 51 again. Receipt Hog is yet another app I'll be checking out as well. Thank you One Family One Income for also passing that one along! Having a list to check will serve as a reminder to actually take advantage of these money saving opportunities.
Whether it be clipping a coupon, scanning a receipt or earning via Swagbucks, it really doesn't take that much time to do these things. Think of it as money being left on the table and go start picking it up! Remember, it is YOUR money and you'll be surprised at just how quickly it will add up!