does anyone know a good way to save money

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by 1234turtles, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. 1234turtles
    OP

    1234turtles GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    717
    115
    Jan 1, 2011
    United States
    im horrible at saving money i cant seem to ever keep a dime
    im trying to save up for a 3ds
    so if you can give me good tips it would be greatly appreciated [​IMG]
     


  2. DiscostewSM

    DiscostewSM GBAtemp Guru

    Member
    5,018
    2,658
    Feb 10, 2009
    United States
    Sacramento, California
    Well, consider what you have been buying that is a luxury, not a necessity. Then....


    ....don't buy them anymore?
     
  3. Uncle FEFL

    Uncle FEFL OBJECTION!

    Member
    1,175
    24
    Sep 7, 2009
    United States
    PM me for Social Security information
    Don't walk around with your money. Don't leave your house with money you don't need.
     
  4. Fudge

    Fudge Remember that death is not the end, but only a tra

    Banned
    2,655
    134
    Aug 26, 2009
    United States
    New York
    Have somebody you trust hold on to your money for you.
     
  5. Schlupi

    Schlupi Gbatemp's Official Earthbound Maniac™

    Member
    3,985
    161
    Aug 31, 2007
    United States
    Rozen Queen Co, Chicago Branch
    I purposely hide money from myself and forget about it.

    Also, I make money inaccessible for myself, so I don't leave the house with any more than I need.

    Only spent a few bucks on food and or a retro game, that's my usual limit.
     
  6. Jugarina

    Jugarina GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    353
    16
    Mar 17, 2011
    United States
    NY
    The best way to save money is to make money. The idea is to always be generating at least twice what you spend. Even If you glued yourself inside playing games or doing stuff on your computer for days you will still end up spending money. The stuff just goes fast hence the whole point of It.
     
  7. Ikki

    Ikki GBATemp's grumpy panda.

    Member
    2,797
    49
    Jun 1, 2010
    Uruguay
    Montevideo
    Steal souls and sell them on eBay.
     
  8. Lilith Valentine

    Lilith Valentine GBATemp's Wolfdog™ I drool on my knife

    Member
    19,755
    20,512
    Sep 13, 2009
    Antarctica
    Between insane and insecure
    Don't go to the Mall and avoid internet shopping.
    Honestly I am terrible at saving money myself.
     
  9. scrtmstr

    scrtmstr GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    839
    1
    Aug 20, 2009
    Netherlands
    the Netherregions!
    Get a little yar, put some money in it every day (like 10-15 bucks or so) and leave it there until you've figured out you've got enough. Or get a job, make more money, or just don't spend a lot.
     
  10. CrimzonEyed

    CrimzonEyed GBAtemp Addict

    Member
    2,494
    313
    Sep 3, 2007
    Assassinate people pays really well :=)
     
  11. spiritofcat

    spiritofcat GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    577
    22
    Dec 20, 2007
    Best way to save money is to not spend money.
    A good way to avoid spending money is to make your money hard to access.
    My pay goes into a special bank account that has a higher than usual interest rate, but which cannot be used directly to pay for things or to withdraw money from an ATM.
    If I want to use the money in that account I have to first transfer it to my other account which allows payments and withdrawals.
     
  12. nintendoom

    nintendoom Nintendoom

    Member
    1,114
    28
    Sep 12, 2009
    Viridian City
    Stay at home , and FAP FIND ANYTHING PRODUCTIVE
     
  13. CarbonX13

    CarbonX13 GBAtemp 台灣人

    Member
    1,399
    22
    Aug 27, 2010
    Taiwan
    Vancouver, B.C.
    The Asian method: Get money, don't use it. Repeat for a few months. Spend all of it in a huge shopping spree. Rinse and repeat.
     
  14. Paarish

    Paarish Connor's Nublet

    Member
    1,719
    605
    Aug 26, 2009
    Married to DinohScene
    [​IMG] Asian method works wonders.
    My mum gave me £10 a week for lunch at school. Didn't spend any of it and I racked up loads.
     
  15. Narayan

    Narayan desu~

    Member
    2,921
    825
    Sep 29, 2010
    i'm not good at saving money, how about earning money?
     
  16. Linkiboy

    Linkiboy GBAtemp Testing Area

    Member
    4,888
    37
    May 14, 2006
    United States
    As wisdom of Pokemon would have it...

    "Got 1000 yen for winning! Sent some home to mom."
     
  17. mercluke

    mercluke ‮҉

    Member
    3,163
    172
    Dec 2, 2007
    Perth
    don't spend it?
     
  18. SubliminalSegue

    SubliminalSegue GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    352
    1
    Oct 12, 2010
    United States
    I learned the best way to save money is to never have any to spend in the first place. If it's not there, you don't have the temptation to spend it.
     
  19. epicCreations.or

    epicCreations.or GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    356
    15
    Mar 13, 2010
    United States
    Austin, TX
    [​IMG] THIS.
     
  20. dinofan01

    dinofan01 Misses the old days...

    Member
    2,842
    1
    Jul 4, 2008
    United States
    They way you can tell if I've been going out with friends is by checking my wallet. If I got cash its been a solitude while but if its empty well yeah... been going out. So yeah avoid going out if our that desperate. Or just gain self control! Easier said then done I know.