by Brian Davis
Budgeting, like dieting, has very simple fundamentals. Dollars (or calories) in, minus dollars (or calories) out.
I believe that budgeting is not a math problem, but rather a behavior problem (also like dieting). No one is in debt because they don’t know how to add or subtract. They’re in debt because they haven’t yet found a system they can live with, to spend less than they earn.
I can’t inject you with discipline. But I can give you some fun, fresh, funky ideas to help you shave money (in one case literally) from your budget.
I asked around the web for weird savings tips, from both personal finance experts and from laypeople alike. Here’s what bubbled to the surface!