If you want to scrape together as much money as possible for a down payment on a home, you’ll have to cut your usual expenses. The trick is deciding exactly what you can and can’t do without.
Blonde & Balanced offers a primer for how to chip away at your budget and cobble together some extra scratch.
Suggestions from the post:
*Shop for clothes as little as possible. If you can make your clothes last twice as long as you’d usually wear them, you’ll cut your clothing budget by 50 percent.
*Find cheap hobbies to eat up your free time. Run outside rather than join a gym. Hit the library rather than a bookstore. Watch movies at home rather than at a theater.
If you’ve cramped down on spending with a goal in mind, how did you cut costs?
Buying Our First Home: How To Save Money For A House [Blonde & Balanced]