It may seem impossible to build an emergency fund – that account you can look to when you need new tires, someone gets sick, or your household appliances are on their last leg. But, you could save big time with only $3 a day!

If you save just $3 per day for 365 days, you’ll be able to see $1095 in your savings. Here are some ideas to get started.

• $3 by drinking water instead of soda at a restaurant

• $3 by clipping a few coupons before you head to the grocery store

• $3 by cooking at home instead of eating a meal out (That alone can save way more than $3!)

• $3 by skipping your morning coffee run

 

An emergency fund of $1,000 may seem far off, but with a little bit each day, you’ll be at your goal in no time.


Try an App!

Our cell phones are oftentimes our little assistants. So, why not put it to work and save money? Try these apps and keep your wallet happy.

  • Ibotta
  • Checkout51
  • Target Cartwheel
  • Walmart Savings Catcher
  • Mint
  • Mobile banking apps

Don’t forget about loyalty card programs at grocery stores, boutiques, and coffee shops!