1. Make a budget.
If you want to bail out your budget, and have some money so things are not so tight, the first thing you have to do is have a budget. Create a spending plan that accounts for the things you typically spend money on and limit your spending to an allotted amount.
2. Use the Internet.
If you want to bail out your budget, you have to use the resources available to you, one of which is the Internet. It is easy to search for lowest prices, and to comparison shop online, and often only takes a few minutes. So, take the time to find the best deals, and to find coupons, sales, etc. that will help you to save some money.
3. Stay in.
If you want to bail out your budget, it is wise to not go out a lot. It is impossible to go out all of the time without over spending. Finding things to do at home that will be fun, and that are free or low cost. Eat in, play in, and save a lot.
Watch your pennies; stay in more.
4. Cut back.
Even the most frugal of people have areas in their life where they could be cutting back some. Do you need all of the movie channels you have? Do you need magazine subscriptions? Could you raise your deductible on your insurance? Save your budget by cutting back a little in a lot of places.
5. Pay off debts.
Debts are costly, the interest you pay to carry debts could be better used elsewhere. So, one of the best ways to bail out your budget is to simply get rid of debts starting with those at the highest interest. As you free up the money from your monthly payments to debt, you will find your budget is a lot roomier.
Cooking saves money over eating out, or eating prepared foods. It does not take a whole lot of extra effort, and can save you over 50% in most cases, making it a great way to bail out your budget.
7. Go green.
Going green helps you save money on things like utilities. The cost of running old appliances, and having inefficient windows, etc. is far higher than most would expect. Generally you can save almost 30% in monthly costs by going green.
8. Car pool.
If you want to bail out your budget, one way to do it is to spend less on gas, car repair, etc. The best way to do that is to drive less. However, if you have work, school, etc. you can’t just not drive, so a better alternative is to carpool, or use public transportation when available to you.
9. Work more.
If you are trying to bail out your budget and are finding that you are not being disciplined enough to stick with your goals, the only option you have left is to make more money without creating more ways to spend it. So, work over time, get a second job, or pick up some occasional extra work.
10. Practice discipline.
The best way to bail out your budget, whether you make a ton of money, or barely any is to simply practice discipline in your spending. If you learn to not overspend, and to resist the urge to buy things you really do not need, your budget will be fine.