Joe Friesen Blog November 3, 2023

Money saving tips

As a millennial, I can’t help but feel a bit overwhelmed when it comes to the idea of buying a home. It’s no secret that the cost of living is rising and the market is competitive, so it can feel like a daunting task to save up enough money for a down payment. I’m here to tell you that it is possible – but it will take some sacrifice, dedication and a bit of humor.

Whenever I’m tempted to splurge on something I don’t need, I like to remind myself of the long-term benefits of saving my money for a home. I mean, who needs designer shoes when you can have a designer kitchen?!

To save money, I’ve had to get creative. I’ve started looking for cheaper ways to have fun, like going to free events in the city or having a picnic with friends instead of going out for dinner. I’ve also started using apps to find the best deals when I do go out to eat or shop.

It’s also important to set your short-term goals and reward yourself for reaching them. For example, if I save a certain amount of money each month, I will treat myself to something small, like a massage or a new book. That way, I have something to look forward to and I’m still on track to reach my long-term goal of saving for a home.

At the end of the day, it’s important that you keep your sense of humor and remember why you’re saving your money in the first place. Sure, it may be hard to say no to those new shoes, but with a little bit of sacrifice and dedication, you can reach your goal of owning a home!