Spend Your Money More Wisely With Dog Poop Scooping Services
Are you wasting money? Do you think you could be spending your money more wisely, but you’re not sure how to go about it? Every one of us must set priorities for how we’ll use our money wisely, whether that means saving more, buying better items, or simply spending less often. One of the best ways to start is by evaluating what you actually use your money on.
If you’re like most people, there are probably some things you buy throughout the week that you don’t even think about. With credit cards so readily available to meet our needs, many of us forget that we’re even using money at all. So, what money-stealing habits could we give up that would help us spend our money more wisely?
Places Where You May Be Wasting Money
Using time wisely is something that goes hand in hand with using money wisely. If you want a little extra time to relax, spend time with your family, or pick up a hobby, you may want to consider some money-wasting habits that could be sucking up both your time and wallet.
According to past studies by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, American families spend an average of $3,000 per year eating out. While these statistics may have changed due to the recent pandemic, it’s a safe bet that Americans are still spending far too much money eating out rather than making food at home.
Now, the average price of a meal out is about $15 for a fancy restaurant…and if you add appetizers, drinks, taxes, and tip you’re going to end up paying a pretty hefty price for going out to eat.
If you tend to go out to eat because you don’t want to cook or because “everyone else does it” during lunch break at the office, you’re probably falling into the trap of overspending on meals out.
Credit Card Fees
Are you making late payments on your credit card? Or paying only the minimum each month, leading to rising interest? If so, you could be wasting tons of money on credit card fees each year.
Many credit card companies charge late fees of around $25, money that is going nowhere except to pad the pockets of these large, already-wealthy companies.
Interest rates can be even more wasteful, with fees of over 25% in most cases. If you’re hoping to save money, don’t continue to pay only the minimum fee on your credit card and accrue interest. Pay off your balance as quickly as possible and avoid adding all that extra cost that, again, is doing nothing but paying your credit card company.
It’s true. The average American spends $92 a month on coffee, or around $1,100 a year! That’s an incredible amount of money to spend on a simple drink that you could easily make at home.
In fact, if you really love the “fancy” coffees, you could pay a one-time fee for an espresso machine and a milk frother and easily save hundreds of dollars on coffee every year. Take a few extra minutes to make coffee at home instead of stopping in the drive-through and you’ll save both money and time sitting in your car.
Just as most Americans spend too much on going out to eat, so many also spend too much on buying pre-cut, pre-packaged food and drink. Whether that’s simply buying already sliced fruit at the grocery store or even ordering takeout for dinner, buying food that someone else prepared is a waste of money.
You could save tons each week by simply choosing to slice up fruit or cook up spaghetti yourself. It may take you two extra minutes, but it will save you multiple dollars each and every week.
Your chances of winning the lottery are pretty much one in a million—in fact, they’re probably closer to one in three million. If you’re spending money on buying lottery tickets every week, chances are you’re wasting a lot of money that you’ll never see again.
Unless you have a lot more time on your hands than most people, you’re probably not watching shows on multiple streaming services each night. That means that if you have multiple services, you’re probably wasting money most of the time.
If you’re spending $10 to $15 on a service you use twice a month, you’re really wasting your money. Instead of paying for multiple services all the time, consider switching off between different options every couple of months so you can try shows and movies on multiple services while still paying for only one at a time.
If you want to save even more money, use your time for things that aren’t just streaming services—like going on family walks, playing in the yard, playing a board game, or even just chatting. You won’t regret it.
Do you actually go to the gym that you’re paying $60 a month for? Do you read all the magazines you’re subscribed to? Are you paying for access to a club that you never actually use?
If this sounds familiar, chances are you’re wasting hundreds or thousands of dollars a year on services you don’t use, don’t need, and don’t really want.
Better Ways To Spend Your Money
What are you willing to spend a little more on to save some precious time? If you always feel that time is running away from you on tasks that you find distasteful, you’ll want to consider how your values can impact your spending.
You want to spend money in ways that provides you value for that money. In the above examples, you’re probably not getting much value out of a service or subscription you don’t use or by eating out at a restaurant that isn’t particularly healthy anyway. However, there may be some instances where giving up money on that type of expense means you can spend it on something that provides more value to you and your family.
Since it’s our business, we’ll take scooping dog poop as an example. If you hate scooping dog poop, you’re probably reluctant to spend 15 to 30 minutes on it each week (or more, depending on how big your yard and how many dogs you own). You’d probably rather spend that time walking your dog, watching a show, playing a game with your family, etc.
In this instance, spending money may be worth it. Give up paying for an unused streaming service or one dinner out each week and pay for dog poop scooping services instead. That way, you can spend time with loved ones or developing a hobby instead of scooping poop.
Our dog poop services are priced fairly to give you the most bang for your buck and keep you from wasting money on something you don’t value. In fact, you’ll end up paying only $12.95 a visit for a weekly scoop for your dog. That’s far less than going out to eat and about par with the cost of 2 lattes per week.
If you want to save a little money and a little time to make the most of your days and your budget, consider checking out our services. Our team would be happy to help you spend your money on what really matters and use the time you save on things you truly love.