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How to Get Started Saving Money for a Rainy Day

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Saving money for a rainy day is always a good idea, you never know when an unexpected expense will pop up and having money set aside is the best plan of action to avoid paying high-interest rates on a loan when something comes up.

There are many options for saving money but it can be hard to get started when you don’t have a stack of cash to put away for a rainy day. That’s why these money-saving methods are perfect for getting started without making drastic changes in your life.

Saving Money for a Rainy Day

Save Those Coins 

Throw all loose change into a jar- You may think that this step for saving money for a rainy day is too small but that is exactly why it is so easy to do. A dime and some quarters put into a jar will go unnoticed when squirreling it away.

This is a great way to save because you won’t even miss it when beginning this healthy money saving habit but that change will add up over time.

After a little googling, I learned a few figures about saving money with different containers that add up to shocking amounts.

A gallon filled with quarters comes out to about $400 – $500 and a 2 Liter Bottle filled with dimes comes in at around $700 or so.

Is that true?

Well, I have no idea because who has that many dimes or quarters in random containers to prove those theories? Not this girl and to tell you the truth I don’t even care if those numbers are accurate because the most important part is definitely accurate.

Throwing all of your extra change into a container and not using it for anything but emergencies is a great way to save money for a rainy day.

Stop Wasting Money – When my husband and I were discussing the many ways we could cut back on unnecessary purchases we realized we were wasting lots of money every month on our cable bill.

Our family time, our work and our hobbies keep us so busy that we really don’t watch that much TV. So we really began to think about what shows and channels we watch when we do get a chance.

It turned out that most of the shows we watched were broadcasted on local channels and decided to drop our cable service and try out the Leaf® 50 Indoor Amplified HDTV Antenna from

One of my first thoughts was, where am I going to put this thing and is it going to be an eyesore?

It turns out the Leaf 50 is as thin as a picture of the latest sighting of Elvis and it can be hidden just as well as the King would have to be if he were really alive still.

After making a few adjustments on my current remote control to set it up for antenna mode, which I never thought I would be doing, I was ready to check it out. The “install” time was less than five minutes, super easy, and didn’t make a mess.

I was pleasantly surprised with the HD quality picture on some of the channels and happy to know that I could watch almost everything I watched with my cable package previously without the hefty price tag.

This unit has a 50-mile range amplified indoor HDTV antenna that is Amplified with CleanPeak™ filter technology and plenty of distance for hooking up the high-performance coaxial cable.

Now that I was able to receive 100% free TV in HD – networks like CBS, FOX, NBC, PBS, The CW, Univision, and more I couldn’t wait to call up my provider to drop my overpriced service.

With all of the bundle packages available through cable providers, it can be hard to figure out exactly how much your bill is and how to save money by dropping just one service. They do that on purpose, it’s infuriating but any money off your bill is better than none, especially when you will be saving money and investing in a way to get free tv.

After talking to several representatives and feeling like the smartest person in the world in comparison to their nonsense we found out our projected total savings each month.

Dropping our cable service is going to save us about $80 each month and I could not be happier with the change at this point.

The small investment into an Indoor Amplified HDTV Antenna from is an easy way to start saving money for a rainy day. It really makes me wish that I did this years ago when I think about how much money I have spent on something that I don’t even miss now!

It has also motivated me into thinking about other ways I could be saving money for a rainy day by cutting back on other services. I’m not exactly ready to head to the store to buy candles and cut out the electric company just yet.

My wheels are turning for new ways to save money so be sure to check back to see what I come up with next and follow me on social media so you never miss a post.

Do you have any easy ways to start saving money for a rainy day? I would love to hear about them, leave a comment below, I am excited to save even more money!