We live in culture caught up around cutting corners. We would all rather wait for the movie instead of reading the book. Reading will spark your imagination, and increase your vocabulary, both of which can help you in other facets of life.
5. Give to a Charity
No matter how bad you think you have it, somebody else has it much worse. Give to those less fortunate and see the smile it brings to your face. Giving a dollar to the Red Cross instead of buying a bag of chips will make you feel much better.
Cooking at home will not only save you money, you will become more experienced in the kitchen and for the most part eat healthier. Cook large amounts and then you will have portions to take for lunch the next day! If you need recipe ideas click here.
3. Start Saving Money
Start putting away 10% of everything you bring in and you will be surprised at the amount of money you will have at the end of the year. It may not seem that important now, but when you go to put down that down payment on a house you will wish you had started saving earlier.