These easy tricks not only curb your spending, but help you save cash in the long run.
Brown-bag your lunch
You may do it for your kids, so there's no reason you can't pack lunch for yourself, too. It's a great money saver―if you bring lunch instead of spending $6.50 per day to buy it, you'll save almost $1,000 a year. Portable bags of snacks are also a good way to tame costly munchies when the drive-through beckons.