ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

How to Save $100 in a Month

Updated on March 14, 2008

Save Money With These Tips

If you need to save money quickly, try out these money-saving strategies. Choose just one of these things to do this month and put an extra $100 in your pockets. Of course, this isn't an exact figure. It all depends on how far you want to take it and how extravagant you were in the first place. You probably can't even use all of the money-saving tips. Still, if just one reverberates within your soul and you act on it, consider yourself $100 richer in 30 days. And here are the ways to save $100 in a month.

Save Money on Recreation

For a month, skip your night out at the movies every weekend. With most movie tickets almost $10 and the obligatory popcorn and monster soda, you've already spent about $20. Kick in the cost of gas at almost $4 a gallon, and that's probably easily $25 spent for two hours entertainment. It adds up even more if you pay for more than one ticket or eat out before or after the movie.

Instead, spend the night watching cable. Isn't that why you are paying for all of those channels? Make yourself some homemade popcorn. If you buy the old-fashioned kind, it's virtually free. If you don't go to the movies, substitute some other form of recreation that you do regularly that isn't free.

Save Money on Junk Food

Next on the list of money saving tips is reducing the amount of sodas that you drink daily. I personally used to drink about six cans of soda every day. Sodas at the vending machine and convenience stores cost over a dollar each. That adds up to over 100 dollars in a month's worth of work weeks. (Wow, that's a tongue twister.) That doesn't even count what I spend on weekends drinking soda at home. Don't drink soda? Substitute your favorite latte or energy drink instead.

Save Money With Food

Substitute at least one meal a week with something cheap. Make a meatless meal. Serve a large pasta salad. Make homemade soup-it's amazingly cheap. Make an entree out of beans. To save even more money, eat food that is literally free. What I mean by this is actually eat your leftovers. Don't put them in containers and stash them to die in your refrigerator.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Eileen Hughes profile image

      Eileen Hughes 

      10 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      Great hub, Cant save on restaurant or film outings as never go but most helpful for those who do. Yes everyone can save money if they think before putting hands into bagsor purses. We always paid our bills and never bought what we could not pay for.

      Too many spend without money and live on credit alone. No wonder they have gray hairs at a young age....

    • Angela Harris profile imageAUTHOR

      Angela Harris 

      10 years ago from Around the USA

      With money, every little bit certainly can add up. Ever since I've been a kid, I've saved pennies. This penny jar has over time saved my butt. It has bought a yearbook that I couldn't have otherwise afforded, gas so that I could make it to work, gifts, and even funded the mad money for a vacation.

    • WeddingConsultant profile image


      10 years ago from DC Metro Area

      Great hub! In today's day and age, saving money is a hot topic. Foreclosure, increasing gas prices, decreasing value of dollar, etc. Good topic!

    • Hope Wilbanks profile image

      Hope Wilbanks 

      10 years ago from Louisiana

      Great hub! I've found that saving money really isn't that just have to WANT to do it. And a lot of times if you just think small, you'll find lots of ways to cut corners and save a little here and there, which adds up after a while.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)