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If You Live In California Then These Money Saving Tricks Are For You

Everyone is looking for a way to cut their bill down. It’s no secret that living in California is certainly an experience…..a somewhat expensive one. But it’s completely worth it when you look around and see what it has to offer. Vast vineyards, snowy mountains, cliffs, and amazing weather. Yes, if you were to rack up a pros and cons list, the pros side would be extremely crowded in comparison. So, you live in California, you’re living the dream, but you’re having trouble saving money. Here’s some ways you can fix that.

1. Consider Your Car Situation

Think to yourself, do you really need a car? Parking is incredibly expensive, gas is expensive, insurance is expensive, and so is everything else that comes with owning a car. If you live in California, you may just be better off using public transportation or transportation by bike or carpooling. If you decide that you do in fact need a car, you might want to reevaluate your insurance situation, especially if you’re not driving a lot. According to MetroMile, 65% of drivers overpay on car insurance to balance out those who drive a lot. Fact of the matter is, if you’re not spending much time in the driver’s seat you don’t need to pay at much and you should look into how much more you can save with your car insurance.

2. Go Green and Get Paid

There are actually online services and apps that have a rewards program in cash and prizes if you reduce your energy consumption during specific times of day. The apps will notify you when the energy grid is overworking and is relying on power plants. Since these plants aren’t very clean, it’s important that you cut back. This time usually occurs only once or twice a week in the afternoons or evenings. The apps will send you notifications so you can reduce your electricity use for about an hour. Based on how much you save, you can get rewarded in cash and prizes up to $200 a year.

3. Automate Your Savings

We’ll admit, it’s incredibly hard to save money. Sometimes you need to just trick yourself into saving money to get it done. An easy way to move past this is to automate your savings. You can use online banking apps that will help stash away your paycheck. If you don’t see it, you don’t miss it, right?

5. Online Surveys

What if you could turn it into some extra money just by answering a few questions for online surveys?
There is a new website called Survey Junkie. This website will match you with countless surveys you can complete online for big brands. In return, it will give you virtual points and rewards that you can redeem for e-Giftcards or Paypal. It’s definitely a fun and easy way to pay for your groceries or a nice cup of coffee.

6.Rent Out The RV You Thought You’d Use More

There are RV owners everywhere, and you should ask yourself, how often do you use yours? Yes, you got a ton of use out of it when the kids were younger, but now road trips aren’t as high on the priority list. List your camper of RV through specific RV online rental marketplaces. If you can’t get good use out of it, you can at least get some money for lending it out to someone else!

7. Consider Driving For Your Favorite Ride-Sharing App

Need a flexible way to earn money while also meeting lots of new people? This may be your best bet. The demand for ride-sharing apps like Uber or Lyft, has been growing like crazy, and it doesn’t look like it’s slowing down anytime soon. It’s very simple to start! You need to be 21 years old with at least one year of driving experience, pass a background check, and own a car made in 2007 or later. You can earn a significant amount of money on YOUR schedule.

8. Rate Your Local Pizza Place

Would you be interested in $5 and a free large pizza? Obviously! Many of the most popular types of mystery shops is for pizza companies. What is a mystery shopper? A mystery shopper is a tool used by companies to measure quality service, product etc. Papa Johns an Pizza Hut regularly conduct mystery shops at all of their locations. As part of the assignments, you’re required to time their delivery service, quality of pizza, etc. You can do it several times a year if interested.

9. Provide Customer Service

Have you ever considered doing customer service? Well if you haven’t, here’s the best part. You can do it from the comfort of your home! There are a number of companies that are hiring work-from-home customer service reps, instead of running call centers. These jobs can be full or part time and they offer a variety of schedules. You can be a daytime, or even an evening and weekend customer service rep. The job is typically to answer customer questions over the phone or through online chat.

10. Cut Out Unnecessary Bills


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