Inflation snuck up on us

What if there was ONE THING you could do today to start saving money today?! My favorite thing may surprise you!!!


MY ONE THING: #FollowHashtagsStrategically


Yes, Folks - you read that correctly - my favorite thing involves social media! AHHH! Hey, I'm on Instagram at least once a day anyway. And apparently I'm not much different than those teenagers out there who find themselves blown away by the highly entertaining Reels on social media. But, while they are indeed fun and entertaining, I've discovered some value in following strategically chosen hashtags that have actually given me great life hacks! Some of these life hacks have actually saved me some extra pocket change, as well as time.


The hashtag #MasonJarSalads has given me lots of salad ideas that I can prep ahead for the week. Not only great for lunches, but also as a grab-n-go snack at home or away. As photos or videos show up in my feed, I can decide within seconds whether it looks like something I'd like to make on my own. No internet search needed to find new salad ideas.


#HighProteinSnacks introduced me to Frozen Greek Yogurt Bark. Simple to make and it saves money since I'm not grabbing candy bar when I'm "hangry"!


Search for a #Hashtag that fits your needs and interests! You may be pleasantly surprised at the wealth of ideas available at your fingertips via social media! Just remember to make a deal with yourself - limit your social media time down to just a few minutes a day or you may find that you're gathering ideas for saving money but losing time for other valuable activities by spending too much time scrolling!


Of course, besides Instagram, Pinterest is also fabulous for the same reason!

 

DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE HASHTAG YOU'D LIKE TO SHARE WITH OTHERS THAT MIGHT HELP SAVE MONEY OR TIME?! LET US KNOW!