Trying to live frugally? Sometimes you need to spend a bit before you can save money in the long run. It may seem counterintuitive to purchase something in order to save money. Normally, you’d look for expenses to cut, not stuff to buy!
However, there are some simple things you can purchase that will actually help you save money in the long run and will pay for themselves plenty of times over because of the costs you avoided.
I like to think of these purchases as a type of investment. You lay out the money now, but the amount you save over time will be far more than what you spent!
Without further ado, here are some things I’ve purchased to help me save money in the long run!