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Give Your Budget a Boost

With These Money-Making and Money-Saving Ideas 

There’s never a bad time to add some breathing room to the family budget, especially with hints of a recession looming on the horizon. To help you save some money, and possibly make a little extra cash, we put together a handful of tips. 

  • Review Your Online Subscriptions: From Netflix to Hulu, Disney+ to Spotify, there are streaming services for music, movies, and a lot more. While each one might be at or near $10 a month, they can add up. How much? According to ZDNet, the average U.S. household spends nearly $300 a month on subscriptions. To cut some costs, give your subscriptions a review by looking for them as a checking or credit card expense. List them all out and discontinue any that you do not use.  
  • Get an Auto Insurance Quote: Every couple of years, you should be getting a few new auto insurance quotes from your current provider as well as two others. It could save you hundreds. If you’re up for a review, connect with TruStage Auto Insurance. This Central Willamette Credit Union member benefit gives you special discounts. 
  • Sell Things Online: There are probably boxes of unused and unwanted electronics, clothing, art, and other items in your garage or storage. Instead of hanging onto those items for a someday that might never come, sell them online and make some extra cash. 
  • Trade Gift Cards for Cash: If you have gift cards that you don’t plan to use, sell them to sites like CardCash, GiftCash, Gameflip, and others. You won’t get the full value for the cards, but you will get something. 
  • Review Your Wireless Bill: There’s a good chance you can save a lot of money thanks to special offers and competition. You might need to move to a new provider, but if you can save a bunch of money, it might be worth it. 

Connect with Central Willamette CU

We’re here to help you boost your budget and plan ahead with the financial products and services you need for your financial future. Put your membership to work for you today, stop by any branch or give us a call at (541) 928-4536.