Finding a good deal is always exciting, but buying something just because it's on sale is a quick way to lose money. A general rule of thumb is to spend a little to avoid spending a lot later on.
For example, don't skimp on going to your routine doctor or dentist visit. These trips cost money, but skipping them could lead to serious health issues not being detected early. If money is especially tight, find a low-cost community health center.
When it comes to car maintenance, ensure your vehicle is in good shape. Make sure the oil, belts and filters are changed when they need to be. This will help keep your car from breaking down, which leads to expensive repairs. Changing your car's oil is also something you can teach yourself to do!