A New Year’s resolution is something we all make and break over and over again. This year, try starting on a journey to save money for your family. Set a realistic goal and make it happen! To help you out, here are some tips for saving money for families: 1. Make more than one grocery list – spread the items needed by each family member over several different grocery lists. 2. Buy fruits, vegetables, and meats in the season to save money. A lot of our great deals come when we snag fresh produce that was just harvested! 3. Shop at thrift stores for clothes once in a while. Not only can you find lovely items in good condition, but you are also saving money. 4. If you buy your kids toys, buy used ones – they may not be new anymore, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t good as new! 5. Make sure to look out for family discounts and free trials of magazines and monthly books – both can help provide a wealth of information for your family. 6. Choose to purchase name-brand items only when the money you may save is worth spending more on. For example, some people buy name-brand cereal to receive a better product. 7. Remember your coupons! If you have coupons, use them or lose them! You can usually find printable coupons online these days, so there is no excuse not to use them! 8. Find family members willing to barter with you. If there is something your mom or dad, for example, does that you would like if they were finished, ask them if they would do it in exchange for something else, like gas money. 9. Often, when we go out to eat, our food comes with free refills on drinks. Make sure to fill up your drink by asking for the free refill before you leave. 10. For oversized ticket items like furniture or appliances, try buying them used. You can also check Craigslist or eBay if they are available online! Many of these tips aren’t anything you haven’t heard before, but sometimes we need a little reminder to motivate ourselves.