It may seem like simple advice, but so many need to hear it. The best way to save money is to not spend it We as a society have grown impatient. We don't like to wait or save up for something. We want it now. We somehow become willing to pay 15% interest on anything from a video game to our groceries because we don't want to wait till payday. "Back in the day" people just made due until they saved up enough to buy a car. They did not buy special things like toys, games, decorative items unless they had cash to pay and all the bills were paid first. Not so any more. Many 20 year old kids are getting in debt and filing bankruptcy. That's sad huh? We just need to say no. To ourselves.