Tips on saving money?

I'm not really a spender, i'm just moving into my new place and always finding random expenses like new coffee mugs etc. but now i want to have a cosmetic procedure done for 3000$ and i don't know how to save or how to limit my spending.
I spend 400 on groceries a month. and the remaining goes to rent

I'm not really a spender, i'm just moving into my new place and always finding random expenses like new coffee mugs etc. but now i want to have a cosmetic procedure done for 3000$ and i don't know how to save or how to limit my spending.
I spend 400 on groceries a month. and the remaining goes to rent and have no idea how i spend stuff when i go out to a bar sometimes i spend 100$ without realizing it
I have 650 I make a month
Groceries -400
rent-110 (living in a room close to school so it's cheap)
car-150
Entertainment-going into debt trying to pay for my nights out with my friends
Should I live in my car this summer to save some money?

Best Answer:

firefly_fliesby: Honestly? Learn the difference between needs and wants. New coffee mugs are not a moving expense. Tape is a moving expense so you can pack your **** up in boxes. A moving truck (or van rental depending on the amount of things you need to move) is a moving expense. Unless you've managed to break every coffee mug you own, new coffee mugs are a want. Not a need. Save the money.

Also, how on earth are you spending $400 on groceries every month? My husband is a literal giant (6'6, 280 pounds) and the two of us spend around $300/month on groceries. That's for two people, plus two dogs and a cat. If you're spending that much on food, you either have very expensive taste or you're buying a lot of pre-cooked food. Guessing it's the latter given your age. Get in the habit of eating in and cooking affordable food. You can get a ten pound bag of rice for around $10 (sometimes less). Dry beans, potatoes, frozen veggies, eggs for protein… There's a cheaper way to eat that doesn't involve you living out of your car.

If you're going into debt going out, it's time for you to develop a hobby that isn't alcohol focused and doesn't cost so much. You live in a room close to school so, I'm guessing, college kid? That means there are literally dozens of free things to do on and around campus that don't involve you spending your rent money on a single night out.

So, tips… In general, develop some self discipline. It's not really that hard to save, but you're not making it any easier on yourself.

Other answer:

firefly_fliesby:
You're contradictory.
Not a spender?
Then you go right into all your insane
Spending habits.
😭
Eva:
Don't carry any more money on you than what you need for the day, especially if you're going out. If you don't have $100 on you, you can't spend $100 and don't carry a debit or credit card. Have your paycheck direct deposited and immediately transfer some money to a savings account.
Politically Correct:
Make your lunch and take it with you to work. Stay away from bars and restaurants. Cut your cellphone bill by finding a cheaper plan.
shrek:
put a lot of your money in a box, tape the key to the roof of your house, and then you wont be motivated to go through all of that trouble to get to the money in the box until you really have to

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