5 Gadgets That Can Help You Save Money

Written By Jeff Hindenach
Last updated January 27, 2021

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Money Saving Tips
April 1, 2015

Simple. Thrifty. Living.

If you’re like most people, saving money is frequently on your mind. Most of us don’t have an unlimited source of wealth to tap into, which makes it important to find innovative ways to save money. Here are a few interesting gadgets that can help you save money in the long run.

If you regularly drink water, you may be buying bottled water instead of drinking from a tap. If you do, purchase a filter for your water bottle instead of buying bottled water; a filter can save you a pretty penny. There are a variety of personal water filters that will enable you to fill your bottle from any tap or drinking fountain.

The cost of heating and cooling your home can add up, but you can lower those costs with a programmable thermostat. All you have to do is to set the device to power down energy consumption during periods of time when it isn’t being used.

Believe it or not, if you’ve got a lot of remotes and battery-operated toys, you could be spending quite a bit when buying batteries. You can lower your overall purchase costs for these little items by purchasing a battery charger. The eco-friendly rechargeable batteries usually last longer and are easier to use.

A typical shower head can use almost 40 gallons of water in only five minutes. A low-flow shower head can save you as much as 8,000 gallons per year. These types of shower heads can be purchased for less than $10.

You really don’t need cable to tune into local broadcasts, since television has gone digital. All you need to obtain a static-free digital signal is to snag yourself a digital antenna that will work with your location and local channels. The number of available HD channels varies according to your location.

Saving money can be a daunting process, but intuitive and affordable gadgets make it fun. These little devices will make a dent in your bottom line, and you’ll see the savings in lower bills month after month.

About the Author

Jeff Hindenach

Jeff Hindenach is the co-founder of Simple. Thrifty. Living. He graduated from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism. He has a long history of financial journalism, with a background writing for newspapers such as the San Jose Mercury News and San Francisco Examiner, as well as writing on personal finance for The Huffington Post, New York Times, Business Insider, CNBC, Newsday and The Street. He believes in giving readers the tools they need to get out of debt.

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