360-templatepiggy2When it comes to saving a lot of money, sometimes it’s the little savings that add up. A Harris Poll randomly surveyed adults to find out what they’re doing to save money now, and the replies are a step-by-step list on how you can tighten your belt without a lot of sacrifice. Here’s the top 10 best ways to save money now and the percentage of people who are actually doing this:

  1. Purchase more generic brands, 65%
  2. Brown bag lunch instead of buying it, 48%
  3. Switch to tap water and refillable bottles instead of buying bottled water, 39%
  4. Go to the hairdresser or barber less often, 38%
  5. Cancel one or more magazine subscriptions, 31%
  6. Cancel or cut back on cable TV service, 22%
  7. Stop buying coffee in the morning, 22%
  8. Cancel a newspaper subscription, 17%
  9. Cancel landline telephone service and rely only on cell phone service, 15%
  10. Carpool or use mass transit instead of driving to work, 12%