Wow! May is already here—and if you’re like many Americans your savings account balance is still stuck where it was at the beginning of the year. So what to do? You can’t make up for lost savings opportunities…or can you? We believe that you can with a little bit of discipline. For example, saving $125 a month can be as easy as:

  • Renegotiating your mobile phone, cable and other subscriptions.
  • Reducing the number of takeout meals you consume.
  • Relying on yourself to clean your home or mow the lawn instead of paying for third-party services.

Try these and a few more simple tips for saving serious dollars over the course of the next eight months and you can easily save at least $1,000—which you can deposit directly into your savings account for a kick start to your 2017 financial goals.