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8 Simple Ways to Stretch a Dollar

GOBankingRates Logo By Elyssa Kirkham of GOBankingRates | Slide 1 of 9: <p>Living within your means is the foundation of financial health. But, that's easier said than done. If you find yourself in the red at the end of too many months, you're not alone. "Sticking to a budget" is the No. 1 financial challenge for Americans, according to a recent GOBankingRates survey.</p><p>To get the best savings advice, GOBankingRates turned to the smartest money experts out there — the finalists of our "<a href="http://www.gobankingrates.com/moneyidol/?utm_source=homepage&utm_medium=hpuc2&utm_campaign=moneyidol1212015">Best Money Expert"</a> competition, presented in collaboration with Ally Bank. We asked them:</p><p>"What are the best ways to stretch a dollar?"</p><p>In response, these experts delivered strategies to save more, spend less and make room in your budget for what's really important. Click through to read their tips. </p>

8 Simple Ways to Stretch a Dollar

Living within your means is the foundation of financial health. But, that's easier said than done. If you find yourself in the red at the end of too many months, you're not alone. "Sticking to a budget" is the No. 1 financial challenge for Americans, according to a recent GOBankingRates survey.

To get the best savings advice, GOBankingRates turned to the smartest money experts out there — the finalists of our "Best Money Expert" competition, presented in collaboration with Ally Bank. We asked them:

"What are the best ways to stretch a dollar?"

In response, these experts delivered strategies to save more, spend less and make room in your budget for what's really important. Click through to read their tips.

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