5 Tricks to Actually Saving Money -- The Motley Fool: You could save money by eating only cat food or performing your own dental surgery, but you probably should not try either of those. It's also possible to save money by giving up things you love, and, generally, that's not a best practice either.
Instead, saving money involves making sensible cuts, understanding your spending, and becoming more mindful of your money. You don't have to sacrifice everything you love or start cutting your own hair. There's a reasonable middle for everyone.