This year is all about saving money every day while trying to increase your income potential. If you did one thing each day that could save as little as $5 over the course of a year, you could have an extra $1800 in your pocket at the end of the year. Not all of these tips may apply to you, so to keep it fair, not all of them will apply to me.

I am a big DIYer, so when I saw Matt Jabs’ recipe for Homemade Toothpaste, I was really excited. Something like this is not a big conversion for me, because I usually use Eco-Dent Toothpowder.

Check it out and see what you think. You can get creative as well. First, I don’t think you have to add water for the paste-like consistency unless you want. Second, as Matt mentions, you can use any flavoring extract you choose. You’re not harnessed to any flavor.

Even if you use the cheaper toothpaste, this can easily save $5 each year.

365 Days of Saving Money: $595 Annually (Running Total)