It’s probably safe to assume we all want to make more money — well, at least a lot of us do.

So how do you make more money (or have more money) without getting a higher-paying job or a raise at your current job?

If you’re trying to pay off debt and save more money, and maybe you’re even in the process of looking for a new job, there’s one very simple solution to increasing your monthly cash flow: Reduce your expenses.

New Common Cents series can help you take control of your money!

Clark.com Managing Editor Alex Sadler hosts Common Cents -- a new series dedicated to breaking down life's most important financial concepts in ways that will help you better manage your money and allow you to make smart, informed decisions in every aspect of your financial life.

Our goal is to empower you to take control, by showing you ways to make it happen!

Ready to get started? Here's a guide on the easiest ways to increase your income without getting a pay raise!