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valcreates 10-30-2013 05:33 AM

Your Best Money Saving Tips
I don't consider myself super frugal
My husband and I saved early on. I am not into pricey purses or expensive shoes.
I like books, tech stuff, art, doing nice things from my family.

Get rid of basic cable and cable TV
Netflix, DVDS, are all cheaper.

Dollar tree
Great place for perfume, cheap make up, and household goods. I only go to dollar tree every few months because I can over do it. I don't

Budget movie theaters. If you don't mind seeing it later these can be fun and cheap.

Make friends with your library

81charduck 11-01-2013 11:43 AM

I am an avid reader, but I rarely buy books. I never re-read books, so I just take them out at our local library and return them when I'm done. For anyone who reads a lot, this can save you a lot of money.

Thrift stores have become much more than junk stores now. You'll see all kinds of people at them, not only poor people. I have purchased name-brand clothes that still have tags on them at thrift stores! I have bought doo-dads for the house and for my hobbies. Their stock changes constantly, so find out when new things come in, and go there the day after for the best choice.

danasurvey 11-02-2013 10:16 AM

I like Dollar Tree too. :) Coupons and finding things on sale help me to save.

MariaThompson 11-06-2013 12:06 PM

I love Dollar Tree!

My Top 10 Tips for Saving Money:

1. Turn off TV & lights when not needed;
2. Only heat the rooms you use;
3. Find offers, coupons, discounts for almost everything I purchase;
4. If I'm considering a big purchase, I wait 2 weeks to decide if I want it.
5. Write lists before going shopping;
6. Repair stuff instead of buying new;
7. Ask for reduced rates from credit card company;
8. Eat less snack foods;
9. Don't drink or smoke;
10. Swap books and music with my friends.


lovelytally 11-07-2013 11:15 AM

Hey! I'm a college student and totally broke. I really want to save money. Please tell me how. Thanks!

rakeshcreativetips 11-08-2013 03:30 AM

On monthly basis i start to invest my money in Mutual Funds & PPF. I will get good fund at the end of year, which saves lot of my money.

MommywithScents 11-16-2013 10:52 AM

1) Go to the library
2) Go to parks / local resources that are free ~ get out in nature :-)
3) Use coupons
4) When ordering online find a code for FREE shipping
5) Follow Money Saving Blogs - my two favorite ones are Money Saving Mom and Hip 2 Save!

Here's to saving money ~ Jolene

Vikram_Kyle 12-17-2013 01:53 AM

Saving Tpis
:) The best idea for saving money invest money on any fund like as open policy account, Fixed deposit or invest any mutual fund.

Robin Bull 12-17-2013 08:45 AM

We have basic cable. I hate it. Of course, I am not much of a TV person.

We turned off Netflix because we couldn't find anything else we wanted to watch.

I have a Rabbit TV plug in thing for my computer. Sometimes I use it because I can take it with me. I paid $10 for it. I've watched some cool stuff. Yes, it's legal.

Libraries, free ebooks, and recently I used a YouTube idea on heating my tiny office using tea lights (since I had some).

Our home is about 100 years old so as you can imagine, it's a little drafty. If we aren't going to be home and it's going to be above freezing, I turn off the down stairs wall furnace. I leave the one upstairs on because I can't ever get it to come on by myself...so if I make it home before my husband, well...we freeze upstairs! LOL

I don't do the coupon thing. It costs more for me, but I've seen it work well for others. I use Aldi's, the super mercado, and places like that. I stay away from Wal-Mart like I stay away from the Plague.

Nikki TX 12-17-2013 01:41 PM

Saving $
There are a few things we do to save money but the top four I can think of are:

--Cancel cable if your job isn't in the Television/Movies field. (I used to work at NBC so I know this isn't possible all the time.) Try Apple TV or Chromecast.

--Eat $1 meals once or twice a week. (Rice and beans; spaghetti and sauce, etc)

--Do your clothes shopping twice a year when the seasons are over. Head to outlets or sample sales (if you live in a major city). Always buy basics for the following year. For example, I'm going to get a new coat in January for winter 2015. I'm going to go with a basic classic style because my coat of 6 years is ripping.

--DIY one thing that you aren't doing now. Maybe it's your nails, hair blow outs, painting a room in your house, etc. Find an expert and ask them to teach you whatever you want to learn.

Hope this helps.

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