Saving Money

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Thought I would pass along a few tricks to save money.
I found a few of these on
The Nest.

1. Do you have Netflix? If your answer is yes, why are you paying for cable or satellite TV? You can stream tons of shows and movies onto your laptop and to your game console for $10 a month.

2. Don't call 411 on your cell. Calling 411 can cost your $1.99 for each call. Text Google your question instead (it's free).

3. Unplug electronics when you aren't using them to cut down your electricity bill. (Cell phone chargers, toasters etc)

4. We keep our heat around 70 degrees in the winter and that keeps our bill pretty low.

5. Make a grocery list before you go to the store or else you risk buying everything in sight!

6. Take your lunch to work/school. Stop buying vending snacks! (This is mainly for me!)

7. Don't throw away coupons! I love the Michaels coupons...40% on one item each week.

8. Buy in bulk. We ♥ Costco.

9. My friend Sam taught me this one: don't go grocery shopping hungry.

10. Feel like buying new clothes? Try re-mixing before you shop and you might find out you don't need as much as you thought. ( The old saying, "Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without" is always a good philosophy to live by when trying to save money).

Did I miss any? What would you add?

P.S. Can you tell I'm on a list-kick lately?


  1. But you don't pay for heat, silly! Crank it up!! haha Those are all great ideas, though :) I would add, don't pay for textbooks if you don't have to. A lot of times you can chek them out from the library and that is a big $$ saver! Also, if you have the time and organization, WalMart will price actually saves quite a bit!


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