to Save Money Tips
is a list of tips on how to save money for
your family. It seems like every week someone emails
me with a new tip that I never thought about. I will
continue to update this list of money saving tips.
Enjoy and save!
- Get the lowest octane grade if it is allowed by
your owner's manual
your car tires - Inflating your tires to the recommended
tire pressure specified in your owners manual reduces
friction when you drive & therefore saves on gas!
your home - This can save you tens of thousands over
the life of your home mortgage. Rates are still at
- Turn off the lights when you leave the room.
Purchase energy efficient appliances.
- Turn the temperature down at night. Throw an extra
blanket on the bed & save money!
heater - If you have an electric heater, explore the
option of adding a heat jacket, available at most
your house - It has been said that all the cracks
in your house add up to having an open window letting
cold air in during the winter and hot air in during
your house - This will save on your heating &
cooling bills. If you will be staying in your house
for just a few years, this could save on your bills.
- Stay away from brand names. In most cases, the off-brands
are just about the same and cost much less. Don't
shop at convenience stores because their prices are
coupons - Also, shop on days when the grocery store
a discount card - At grocery stores, pharmacy's
and more. Just make sure they don't have a yearly
- Ask for generic drugs instead of the brand names
with your doctor's approval.
eat out as much - This can be a major area
of savings in your family budget!
dinner at home - Save a ton here and enjoy the family
bag it - Pack your lunch. Think about it, ordering
out for lunch every day ($6/day x 5 days a week, =
$30/week. $30/week x 52 weeks = $1,560 a year!)
your car - If your car is older and you are not making
car payments...keep it running!
to save every month - Set aside a fixed amount every
month and save or invest it. This will add up over
drink soda - Drink water, it's practically free!
buy bottled water - Talk about expensive! Get a water
filter if the taste of your tap water makes you shudder.
your monthly expenses - Magazine subscriptions, cable
tv, DSL, Netflix movie rentals...all of these combined
may be a significant part of your budget that can
at discount stores - Wal-Mart, Family Dollar, etc.
Air dry on the line, it's free!
Ebay is a great source for just about any item you
can think of. Many of the products offered are new
anyway, but MUCH cheaper!
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