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Money saving tips

My husband just got laid off. He'll be on unemployment but it isn't even close to his salary. While he's looking for a job we're really going to have to tighten our spending. I know to cut out the "extras" but I was wondering what other money saving tips you've used. Thanks

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the3jsandme

Asked by the3jsandme at 9:25 PM on Apr. 5, 2009 in Money & Work

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  • cut off cable, cut off lights when you can, lower thermostats, plan your errands to be done on same day, Eat at home, use beans as protein to eliminate meat as much as possible. Think before you spend -do I really need this.
    jmcan

    Answer by jmcan at 9:28 PM on Apr. 5, 2009

  • get fliers in the paper compare the sales between your local stores. Make a grocery list so you don't buy what you don't need, use coupons when possible. Might suggest having a yard sale for extra money. My husband and I donated plasma for awhile at bio plasma made over 100 a week between the two of us. If you are looking for extra income you might also want to check out the blog http://thebestpaidsurveysites.blogspot.com/ I know what it feels like to lose a job or be laid off went through that a few times. Best of luck:-)
    ladyluck09

    Answer by ladyluck09 at 10:58 PM on Apr. 5, 2009

  • I'm sorry to hear about your husbands layoff.:( Times are hard for a lot of people. Stay strong things will work out. I would suggest looking at this website http://AmmyWilkins.MyWorldPower.com . This company, called my world plus, offers cash back and discount prices on shopping at over 600 name brand stores ( Walmart, Target, Kohls, Bestbuy,ToysRus, and many more.) Plus My World Plus has a great business opportunity with an very nice compensation plan. I hope things get better for you. Let me know if you want anymore info.
    zipitty

    Answer by zipitty at 12:14 AM on Apr. 6, 2009

  • We air dry our clothes and de-wrinkle them in the dryer.
    Handwash dishes instead of running the dishwasher.
    Only buy what you need on sale and/or with coupons.
    If you have a mortgage go to http://makinghomeaffordable.gov you may be elligible to have your mortgage adjusted under the government program. You don't have to be behind.
    Good luck
    AussieMum2

    Answer by AussieMum2 at 1:21 AM on Apr. 6, 2009

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