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what are money saving tips

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Myni

Asked by Myni at 11:13 AM on Jun. 10, 2009 in Money & Work

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  • They are advice that help you put away money for the future LOL
    ria7

    Answer by ria7 at 12:13 PM on Jun. 10, 2009

  • I try to put away any chunks of extra money. Like tax money...I don't spend my refund, instead I save it for something that may come up in the future. I only spend what I have and don't use credit cards. I buy alot of store brand and only buy clothes on sale. Sometimes I buy second hand for my dd. I make extra meat and cook it all at once and freeze it in dinner size portions, on a busy night instead of being tempted to go out I can just thaw out some beef make quick tacos or spagetti. I shop for a weeks worth of food to avoid multiple trips. I freeze leftovers so we dont waste due to burn out.
    ria7

    Answer by ria7 at 12:16 PM on Jun. 10, 2009

  • Before I make a purchase I think about how many hours i had to work to get it. I picture myself at work..do i want to go back for 2 hrs for this??? The answer is usually no. I think about how much food we need and buy healthy food and it cuts down on drs. visits. ex. my dd needs 1 pieces of fruit each day..so I buy 2 pears, 2 bananas, 1 apple and 1 carton of strawberries...then it will get eaten and she has variety. I do the same with breakfast...cereal or bagels this week, next week we pick something else. Go thru all bills and cut out anything you dont need (ex. roadside on phone save $3). requote auto and home ins, get rid of home phone if you can.
    ria7

    Answer by ria7 at 12:23 PM on Jun. 10, 2009

  • we have a set amount auto withdrawn every week and put into a savings. it works for us.
    princezzmommie

    Answer by princezzmommie at 8:10 PM on Jun. 10, 2009

  • Make your own cleaning products. Don't buy paper towels or napkins.
    Past the age of 2,the only beverage humans need is water;don't buy juice,milk,soda,etc., except as a special treat.Cook from scratch.Replace meat with beans,lentils &tofu.Cook dried beans instead of buying canned.Whole grains,like whole wheat pasta &brown rice,may cost more than simple grains,like white rice &pasta,but they are more filling &more nutritious,so they really are the better value.Frozen fruits &vegetables often cost less than fresh;they have the added advantage of having a longer shelf life &holding their nutrition longer.Once or twice a week have breakfast for dinner: yogurt with frozen blueberries &whole grain cereal or an omelet with veggies &a little bit of cheese &whole grain toast.Before you go to the grocery store,plan your meals &snacks for the next 8days.Base your grocery list on your meal plan.Pull any necessary coupons.
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 10:49 PM on Jun. 10, 2009

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    Eat before you shop.Buy only what’s on your list.The sales at the store are not to save you money,but to get you to buy more than you need;if you don't know for sure that you will use it in the next two weeks,don't buy it.If you would like some healthy &budget friendly recipes,feel free to contact me
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 10:50 PM on Jun. 10, 2009

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