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What are yall doing to save money?

With the economy so bad what are yall doing to save some extra money?

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Asked by Kenzies_momma at 12:07 AM on Oct. 9, 2008 in Money & Work

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  • Well, I can tell you my husband STARTED smoking cigarettes again, so that's how we're not saving money. WTH seriously!

    But we're not going out to eat as much, and that sucks. I love to eat at restaurants.

    Answer by prettyrayray at 12:10 AM on Oct. 9, 2008

  • We're doing more shopping on sales and clearance. I've been hitting up garage sales every weekend looking for baby stuff we need. We've also been stocking up on non perishables when they're on really good sales. It's still hard times though

    Answer by MicahsMom612 at 12:30 AM on Oct. 9, 2008

  • I guess we always have been decent with our money and we live well below our means. We have not made any changes yet with the economy failing and we have not had to.

    We are a couple that does not use credit cards, when we want something we save up for it. Right now we are taking $100 a week out of our pay and putting it into a fund for a new flat screen TV for our bedroom.

    If we can't save for it then we can't afford it.

    Answer by girlneffy at 12:43 AM on Oct. 9, 2008

  • We cut out Date nights :( and going out to eat.

    Answer by Amommieslove at 12:47 AM on Oct. 9, 2008

  • Staying home alot more.

    Answer by Aprilmorgans at 1:44 AM on Oct. 9, 2008

  • ya...........not doing much,,,and its gonna be worse come Jan ,,,,,my oil was just 700.00 to fill...i have been grabbing x-mas gifts any time i see a sale..........

    Answer by cameron536 at 5:33 AM on Oct. 9, 2008

  • I agree with Cameron536...I have been doing my Christmas shopping when I see a great sale or clearance. We aren't full of luxuries, but we don't go completely without...right now we are supporting two households because he had to leave the state to find a job and I stayed here. Preparing to have another baby is taking a lot of our extra money right now, but I've done little things like taking the cable down to basic and which saves $20/month, reducing the cell phone plans which saved another $20/month, calling around on our insurances to get lower rates which saved us a couple hundred a year between them...I mean just making those phone calls over one day saved us at least $50 a month. Better to have an extra $50 than not to have it!

    Answer by kabbot01 at 8:03 AM on Oct. 9, 2008

  • We don't eat out as much and I consign my kids clothes, etc.

    Answer by MamaKush at 9:03 PM on Oct. 11, 2008

  • Changed light bulbs to energy efficient ones.  Spend less on things we don't really need.  Coupons and supplementing income though inhome, catalog and online parties.

    I have some great coupon sites if you are interested PM me!


    Answer by CueGina at 10:32 AM on Oct. 13, 2008

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