We switched to prepaid cell phones & pay $5 a month.
I started cooking a lot more from scratch and cut $100 - $150 off our grocery bill. I buy store brand unless name brand is on sale & I have a coupon, enough to make it cost less than store brand. We also got intense about raising chickens & growing a large garden & preserving what we could.
I cut my own hair now, along with any coloring, highlights, etc. I also cut the rest of the family's hair.
Husband takes lunches & coffee from home, no vending machine snacks or going out for lunch.
We use our wood furnace almost exclusively to heat the home during winter, cutting back on our use of propane to heat.
I searched the internet for great gift ideas that I could make. This cut back on Christmas gift expenses.
Kids' clothing comes from garage sales or thrift stores as much as possible (you can find some GREAT deals there!)
We combine errands, avoiding unnecessary driving.
at 9:19 AM on Oct. 21, 2010