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How do YOU save money?

ive heard of people buying used or spending less. How does your family save money?

 
VERONICAS_MOM

Asked by VERONICAS_MOM at 2:29 PM on Oct. 28, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • We buy used clothes, sometimes even used toys, I make my own cleaners, laundry detergent, shampoo, deodorant, etc. etc. I have a vegetable garden, we visit U Pick places for apples and berries, farmers markets, I make a lot of things from scratch like bread, butter, pasta, sauces.....
    Mom2Jack04

    Answer by Mom2Jack04 at 2:38 PM on Oct. 28, 2010

  • I take money out of the checking and put it in a savings that my DH can't touch. Cause if I don't he will spend it.
    louise2

    Answer by louise2 at 2:31 PM on Oct. 28, 2010

  • We live by the oldest rule in the book. We spend way less than we earn.
    theutilitarian

    Answer by theutilitarian at 2:31 PM on Oct. 28, 2010

  • We don't spend! :D

    Our entertainment is generally free stuff. We don't go out to eat. I clip coupons and we only spend what is necessary - housing, insurance, utilities, phone, etc. We have no debt and don't buy anything unless we can pay cash. We have old cars - spent about $2100 on the last four vehicles we have purchased.

    The last two years we have been able to take a vacation and it has been SO fun to have a little bit of money to go away for a week. But even our vacation cost less than $2000.
    micheledo

    Answer by micheledo at 2:32 PM on Oct. 28, 2010

  • I don't! :-| I suck at it!

    (Unless you're talking about putting money into savings.. I just have a set amount that is automatically withdrawn from checking and put into savings. We don't touch that. I am just reallllllly bad at cutting back on non-essentials to save EXTRA money).
    FatGirl239

    Answer by FatGirl239 at 2:33 PM on Oct. 28, 2010

  • thank you for all the advice :) i really want to be able to save some money for the future!
    VERONICAS_MOM

    Comment by VERONICAS_MOM (original poster) at 2:37 PM on Oct. 28, 2010

  • we live pay check, to pay check. and sometime we still can not buy what we need. We are a one family income.
    colepip2

    Answer by colepip2 at 2:53 PM on Oct. 28, 2010

  • Right now we're only buying what we need and watching where we drive (we have a pick up and an SUV). We rarely eat out these days. We are fine with hand me downs from friends with older kids. I rarely pay full price for anything (and that was true when I was single and had money to blow). Entertainment is usually free or discounted.

    Our kids are being raised to appreciate experiences more so than material items. They do have "stuff" and we buy them things, but it isn't the focus of our affection for them or how we spend our time.

    DivaDynamite

    Answer by DivaDynamite at 3:03 PM on Oct. 28, 2010

  • don't go out to dinner anymore, only clothes shop when we need something, give less for gifts, use Netfix so we have something to do on Saturday nights.
    elizabr

    Answer by elizabr at 7:03 PM on Oct. 28, 2010

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