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give me your BEST money saving tip?? how do YOU save money, and cut costs?

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Tiffany8168

Asked by Tiffany8168 at 5:58 PM on Jan. 4, 2011 in Shopping

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  • Turn off lights. Turn down the heat. Tell the kids NO a lot.
    louise2

    Answer by louise2 at 6:00 PM on Jan. 4, 2011

  • consignment shops, buy store name brands items, and make things yourself.
    bmwlover

    Answer by bmwlover at 6:00 PM on Jan. 4, 2011

  • make a meal plan before shopping. that way no (fewer) extras are bought.
    Collegemommy910

    Answer by Collegemommy910 at 6:00 PM on Jan. 4, 2011

  • I can't think of a BEST tip but there are a few small things I do. Lower your water heater to a lower setting, keep your lights off as much as possible. Don't run the heater when your're not home, and eat smaller portions of food-most people eat a lot more than their bodies need.
    Averylee85

    Answer by Averylee85 at 6:01 PM on Jan. 4, 2011

  • Make your own laundry detergent. 1 batch costs about $3.25-$3.50 and it lasts for 6 months or so.
    Mom2Jack04

    Answer by Mom2Jack04 at 6:02 PM on Jan. 4, 2011

  • Put the saving in the account first. Don't use credit cards, if you don't have the cash, then don't get it.
    DevilInPigtails

    Answer by DevilInPigtails at 6:03 PM on Jan. 4, 2011

  • cook from scratch and never plan meals before seeing what's on sale and what's on hand in the house
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 6:06 PM on Jan. 4, 2011

  • Make a List and then stick to it. Cut down trips to town unless it can't be put off. One little jaunt can end up costing a small fortune.
    Jambo4

    Answer by Jambo4 at 6:06 PM on Jan. 4, 2011

  • Grocery list and stick to it, coupons, know how to figure cost-per-unit, buy ONLY what I need

    Turn down heat, lights, water, etc. Insulate water heater, windows and doors.

    Pay bills on time. For credit cards, pay the minimum PLUS whatever you can reasonably afford. (Saves $$ on interest)
    geminilove

    Answer by geminilove at 6:07 PM on Jan. 4, 2011

  • Cut coupons, shop the sales, buy store brands, renegotiate interest rates on any credit cards & even your home loan. Never get gas on Tues or Fri. (It usually goes up on those days- at least here it does) Get a checking acct that offers free checking (free checks) Shop around for lower car & home owners insurance rates. Renegotiate your property taxes. Almost everywhere in the country property values have dropped, so why should you pay taxes on a property valued at say $100,K, when now it's only worth $70-80, K. Keep thermostat at 68 in winter, & winterize your home w/ plastic on windows & weather stripping. Dont eat out unless you have a coupon for the place. Dont rent a movie, get one for free at the library. Cancel newspaper - you can read it for free on line. Hope that helps. :)
    mrsmom110

    Answer by mrsmom110 at 6:09 PM on Jan. 4, 2011

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