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36 Quick Ideas to Help You Save $9,000 This Year-AllYou

Posted by on Apr. 25, 2014 at 12:44 AM
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36 Quick Ideas to Help You Save $9,000 This Year

Buy in bulk to save money

Buy in Bulk

Through Amazon's Subscribe and Save service, get stuff you know you need (such as diapers and toilet paper) monthly at a discount and save at least $40 per year.

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DawnPratt23
by Dawn on Apr. 25, 2014 at 12:45 AM

Save money on seafood


Head for the Freezer

Going for the fish in the freezer case—rather than at the seafood counter—lops up to 40 percent off the price, making a cod fillet as much as $3.20 cheaper per pound. If your family of four eats fish once per week, you pocket almost $125 annually!

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by Dawn on Apr. 25, 2014 at 12:46 AM

How to make homemade cleaners to save money


Concoct Homemade Cleaners

DIY alternatives–most can be made from a combo of baking soda, white vinegar, hand soap, lemon juice and tea tree oil–will save $40 a year.

DawnPratt23
by Dawn on Apr. 25, 2014 at 12:47 AM


Save by buying store brands


Buy Store Brands

A study by Consumer Reports says you can save 15 percent to 30 percent on groceries by filling your cart with store-brand alternatives, which come with a money-back guarantee. Making the switch can save your family as much as $1,176 this year.

DawnPratt23
by Dawn on Apr. 25, 2014 at 12:48 AM

Save money on gas

Drive Better

The Automatic device ($100,automatic.com) corresponds with an app to critique your driving. It gives tips to cut your gas bill by a third. If you typically spend $3,000, you'll pocket $900 the first year.

DawnPratt23
by Dawn on Apr. 25, 2014 at 12:49 AM

Save money by bringing your lunch to work


Take Your Lunch to Work

Recent research makes this familiar tip worth repeating: According to a survey by Accounting Principals, a financial recruiting company, two thirds of workers spend an average of $37 per week on lunch. Brown-bag it and, with raw ingredients adding up to half of what takeout does, you'll save $962.

DawnPratt23
by Dawn on Apr. 25, 2014 at 12:50 AM

Drink water to save money

Skip the Soda

For the next 12 months, give up ordering soft drinks whenever you eat out. Ask for water instead. If you make this soda swap just once a week,you'll rack up $104 in savings in a year.

DawnPratt23
by Dawn on Apr. 25, 2014 at 12:51 AM

Save money by using the right pot

Cook With the Right Pot

Don't put a 6-inch pot on an 8-inch burner! Reducing wasted heat can save $36 on an electric range or $18 on gas annually.

DawnPratt23
by Dawn on Apr. 25, 2014 at 12:52 AM

Save money on chicken

Pick a Bone

Most people know that a whole chicken costs a lot less than boneless skinless parts, but buying bone-in parts can still mean big savings: about $613 a year per family.

 

DawnPratt23
by Dawn on Apr. 25, 2014 at 12:52 AM

Save money on fitness4

Freeze Your Gym Membership

Putting your membership on hold usually incurs a small fee–sometimes as little as $10 per month–compared with $55 a month for the membership. Come June, July and August, instead of sweating indoors, hike and bike alfresco to save $135.

DawnPratt23
by Dawn on Apr. 25, 2014 at 12:53 AM

Saving money on doctor's appointments

Visit a Retail Clinic Instead of a Doctor

These clinics, found at pharmacy chains, can diagnose nonserious ailments. A visit runs you $79 less than one to a doctor's office. Use two such facilities a year and save $158.

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