Thursday, July 18, 2013

Use cruise control

You can save gas by using cruise control on your car.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Free furniture

You might get some free old furniture by people throwing out some in their garbage near the curb. It is used, but a lot of the time the furniture is in very good condition.

Free calendars in mail

By donating money to some charities in the mail, you might get free calendars or even other free items.

Free boxes

You may be able to get free cardboard boxes from stores as they throw them out or put them outside the store.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Use prepaid plans for cell phones

For about $10 a month, you can use a prepaid plan for your cell phone (pay as you go plan). These phones may have less features on them though than smartphones.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Save on heating

You can save money on heating by using heavy blankets and thicker PJ's at night.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Go ice skating

A good Christmas fun activity is ice skating which may also be free in places.

Watch Christmas shows

You can watch Christmas shows on TV for the holiday to save money rather than going out to see a show.

Monday, July 2, 2012

ATM withdrawl fees

Check the ATM withdrawl fees charged by your bank.

Make coffee at home

Making coffee at home instead of buying it out can save you a lot of money.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Check grocery bills

Check the items on your grocery bill that cost the most and substitute them for something else. You can also only buy them when they are on sale or if you have a coupon.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Take batteries out

Batteries may corrode if you leave them in an item you will not be using for a long time. Take them out.

Get cheaper shampoo

Shop around for cheaper shampoo. Expensive does not always mean better.

Free catalogs

Do not get free catalogs in the mail so you will not be tempted to buy from them.

Grow your own vegetables

Look into reading up on how to grow your own herbs or vegetables. This can save a lot of money if you normally buy a lot at the supermarket.

Use less detergent

Use less detergent when you wash your clothes. They will still be clean and you will save a lot of money in the long run.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Make your own clothes

If you learn how, you can make your own clothes. At least the simple ones.

Ask for free samples

Ask if you can get some free samples from you doctor for your prescription drugs.

Wash hands often

Wash your hands often to avoid getting sick and catching colds.

Avoid premium gas

Do not use premium gas if your car does not need it.

Drive the shortest distance

Plot the shortest way to get to places so you drive less and save gas. This can be done with online maps.

Avoid overdraft fees

Keep minimum funds in your checking account to avoid overdraft fees from your bank.

Talk to frugal people

Talk to other frugal people and ask for their ways on how they save.

Unplug appliances

Leaving appliances in standby mode can waste a lot of electricity each year. Unplug them if you will not be using them.

Generic name store brands

Store name brand cookies and other items taste just as good as name brands and will save you a lot of money in the long run.

Give only one gift

If everyone agrees to only give out one gift for Christmas and birthdays, it will save money for the entire family.

Use promotion codes

Look for promotion codes in search engines for the online store you are shopping at to save money.

Use a bike to save money

Using a bike instead of a car will save you a lot of money and it uses no gas.

Use a manual transmission car

If you know how to drive one, a manual transmission cars use less gas than automatic transmissions.

Clean dryer filter

Clean the filter in your clothes dryer often to keep it energy efficient.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Turn car lights on

Be sure to turn on your cars lights in bad weather or in the winter months so other cars can see you.

Drive slow in winter

Overpasses and bridges ice first in the winter months, drive slow to prevent costly accidents.

Save on coffee

Bring coffee to work if you can't afford to buy it.

Try food banks

Go to a food bank if you can't afford food.

Gamble less

Gambling is usually a big way to waste money. If you gamble, cut back on how much you spend.

Using outdoor lights

Use outside lights only when needed. Once the Sun is out, be sure they are turned off.

Repair leaky faucets

Repair leaky faucets in the bathroom and kitchen to save on water.

Use warm water

If you wash clothes in hot water rather than warm water you will use more energy.