Saturday, December 20, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
You can play a lot of games with just a deck of cards. They cost very little and are great fun for kids and adults. You can save money rather than buying expensive toys all the time. I have some simple games I thought of on my Fun Card Games blog.
If you share just one phone in the house you can save a lot of money. If you have kids and everyone has their own phone, you will pay much more per month for the additional lines. Use e-mail to save money on long distance. You can write around the world to someone for just the Internet cost per month.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
If a certain food item is on sale at the store, see how long you can keep them before they expire. Food like rice usually last a very long time. When it goes on sale, just stock up on many boxes of it. This can save you a lot of money over time.
Monday, October 20, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
You can save a lot of money by using coupons for your food shopping. The amount of savings can be in the hundreds or even thousands of dollars depending on how much food that you usually buy. You can save at least $1.00 a week using coupons, probably much more than that. That would be a $1,040 savings after 20 years. This is a big money saving tip that.
Most extended warranties are never really used. Look into before buying them. Most products that break you may find cheaper to just throw out rather than paying for extended warranties on them. It may save you money by not buying them.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
When I was younger, I left all my pens with the cap off when I wasn't using them. Many kids probably do this. I wondered why my pen ink was gone all the time. The pen dries out if you leave the cap off when not using it. Always cap your pens.
Saturday, March 15, 2008
You may think that nothing is left when you squeeze the bottle and nothing comes out. Usually a lot is still left in the bottle if you take the cap off. If you buy things in squeezable bottles, you will save a lot of money by making sure you use everything.
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Monday, February 11, 2008
If you are a kid and plan on going to college, save money that you get when you are young or work. The extra money can at least be used for some entertainment when you finally go. Since it is your money, you can use it for what you like when you go.
If you are going away to a college and staying on campus, try to bring everything you can from home before you go that you may need. If you don't have items, see if you can borrow them so you can save money. Appliances and lamps and other things you may need.
Saturday, February 9, 2008
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
CDs can pay as high as 5% interest. Regular savings accounts pay only 1.5% or less. The bank CD rates change all the time, but usually are higher than a savings account. You can open one for just $1,000. Time lengths could be from three months to five years.
Some places online offer free shipping if you buy a certain dollar amount of items. This can add up if you purchase a lot of items through the mail or the Internet. Shipping charges can be expensive. You can save a lot of money this way if you can get free shipping.
Saving money over the lifetime of owning your car amounts to a lot if you wash your own car yourself. If you live in a warm climate all year the savings is huge. In the winter of course it is best to not do it on your own if you have below freezing weather.
You can save a fortune over your lifetime if you go during the day rather than at night. The tickets are a few dollars cheaper during the daytime. If you have a large family you will save a lot of money by going in the daytime instead of at night.
In place of a dishwasher, wash dishes yourself, or even use paper plates and cups. Most of the time when I put something in the microwave oven, I reuse the paper dish several times before I throw them away.
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
If you use those plastic grocery bags for shopping, you can save money by using them at home. When you get home and take the food out of them, you can use them as garbage bags or for the small trash can in the bathroom. You never have to buy bags again.
If you know someone in your family or friends who has kids who have gotten older, you can ask them for toys if they no longer want them. If you have your own kids, you can pass down the toys and games. This works well with clothing also.
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
If you are buying a new TV set in order to get a bigger screen size or the latest LCD or Plasma, save the old TV if it still works. You can use it in another room in the house. The set is also good as a backup set in case anything ever happens to your new TV.