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.