Saturday, November 14, 2009

Free samples

See if you can send away for free samples of food or other products from company websites.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Have house inspected

Be sure before you buy a house that it is inspected first by a home inspector to be sure nothing major is wrong with it.

Family car

See if you can buy a used car first from someone in your family or a friend that you know and trust.

Have mechanic check car

Have a mechanic check the used car before you buy it to be sure nothing major is wrong with it.

Motor oil

Be sure to use the right motor oil for your car. You can use more gas if you use the incorrect one.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Repair windows

Be sure to repair or replace windows if they are broken or they let the colder air in.

Keep curtains closed

In the cool weather in day or night, keep the shades or blinds closed to prevent colder air from coming in more.

Air conditioners

If you use air conditioners, be sure to buy a high energy saving one to save on your electric bill.

Check furnace

Keep your furnace clean and have the filter replaced when needed.

Holes and cracks

Be sure to check for any holes or cracks near your windows, doors, plumbing, walls... You can lose heat from your house.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Print in draft mode

You can save a lot of money on printer ink if you print in draft mode.

Shop for cheaper makeup

Makeup is a big expense. Shop for the places that sell your makeup at the best prices.

Cut your own hair

You may be able to cut your own hair depending on how you wear it. This is especially true for men with shorter hair.

Find cheaper apartment

Find a cheaper apartment if you are paying too much for your current one.

Use school gym

If you go to school, see if you can use the school gym to workout.

Brush teeth

Get kids to brush their teeth all the time. You will save money on dental expenses over your lifetime.

Extra mortgage payments

You can save some money and have your house paid off faster if you make extra mortgage payments each year.

Share apartment

You can pay half the rent of an apartment cost each month if you split it with someone.

Move to cheaper area

Move to a cheaper area if the taxes and cost of living is too high in your current location.

Grow your own vegetables

You can save money if you can grow your own vegetables in your garden.

Change own oil

If you can change your own oil, you can save a lot of money over the life of your car on oil changes.

Keep wheels in alignment

Keep the front wheels on your car in alignment. You can cause faster tire wear if the wheels are not aligned properly.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Keep lights down

You can open the blinds or shades during the day rather than keeping the lights on in some rooms.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Check car air filter

You can use more gas if your air filter is not clean or worn out.

Some cars are cheaper to insure

Before you buy a new or used car, check to see how much it will be to insure each year. Some cars are much cheaper than other to insure.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Share the items you buy in bulk

If you buy many items in bulk but can't use them all, then split them with another family member or friend. If the items come out cheaper per box or can, you both will be saving money.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Cut grass on low speeds

This can save you gas for your lawnmower. Most of the time you don't have to run them on high speed unless your grass is thick.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Drying clothes

You can save a little money if you use the dryer less often. Drying clothes until they are really warm just waste more electricity and causes more wear on the dryer. Dry clothes until they are done and no longer.