Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Low cost carriers

Low cost carriers may be cheaper than the major ones. Be sure to compare prices.

Borrow less

The less you have to borrow, the less interest you will have to pay. When buying a car put more money down so the loan is less.


Shorter term loans usually will have a lower interest rate than the longer term loans.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Use pictures

Using pictures or paintings on the wall can change an old room and cost very little to buy.

Use curtains

Curtains can brighten up a room and don't cost that money to buy.

Repaint cabinets

Repainting the kitchen cabinets is cheaper than replacing them with new ones.

Paint an old room

Painting a room may give it new life without spending a lot of money on decorating.

Rearrange furniture

If you rearrange the furniture in your room, it will sometimes feel like a new room without buying new furniture.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Organize coupons

Organize your coupons under different categories so they are easy to find.

Trade coupons

Trade coupons with family or friends. They might have coupons for an item you use. You can trade some of your coupons that you may not need.

Double coupons

Some stores may double your coupon. Look online and see if you can find ones that will.


Shop for hotels online and compare prices with different sites to get the cheapest rates.

Airline tickets

Shop for airline tickets online and compare prices with different sites to get the cheapest rates.

Hang clothes to dry

Instead of buying a dryer, you can hang clothes to dry. You can use a clothesline or hangers across your shower curtain rod.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Use laptop battery

Using the laptop battery rather then the power cord will save on electricity.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Halloween candy

Some Halloween candy is cheaper than others. Usually chocolate candy cost the most.

Use plastic shovels

Shoveling snow in the winter on your driveway can damage it if you use a steel shovel.

Don't replace entire carpet

If part of a carpet wears out, buying a rug to put over the area can be cheaper than replacing the entire carpet.

Watch for thunderstorms

Using computers during a thunderstorm can damage them if they are on. Be sure to turn everything off during a storm.

Print out maps

You can save money by printing out street directions and maps online.

Check charitable donations

Some charitable donations are deductible. Check to see if yours are before you file your tax return.

Sell losing stock investments

You can sell losing stock investments and claim some of the loss on your tax return.

Income tax deductions

Be sure to take all the deductions you are eligible for on your income tax return each year.

Take batteries out

Batteries may drain faster if you leave them in something that you never use.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Save on decorations

See if you can buy decorations that are out of season for the holiday. They may be on sale a lot cheaper.

Fill garbage bags

Make sure you fill the garbage bags up before throwing them out. You will waste more money on bags if you don't.

Check Internet speeds

Get a lower speed Internet connection. Paying extra for higher connection speeds is not necessary if you don't really need it.

Buy out of season clothing

You may get clothes cheaper if you buy them out of season. If you buy some winter clothes and other items in the summer, they may be reduced since less people are buying them.

Shop for clothes at garage sales

You might find some clothes in great condition at garage sales and for very cheap prices.

Set clothing budget

Set a certain amount of money each year that you will spend on clothing so you won't go over that amount.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Easy on text messaging

You can waste a lot of money on too many text messages. Try sending email.

Daytime movies

If you live on college campus, go to the movies in the daytime to save money rather than at night.

T.V. shows on computer

Some shows you can watch on your laptop, avoiding the need to have a TV in your college dorm.

Buy a cheaper laptop

Most high end laptops are for gaming and heavy use. If you are on campus, a basic, cheaper laptop is probably all you need.

Extended warranties

If you are buying a laptop for college, usually extended warranties are not necessary. The first year is already under warranty most of time. Save the extra money.

Eat out less

If you live on campus, eating out less can help save money on food cost.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Keep oil off driveway

Keeping cars that leak oil on your driveway will wear out the driveway a lot faster.

Use decorations over

Most decorations can be used year after year. If you take the tape off of them carefully, they will stay new for many years.

Solar power calculators

You can save money on batteries if you buy a solar power calculator instead.