Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Money Saving Tips

Here are just a few simple money saving tips I've learned over the years:

  • You can coupon and not be crazy like me and still save money.
  • Turn down your thermostat a degree or two. You will notice a difference on your bill.
  • In the winter, leave your oven door open after you are done cooking to help heat the house.
  • Wear socks! :)
  • In the summer, a few well placed fans helps circulate cold air.
  • Invest in black out curtains for rooms that are hard to temperature control (like above the garage.)
  • Reuse gift bags from Christmas, showers, etc
  • Combine trips when running errands.
  • Throw loose change into a jar. When the jar is full, take it to the bank to be counted. Enjoy your treat!
  • Order water when you go out to eat.
  • Sign up for Loyalty Programs.
  • Sometimes it's better to spend more up front than to have to replace it later.
  • Ask yourself, "Is this a want or a need."
  • Shop around and look online!
  • Second hand is awesome. (for most things... other things I would never buy used!)
I will add more as I think of them!

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