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Make a Habit of It

August 12th, 2014 Posted in Business, Money Saving Tips, Savings Tips
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Saving is like dieting it is not a one time thing. It is a way of life. It takes a lot of work but is well worth it once you get the hang of it. Don’t be like the man who just told me he had been retired but gave it up because he ran out of money.

Save Automatically!

If you are having a problem saving, try setting up an automatic deposit to your savings account. Either split your deposit of your pay check if allowed or set up a deposit from checking to savings where you bank. Try to find more then one purpose for things you already own. I found how to make pencil holders from old floppies. The internet is just full of all kinds of ideas.

Here are some links to a few:




Beware of coupons!

July 8th, 2014 Posted in Savings Tips

If it is a product that you use the coupon might be worthwhile, but if it is something you would not usually buy don’t buy it just to use the coupon. We often get sucked into making purchases for things we really don’t need. I try to make a list, only go shopping when it is absolutely necessary and think before I buy. Many times things that we already have can be remade or reused. Example while cleaning out I found a number of old floppies, I looked on the internet and found a number of things you can do with them instead of just throwing them away. Think before you buy and give re-purposing a try!


Here a link to a great coupon site:


Shopping tips

July 3rd, 2014 Posted in Savings Tips

moneyThe following information came from the Dough Roller website.  Here are some shopping tactics that are intended to make you spend more money. Large shopping carts, necessities such as milk at the back of the store, big signs, only available for a limited time, things at eye level. So no matter where you are going shopping try to have a list and stick with what you intended to buy and try not to get lured into buying what you don’t need

Money saving tips for hurricane prepardness.

June 20th, 2014 Posted in Savings Tips

hurricane-isabel.jpg.adapt.590.1If you save two liter soda bottles or just about any bottle that contained food (no milk jugs) they can be filled with water when a storm alert is issued (no need to buy water. ) Just about any canned food item can be eaten straight out of the can and speaking of cans don’t forget a manual can opener! If you use a fire to heat food, just wrap your pots with aluminum foil and they won’t get nasty soot all over them. Remember after a storm there will be plenty of tree limbs and other debris that you can use as fuel for your fire.

Image courtesy of Victor Habbick/ FreeDigitalPhotos.net.

Money Saving Tip: Vinegar

June 5th, 2014 Posted in Savings Tips

This week’s money saving tip. Vinegar is a great all purpose product. It is inexpensive and has a lot of uses instead of expensive and harmful products. Here are a few of the things that I use it for. Weed killer in rock beds or between bricks. Use it in my washing machine as a fabric softener and instead of bleach. Works great as a window cleaner. Don’t forget it is a great low cal salad dressing. If your shower head is not spraying water properly remove it and soak it in vinegar for a couple of hours rinse it off and put it back on and it will work just fine. The vinegar has removed all of the sediment buildup. There are lots of websites with all kinds of other hints. Happy saving!

Here are links:

1001 Uses for Distilled White Vinegar

The Vinegar Institute

The Old Farmer’s Almanac


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