Save Money on Rent

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Perhaps you don’t have enough money to get into your own house yet. You can save money on rent, I know because we got rent reductions. Here’s how we saved money on rent. Our rent back then was (adjusted for inflation) around $550 – a big bite out of our $35,000 gross salary – especially when we were trying to save a down payment for a house, start a college fund for each of our two boys and pay off a loan we had. 10 Easy Ways to Save Money.

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Save Money with Geothermal Heat

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The collector system costs money, how much depends on many factors. While this may seem like a big initial investment, the cost is easily paid back by the 70% energy bill savings. They degrade over time and they don’t save you that much money. The fact of the matter is, geothermal heat pumps are a great way to save money on heating bills. Are You Wasting Valuable Energy and Money?

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Save Money on Hair Care

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Hair can be a big money suck, especially if you have long or sensitive tresses. I know it’s not just blonde hair that is picky, but regardless of your hair type, you can save money by doing the following things. I’ve since washed my hair every second day, which I found saves me a surprising amount of money on shampoo and conditioner, as you are using half as much in a month. This also saves money on treatments, as it’s less damaging.

Saving Money On Las Vegas

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Luckily, Las Vegas is filled with all sorts of ways to save cash. If you’re willing to stay a few minutes walk away from the Strip, you can save all sorts of cash. I’m saving $40 per night compared to the cheapest room on the Strip, plus it doesn’t have a resort fee – which can add anywhere from $5-$20 to the nightly price of a room. You can easily save $5-$10 on a buffet by venturing off the Strip. Related posts: Five Great Money Saving Tips.

5 Ways To Save Money In College

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Being smart and avoiding unnecessary spending can help you save money in college. Remember these five money saving strategies to stay comfortable without breaking the bank. Be smart at the grocery store and you’ll save more than you expect. If you have friends in the same classes, you could save even more by splitting textbook costs and studying together. As you can see, there are numerous ways you can save money in college.

How to Save Money on Food Costs

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If your finances are tight and you already have several credit cards with high balances, it is time to change your shopping behavior to save as much as possible. We do this every month and it has saved us a ton of work and money. If the household does not use it, you have to discard it, and with it the money you spent on it. Do what you can to save as much as you can on your monthly food bill. Related posts: How to Save Money on Water Costs.

Save Money – Develop Important Home Owner Skills

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Skills that will save you big bucks over time. Knowing when to get help is sometimes difficult (will the help be worth the money?), but if you get it right, you can save yourself from a bad purchase contract, a liability lawsuit or an erroneous insurance judgment. You will want to know how to challenge the new appraisal and avoid spending more tax money. This will save you money on any capital gains tax that might be in effect when you sell. Money Tips

How to Save Money with Your Kindle

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Instead of buying a bunch of titles and spending a lot of money, you can simply loan them out to your friends and family. While Kindles are very useful and fun tools, they can tempt you to spend more money than you should. 5 Ways The Library Can Help You Save Money Your local library is a wonderful resource when it comes to saving money, and it is one that many people.

How to Be Green and Save Money

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In fact a lot of the things you can do to stay green actually save you money in the process. To me it’s a no brainer; be green and save money in the process… why wouldn’t you?! Here’s some top ideas to save you money and ease your conscience: Waste Less Food. Instead of pouring your money straight into the trash, try to make a conscious effort to only buy the food that you will actually use. 7 Ways to Save Money in Winter.

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5 Ways The Library Can Help You Save Money

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Your local library is a wonderful resource when it comes to saving money, and it is one that many people do not even know about. For example, if you only check your email once a week (or if you primarily use your smart phone), you can definitely save money by cancelling your home internet services and using the library’s instead. The best way to find out what money saving resources your local library offers is to call them or visit their website (if they have one).

Go Green and Save Money with Energy Efficient Appliances

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The saving you make on your power bills could pay for the new appliance within five years, at average electricity prices. The cost saving on your energy bill would be $40 to $100 a year with a new, energy efficient model. They also report that if you replaced all your big appliances with Energy Star Rated ones, your total power cost saving would be around the 5% mark. One last word on refrigerators – save more money and help the environment by turning off that second fridge.

7 Ways to Save Money When Dining Out

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If you like to eat out a lot, and you would like to save some money, here are few tips to save when dining out. Limit Yourself If you dine out regularly, you can limit the number of times that you go out to save some money. If you keep up with how often you eat out, you are more aware of how much money you are spending. When you are more aware of how much money you are spending when you eat out, you are more likely to limit yourself to save some money.

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5 Easy Ways to Save Money in the Kitchen

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It’s also one of the places in our home where we often inadvertently spend too much money. Most people will read this, and think “yeah, there are a lot of ways to save money on food…” While there are many good tips about how to save on your groceries that’s not the only place where we spend too much money in the kitchen. Reuse Bags You can save a little money by reusing your plastic storage bags. Just using a bag twice can help you save money.

8 Ways to Save Money on Groceries Without Coupons

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Over my many years of environmental and personal finance writing, one of the most common things I get asked for is tips on how to save money on groceries. While TV reality shows usually concentrate on one tip – using coupons – there are plenty of ways to save money on groceries that involve things other than cutting coupons out of the Sunday paper. In addition to saving money, your health will benefit as well. So, how do you save money on groceries?

Save Money with an Organized Approach to Home Maintenance

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In an effort to navigate the home maintenance waters successfully, I created the following checklist for how homeowners can organize their efforts and save money at the same time. Save space and conserve energy by periodically defrosting your freezer. Related posts: Great Ways To Save Money On Energy Bills At Home How to Save Money on Water Costs 7 Ways to Save Money in Winter Save Money on Rent 10 Money Saving Tips for Your Home.

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Go Green and Save Money by Using Free Online Calculators

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Going green and saving money is easier said than done when going about it by yourself. But while independence is critical in the successful mastering of money management and sustainability, that doesn’t mean you have to go about these efforts solo. If you’re serious about going green and saving money, then it’s probably a good idea you bookmark the following online calculators: Retirement Calculator. Related posts: How to Be Green and Save Money.

Should We Be Teaching Kids To Save Money?

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Instead of just ignoring the need to teach children how to save, consider turning it into something fun and exciting that retains the joy and fun that any childhood should include. Even if your children are very young, it can’t hurt to have a look at the best savings rates and start planning. Kids need to understand things on their own level, so start by explaining savings in a way that will make some sense. If they save a quarter, you add a quarter. Money Tips

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How to Save Money Visiting Yellowstone National Park

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We also visited Devil’s Tower, the Badlands, Scotts Bluff National Monument, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn Monument, so we saved quite a few bucks just on this trip by getting a pass. You will save gas money and frustration. Although it wasn’t cheap, we did manage to save a bit of money – which we then spent on great souvenirs! How did you save money? Enjoy Life, Save Money – Use your Work Job Perks!

Enjoy Life, Save Money – Use your Work Job Perks!

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You can often take advantage of these to save money away from work or grab some gusto during work. The February 2012 issue of Entrepreneur magazine quoted a Harvard Business Review study done in 2010 which found that at Best Buy, a 0.1 Using these perks saved and earned money for me, made my life at work and at home more pleasant and enabled my family to do things we would not otherwise have done. Related posts: 5 Ways to Save Money and the Planet at Work.

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Maybe I Should Save Money and Blog Less?

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You see, I don’t just blog, I make money blogging. In fact, I make good money blogging. Opportunity cost arises when you have multiple choices to earn money. Since those opportunities could become money earned, there is a cost to forgoing an option in favor of an alternative. So, to summarize the economics, I can have my mechanic fix my car and sleep soundly knowing that I’ve actually made some money avoiding something I don’t feel like doing, right?

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Put Your Budget on a Diet: Saving Money by Living Medium

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Because so many people are living on incomes that cannot support their spending habits; living on borrowed money, moving money from account to account, buying, spending, hiding the bills, and eventually the ‘dog of debt’ will catch up to you and bite you right in your credit report. You can’t allow him to think that he is better than you, has more money than you, and is living larger than you. Spend, spend, spend, even when you don’t have the money. Money Tips

3 Easy Ways to Save Money on Food While at Work

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When you are at work, it is very easy to spend too much money on food. Still, vending machines rarely offer healthy options, and they are a great way to spend too much money on a small, calorically dense snack. Every once in a while, it’s fine to run to your local burger joint for lunch, but you can save money by bringing your lunch from home on a regular basis. By following these tips, you can save a few dollars and eat healthier at the same time.

Save Money with Meal Planning

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Did you know that meal planning is one of the keys to saving money on your grocery bill? Using coupons will save you money at the register, but using your food wisely is going to save you money as well! So, in a nutshell, not planning our menus cost us a lot of time, money, and probably contributed to us getting sick over the holidays (since we were eating unhealthy food). What goals do you have that will contribute to saving money this year?

Reader Question: How Single People Can Limit Waste and Save Money at the Supermarket

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This makes me feel bad for not only wasting food, but wasting money. Do you have any ideas for how to get my money’s worth from the grocery store, one serving at a time? When I lived on my own, I developed a few tricks for eating healthy and saving money on food which worked really well. These are just a few things that I have found helped me save money and waste and still eat healthy when I was single. Money Tips Reader Questions

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Save money on marketing – DIY Twitter

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Business save money on marketing save money on Twitter for businessThere’s a lot of rubbish talked about social media marketing. But when you use it wisely it’s a genuinely good way to build trust, promote your business and – eventually – win new business. Here are some common sense tips for using Twitter to its full advantage yourself, without paying for outside help. You win. read more.

3 Ways To Save Money On The Kids’ Back To School Wardrobe

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While tax free holidays will help you save a great deal of money, you should be prepared for the crowds. Exchange Clubs Another way that you can save money on your kid’s back to school wardrobe is to create an exchange club with your friends. These three ideas can help you save money when it comes time to shopping for your children’s back to school clothes. Kindergarten to College – Back to School Money Tips This post was written by Marie.

How to Shop at Thrift Stores for Clothes To Save Money

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If you are looking for a way to save some money or if you are looking for a place to find good deals, you should check out your local thrift. 8 Ways to Save Money on Clothes. 7 Ways to Save Money As New Parents. Go Frugal Money TipsThrift stores are great places to find all sorts of things, but they are especially good places to find clothing. Some of the well known, larger thrift stores include Goodwill, the Salvation Army and Thrift Town.

FREE Kindle Book – The Art of Saving: Save Money on Groceries

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Want to start saving money on your groceries? Amazon is currently offering The Art of Saving: Save Money on Groceries [Kindle Edition] for FREE ($5.95 She shares her tips on saving money on groceries in the first book of a planned series on the art of saving. Read this book for a no-secrets-withheld take on the world of couponing and saving money on groceries. Thanks Lady Savings !

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7 Tips For Saving Money on Tires

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Saving money on a set of tires can be tricky, but here are some tips to help you save some -- I hope. Bargains Deals

Save money on heating – Play thermostat tennis!

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Finance cut central heating bills save energy save money on heating billsWith energy costs still sky high and government plans for industry reform moving slowly, your energy bill is probably set to be one of your biggest winter household expenses. One guaranteed way to cut your bills is to turn the heating down. But how chilly can you go without freezing your bits off and making. read more.

Save money on energy – Make pasta without actually ‘cooking’ it!

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Food & Drink pasta express save money on cooking save money on energy Gas and electricity are so horribly expensive right now that anything you can do to cut the cost helps. It’s highly unlikely prices will drop significantly in future, as fossil fuel reserves run inexorably lower. So it’s great to find a simple yet very clever gadget that cooks perfect pasta without a pan! I bought. read more.

DIY divorce! Save money on solicitors fees

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Finance cheap divorce DIY divorce save money on solicitorsHaving a nightmare with solicitors? You’re not alone! A friend of ours is having a terrible time with her divorce. Her solicitor forgot to submit an important piece of documentation at the right time and as a result her Legal Aid application was turned down because it was incomplete. The solicitor didn’t apologise, let alone try. read more.

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Turkey Gravy Recipe

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Saving Money - During the Holidays Turkey Week Saving Money - In the Kitchen Cooking 'How-To' SeriesThis recipe serves 4 - 6 people. Adjust the ingredients to make more gravy for a larger crowd. Turkey Gravy. Ingredients. 3 - 4 tablespoons turkey fat and drippings leftover from your roasting pan. 3 tablespoons flour. 2 cups turkey stock. Instructions. In a saute pan, heat the turkey fat over medium heat.

FREE Kindle Book – 51 Ways to Save Money and Still Have a Chic and Fabulous Wedding!

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Are you planning a wedding and looking to save without having to compromise much? Well, Amazon is currently offering 51 Ways to Save Money and Still Have a Chic and Fabulous Wedding! There are plenty of ways to save money on your wedding day. '51 Ways to Save Money and Still Have a Chic and Fabulous Wedding!' There's nothing tacky or distasteful here: just good old fashioned money saving tricks that you might not have thought of before.

BeFrugal.com: Save Money on Dining Out!

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For even more savings, sign up for a free account now and get a $10 bonus. To get the most savings, be sure you sign up for BeFrugal’s free Cash Back and activate your account before you click to use the coupon offers above. This way, you’ll earn Cash Back, save big from using these deals and score your $10 bonus if you just signed up for a new account! 2012 Nicoles Nickels LLC. Retail Deals BeFrugal.com: Save Money on Dining Out

Save money getting rid of garden waste

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Home & Garden cheap garden clearance save money on garden refuseWell, that was the best week off in the world… ever! After nine days with my mobile phone turned off (heavenly), I am completely refreshed and relaxed. I’ve beaten the garden into shape and cleaned the house from top to bottom. And I discovered, while I was at it, how much time, faff and cash. read more.

Water saving devices to save money

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I don’t know about you, but where we are it started raining on April 6th 2012, the day the hosepipe ban was due to kick in, and it didn’t seem to stop until a couple of weeks ago! Discounts & Tips save money save water But it’s still important to conserve water, even though there seems to be plenty of it about at. read more.

Archived Post: The Basics to Couponing and Saving Money While Shopping at CVS

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A re-posting on how to save even more while shopping at CVS. Beginning to save money at CVS takes just a few basic steps. Here are the basics that make it possible to save money while shopping at CVS. Archived Post basics of CVS shopping saving at CVS archived post saving at CVSHere is an archived post from Simply CVS that will help new CVS shoppers understand the basics to couponing at CVS.

How Much Turkey Per Person Will I Need?

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Kitchen Economics Saving Money - During the Holidays Turkey Week Saving Money - In the KitchenAre you hosting Thanksgiving dinner? Then you might be wondering just how much turkey you'll need to feed your family and friends. The USDA recommends 1 pound per person for a fresh or frozen turkey. Happy Planning! My mother is always in charge of the turkey and there are usually 20 - 25 people at dinner. What are your plans for Thanksgiving? Let us know in the comments.

How to Save Money on a Whole Foods Diet

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In order to keep from going bankrupt from shopping at Whole Foods, I’ve really had to become creative with saving money on groceries! Now that I’ve learned a few ways to make this healthy lifestyle work, I’ve made a goal to eat whole, unprocessed foods in 2012 while sticking to a modest grocery budget. How to Save on Whole Foods. This should save us a little money and I hope to grow enough to be able to can/freeze some!

Roasted Turkey with Herbs and Lemon

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Enjoy all of the posts from Turkey Week 2012: How Much Turkey Per Person Will You Need. Saving Money - During the Holidays Turkey Week Saving Money - In the KitchenThis is my favorite way to roast turkey. Simple ingredients like garlic, lemon, and fresh herbs create a flavorful turkey and gravy. Enjoy! ** This recipe is based on an almost 13 pound turkey. Modify the ingredients based on the size of your turkey.

How {NOT} to Carve a Turkey

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Kitchen Economics Saving Money - During the Holidays Turkey Week Saving Money - In the Kitchen Cooking 'How-To' SeriesHow hard can it be to carve a turkey? I found out one Sunday afternoon a few weeks ago when I was preparing for Turkey Week. I asked my husband to photograph me while I carved the turkey I had just roasted. There was some mild eye-rolling, but he is generally game to play with his Nikon.

How to Safely Thaw a Frozen Turkey

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Kitchen Economics Saving Money - During the Holidays Turkey Week Saving Money - In the Kitchen Cooking 'How-To' SeriesThere are two ways to thaw a frozen turkey. Thaw the turkey in the refrigerator. Leave the frozen turkey in its packaging and place in a pan. Trust me on this. A few years ago, I simply put the frozen turkey in the fridge without placing in a pan.

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