How frugal are you?

@seabeauty (1481)
United States
November 14, 2007 5:35pm CST
Do you split the toilet paper in half to make it last? Do you go to fast food joints and grab a bunch of condiments to bring home so that you don't have to go out and buy them? What money saving tips do you have? I need to save money to pay off some debt and I need all the money saving tips I could get.
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@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
15 Nov 07
first i dont use toilet papers, oh maybe because here in our country we dont use too much of it so i dont buy it. though i have a small bag of tissue paper in my purse. i make it a point to but 3 in one coffee so i dont need to buy separately coffee, sugar and creamer. i dont go to fast food freguently i cook our food for i can keep it in the fridge and heat it up again if i need to. i think it i can save up more if i cook rather than to eat out. i really need to be frugal for i have four children that i need to feed. i wish i have all the things i do to save up but for the mean time this is all i have in mind. hope it can help you.
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@peanutjar (5211)
• Canada
14 Nov 07
No,i just split it on the line and break it after a certain number of squares,hahaha!Money saving tips??Dont eat take out,stay away from fast food joints and eat at home,food buy only what your going to eat and not waste,get alot of free pritable coupons online and dont splurge on something that you know you dont really need. Peanutjar:)
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@seabeauty (1481)
• United States
14 Nov 07
hahaha great advice peanut .. thanks :)
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@aseretdd (13709)
• Philippines
15 Nov 07
I most frugal thing i do is to cook vegetable into soup before they spoil or rot... but these are some of the things that help me save money... 1. Use the aircon only at night for four and a half hours... after that use the eletric fan instead... 2. Use energy saver lights instead of the ordinary light bulb... 3. Send text messege instead of calling... 4. Bring my own water to work instead of buying...
• United States
15 Dec 07
Lots of very good tips already posted. Buy bulk when you can, it's usually much cheaper as you pay less for more and it's easier on the enviroment as less packaging is used. Use coupons and make you bring them with you each time you food shop. You never know when the store has their own sale and you can save even more with a coupon (it does no good sitting at home) Also, when you shop, make a list of what you need and stick to your list! The best way to save money is to keep track of where every single cent is being spent. Keep a piece of paper handy to mark down all expenses and do it for a month straight (no cheating or the excerise is pointless) Every 2 weeks analyze what you spent money and I'm sure you'll find a few things you could've excluded. Many other said coffee and we found by eliminating purchasing coffee outside our home and eliminating fast foods, we were able to make a budget that allows us to pay all our bills each month and save a little money at the same time. And after a month or two our better practices became habits and we don't feel like we're missing anything, we eat mcuh healthier and we know it allowed us to save a little extra money each month,