Rough Times....

@qtfrog99 (279)
United States
June 8, 2008 8:41am CST
Ok times are really tough right now, we have cut down several expenses and still are having a little trouble making ends meat. I have been in contact with financial instututions to insure that our credit is not taking a beating too, but I was looking for suggestions of ways to cut corners and save a little money here and there, what do you do when you have to stretch $50 into $150? What are some helpful tips and suggestions to cut everday costs a little?
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@spoiled311 (5502)
• Philippines
8 Jun 08
oh wow! yeah...actually, if we really come to think of it, i have been hearing people complain of tough time, but i think it is the worse now. anyway, what we do, here are some: 1. avoid eating out... at least limit those dining in restos. cook food at home and bring packed lunch. 2. avoid fastfoods, not good for the health, very expensive now. 3. walk...if you can, avoid ridng and walk. gives you exercise and saves u money. 4. save by the smallest currency unit. like if you drink two cans of softdrinks a day, limit to one. if not, take it out of your budget. it is not good for you. 5. eliminate candy and chocs 6. do not go to the grocery on an empty stomach. well these are some that i can think of on top of my head. maybe i will just writ some more, if i can think of some more. i have been saving up money so that we can pay for our car, been doing well. :)
@qtfrog99 (279)
• United States
9 Jun 08
Thanks so much for your ideas, my fiance is a soda addict, I think I will have him cut down on the sugary stuff and drink more water!!!
@laglen (19780)
• United States
8 Jun 08
Do you have time to pick up a part time job? Even an at home call center like west at home or alpine access. Or to help food stretch further, use more of the startch and less meat. Try growing vegetables.
@qtfrog99 (279)
• United States
9 Jun 08
I could do a part time job if it was at home, that wouldn't be a problem, I will def look into the 2 companies you listed, Thanks!!!