What's your best day-to-day money-saving tip?

February 14, 2007 11:49am CST
I am a student paying my own way through college. My demanding degree doesn't give me very much time to work, so I need all the help I can get to save money. What are your great money-saving tips for food, clothes, travel and study? I know we all have some, we're all interested in saving and making money.
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• United States
20 Jun 07
For clothes: buying second hand clothes is a lot more economical than paying normal prices for clothing. I have often found brand new clothes (with the tags still on them) at second hand stores, so not everything there is something that someone else has already worn out. Just be picky with what you buy, make sure that it fits and will hold up well, and you'll be okay. Then again, that last sentence applies to any clothing purchase. For travel, the best way to save money is to bring along a cooler and buy groceries rather than eating out at restaurants for all of your meals. Also, if you are able to camp instead of staying at hotels, you can save a lot of money that way, too. But it depends on where you are traveling, because some climates are no good for camping.
@datiger (102)
• Estonia
15 Feb 07
I'm a working student. What I know is that Mylot is a bad way to earn money. I work in real life. And I'd have to post 2 posts in a minute to earn the same amount of money I earn in my working hour. I said it just so you wouldn't make illusions of earning here. It's a waste of time. If you surf the net atleast 5 hours a month you can get back the money that is generated by your surfing(affiliate marketers, referrals etc). The program is in prelaunch, but it's better to sign up early to get referrals to earn much more. It's basically like saving the money you waste on being in internet. www.agloco.com/r/BBBM0878
@justreal (2367)
• Canada
14 Feb 07
For food: don't go out eating out too much maybe like once a week. Buy your own groceries and cook at home. For clothe: Buy only what you need don't buy anything that you really don't need at this time. For travel: By doing the above, it will help you save up for your airplaine ticket. For your studies: Ask for a government loan or grant. The loan is when you pay the goverment back bit by bit, and a grant is when you don't have t pay back the money. One more tip: Try to put like $3-$5 in a box everyday for a year, you'll see how much it'll save you up, you'll be surprised, it could cover your travelling expenses depending on how much you are willing to put aside.