Saving $1200 a year...

United States
March 24, 2007 10:39am CST
I just published a new article about saving over $1200 a year. I thought some of you might enjoy it. The ways are easy and not things everyone might think about. If you are interested, I will post the link below. Do any of you have additional easy ways? I'd love to hear them..... http:www.associatedcontent.com/article/182199/how_to_save_1200_a_year_the_easy_way.html
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8 responses
• United States
24 Mar 07
I can't begin to save this much in a year. I also think I would normally not pend lots to begin with. I have not read your topic yet. I do try to save where ever possible. I clip Sunday paper coupons. If I notice the store brand is cheaper I'll go with this one. I try to buy large quantity's of meat so that I could separate it into different meals. I don't know how to cook well so I can't save on those prepared meals like I would like. I try to buy cleaning supplies when I have a coupon for them. Other than that good old ajax and clorox will do. When I shop for items now at old navy for one. I always buy what is on clearance. I had no idea how good there sales can be. A great amount of savings there. I try not to buy canned anything due to the salt. Now I see that I will have no choice on it.
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• United States
24 Mar 07
It sounds like you are well on your way without anyone elses advice...good for you !! :)
@cutepenguin (6457)
• Canada
24 Mar 07
My difficulty right now, although I think your article is pretty good, is that for people who are already pretty frugal, it's hard to come up with new ways to be frugal. But reading more about it definitely helps you to focus.
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• United States
24 Mar 07
Agreed...and if you are always working at it, then you will come up with ways before others. Thanks for your response !
@eden32 (3976)
• United States
24 Mar 07
Great article & great ideas. In addition to combining errands, cutting out some driving would also help save on gas and wear & tear on your car. Not to mention it's good for your health.
• United States
24 Mar 07
Thanks so much ! Great thought on the health issue...we sometimes forget that concept !!
• United States
28 May 07
Thanks for the really useful money saving tips. I'm always looking for ways to save money on household expenses and groceries and such. Here are some money saving tips that have worked for me: * Use a crockpot to cook meals: Saves money on electricity. * Unplug your water heater during the day. And, only plug it in just before bath time. This tip saved me $30 month. * Cancel your video store membership. And, rent DVD's for free from the library. You'll save up to $4.00 per DVD over those available at movie rental stores. And you usually get to keep them a whole week.
@villageanne (8555)
• United States
20 Apr 07
I just now finished reading your article on gather about how you make money each month and found that we are connected on gather so I would find you on mylot. I too am very frugal when it comes to money. I try to write alot and also do the point programs that you do. I find that it is a big help when it comes to saving money and having some fun things taht you would otherwise not have. I used gift certificates last Christmas to help with Christmas gifts. My husband is great at woodworking and together we gave some wonderful gifts to those we love without spending money from the normal paycheck.
@brimia (6584)
• United States
20 Apr 07
Those are good tips. You can save money by skipping the daily Starbucks coffee drink and making your own. Also, instead of renting videos at Blockbuster or buying magazine subscriptions or books, check them out from the library for free.
@gapeach65 (805)
• United States
29 May 07
Thanks for the link, great tips. I've already been doing those to save money, and it's working. I have been making my husband lunch for several months now and he feels the love that goes into them as well, so it's an extra bonus. I've looked at some of the other articles there too, they're great and very helpful, glad I found them. Thanks.
@VotreAmie (3037)
• United States
29 May 07
I always look for ways to save money. Thank you for sharing your article with us. I will sure read it. As for other ways, I have very few. One of them is using vinegar instead of fabric softeners. Another way I am looking into recently is making your own soap and candles. I have not done that yet but I'm sure it's a way to save some money. My family uses soap a lot so we will see. I need to find out some good recipes. Thanks!