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El-Jaro El-Jaro
What do you do to save money?

Do you turn off the faucet when brushing your teeth? Only buy store brand products? Shower every three days? Keep your car above half-tank?

Maybe we could share pointers and ideas?
08/19/2010
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Envy Envy
I turn off all lights in a room if no one is in them. Dad leaves the light on so much and I have a habit of turning them off. And when not home I turn the computer off when I used to leave it on. If I leave it on to say, run virus scans or such, i turn off the speakers and monitor to cut down on some electricity.
08/19/2010
Tori Rebel Tori Rebel
I try and bring my lunch to work...I don't get to it everyday, but even if I bring it 3 days a week, it saves about $25/week. And my disposable income is so low right now that even that amount makes a big difference.
08/19/2010
Sanjay Sanjay
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Originally posted by El-Jaro
What do you do to save money?

Do you turn off the faucet when brushing your teeth? Only buy store brand products? Shower every three days? Keep your car above half-tank?

Maybe we could share pointers and ideas?
Two words: Rice Cooker. Seriously rice is super-cheap when you buy in bulk (try the good stuff from your local international grocery store), like $30 for 40lbs of the stuff. However, my rice cooker has made cooking rice so much easier I make the stuff all the time now and it saves SO much money. With the rice cooker the stuff never sticks either which is the main reason I was hesitant to make rice before (who wants to stand over the stove and stir for dear life praying that it doesn't burn at the bottom?)
08/19/2010
El-Jaro El-Jaro
Quote:
Originally posted by Sanjay
Two words: Rice Cooker. Seriously rice is super-cheap when you buy in bulk (try the good stuff from your local international grocery store), like $30 for 40lbs of the stuff. However, my rice cooker has made cooking rice so much easier I make the ...
I'm passionately in love with my rice cooker!
08/19/2010
Jul!a Jul!a
I turn off lots of lights, I coast as much as possible and try to carpool as much as possible. It's not really packing a lunch since I just wait until I'm off of one job and eat between jobs. It sucks having to wait until about 3 to eat, but it saves me lots of money. I'll buy generics, make what I can, reuse what I can, and I do indeed turn the water off while I brush my teeth, lol
08/19/2010
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
Lights, generics, don't drive as fast, less pop/soda, almost no dinning out. We have had to make major changes when I lost my job. Living off the land as much as posible has made a big diffrence.

I am always looking for ways to save money so this is a great thread, can't wait to see others ideas.
08/19/2010
kck kck
"What would you like to drink?"
"WATER."

Cheapest shit on any menu.
08/19/2010
Annemarie Annemarie
Quote:
Originally posted by El-Jaro
What do you do to save money?

Do you turn off the faucet when brushing your teeth? Only buy store brand products? Shower every three days? Keep your car above half-tank?

Maybe we could share pointers and ideas?
On the sex toy side of life, I use rechargeable batteries... green AND they pay for themselves many times over.

I use fluorescent bulbs, too. Keep the lights off almost all the time during the day, and keep a few fans on so the AC doesn't have to run as often.

I'm not a big fan of generics, but I'll buy a good portion of things locally, which, while being a little more expensive, comes back around to saving money in the long run.
08/19/2010
Sir Sir
Make sure to use up all of the food that I have and not go out to eat. Also, not buy things that I do not need at the time. I already do everything possible to save money, it was instilled in me from a young age - turning the water off while brushing my teeth, keeping my showers to a minimum, turning off lights when not in use, not buying things unless I need them, watching prices and being mindful of purchases.

Sometimes I get called cheap, actually, because of this. I also do not have any credit cards. I only use the money that I have readily available.
08/19/2010
MuffysPinguLove MuffysPinguLove
Quote:
Originally posted by Sanjay
Two words: Rice Cooker. Seriously rice is super-cheap when you buy in bulk (try the good stuff from your local international grocery store), like $30 for 40lbs of the stuff. However, my rice cooker has made cooking rice so much easier I make the ...
I my rice cooker. Seriously, one of the best inventions ever.
08/19/2010
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
Quote:
Originally posted by El-Jaro
What do you do to save money?

Do you turn off the faucet when brushing your teeth? Only buy store brand products? Shower every three days? Keep your car above half-tank?

Maybe we could share pointers and ideas?
We try to eat at home, prepare meals in bulk and freeze it for quick meals. Turn off lights, do laundry with about half the soap recommended (we have a super efficient washer and super sensitive skin), turn off running water, regulate the thermostat, keep the car tires inflated to the proper amount. The usual things
08/20/2010
Tori Rebel Tori Rebel
Quote:
Originally posted by kck
"What would you like to drink?"
"WATER."

Cheapest shit on any menu.
I did this for a while, and never felt I was missing anything from the meal....and for whatever reason I stopped and went back to soda or whatever and was APPALLED when I was charged almost $4 for a glass of coke at a restaurant recently. I'm definitely back to water!!!
08/20/2010
Sinjo Sinjo
A few things that you should make sure to do. Wash your clothing at night, I'm not sure about you but here it's cheaper to use electricity on the weekends at night. Number two is to cut coupons, they really do help. Three is to always, always make sure your computer is turned off when you're not using it. Sure start up is a hassle but computers guzzle electricity like a monster.
08/20/2010
SydVicious SydVicious
Coupons for sure. I always use coupons.. not matter what. My friends laugh at me because when I go shopping I bring coupons. To the mall, the grocery store, online.. whatever. I always try to send less on the items I want either to save money or to get more for my money.
08/20/2010
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