Monday, October 4, 2010

10 Painless Ways to Save $100 Yearly

  1. Purchase 10 articles of clothing at thrift shops and yard sales this year instead of paying department store prices.
  2. Hang four loads of laundry per week instead of using your dryer.
  3. Once a month make a pizza from scratch instead of having one delivered.
  4. Write a good letter instead of making a monthly long distance phone call. (Or get yourself a MagicJack, if you have high speed internet.)
  5. Reduce your soda consumption by four cans a week.
  6. Bake one batch of bread (two loaves) per week.
  7. Save $50 each on two childrens birthday parties by making homemade decorations, cake, wrapping paper, and one present.
  8. Reduce the amount of goodies you eat. (The book says cigarettes.)
  9. Reduce your whole milk consumption by two gallons per week, substituting dry milk in cooking, homemade cocoa, and in half and half for drinking. (When this was written, whole milk was cheap. It's not so cheap any longer.)
  10. Pack or make four inexpensive lunches per week.
~ Tips from The Tightwad Gazette by Amy Dacyczyn

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