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Old 01-26-2011, 04:30 PM
Location: Murphy, NC
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1. wash your clothes in the bath tub and air dry them, if u don't have a washer or dryer, u can save a dollar a day doing this, roughly the amount u would spend at a laundry mat.

2. buy a plug-in electric heater, u can buy one for less than 50 . they work very good and can allow u to keep ur regular heat at a low temperature and still be warm in whichever room u spend most of ur time.

3. don't invest in the stock market where the only sure money being made is the premium u pay per trade. If u want extra money, invest in a hobby business or something that uses ur specialty, even if u do it for a low cost. Ex- making pies, making gardens, consulting service, web service, driver service, cleaning service, tutoring, training service, etc or learn a skill.

4. Cable t.v. is an extra bill most people have, but for those who are television fanatics I would recommend buying a roku and an hdmi cable. The roku is a wireless unit that streams tv and movies from ur wireless router. And the hdmi cable allows u to watch anything from ur computer onto ur television. O.k. this one isn't so out of the box but its an example of keeping up to date with technology that saves a lot of money.

anyone have more out of the box ideas to share?
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