U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Economics > Frugal Living
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 01-26-2011, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Murphy, NC
3,223 posts, read 8,258,141 times
Reputation: 1435

Advertisements

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?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Economics > Frugal Living
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top