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Old 10-15-2006, 10:04 PM
 
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The best way to save money is just don't spend it.

That sort of works automatically.
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Old 10-16-2006, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Danbury CT covering all of Fairfield County
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I'm going to be getting a new car next year through Costco. My parents did it on the car they got 3 years ago and they take about 8-10% off invoice from their preferred dealership and you don't have to negotiate over the price. I can also getting financing through their preferred bank with the rate being .2% below average for the customer with equal credit history and score.
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Old 10-16-2006, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Western NY
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wow--hope I can stumble upon a Costco some time...altho I've never owned a new car...hate payments...and husband is a mechanic so he can fix most anything.
grammy...I also roll my change- the kids and I have a ball -- we try to estimate how much before we roll- the most so far was $289.00 in change!
I would never have one of those change machines do it! What a waste of the whole "save your change and roll it" concept!
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Old 10-16-2006, 10:49 PM
 
Location: Traverse City, MI
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i always get laughs when i tell people this-

i always keep a can of diced pineapples in my cupboard because i love ham & pineapple pizza, but my favorite pizza place usually offers a special on mediums with one topping. so i just get ham and put the pineapple on myself!
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Old 10-17-2006, 01:46 PM
 
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Save 50 dollars from every paycheck no matter what. If that means sitting in your room eating ramen noodles and nachos for a week or two you suck it up and do it!
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Old 10-17-2006, 08:00 PM
 
Location: In exile, plotting my coup
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I cut my own hair for three years or so. Nothing fancy; I just bought some clippers and would shave it all off, then let it grow in for a few months, and then shave it off again. Depending on how often you get haircuts, and where you go for them, it can save considerable money. I probably saved a few hundred dollars over the years.
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Old 10-27-2006, 09:25 PM
 
Location: South Charlotte
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1. I use coupons.

2. I pay attention to my car and how I treat it, so to have low maintenance bills.

3. Even though gas has gone down, I still plan my errands for the day.

4. I use Vonage phone service.

5. I did not rent a washer and dryer for my apartment, plus my goal is to buy a house next year.

6. I cut the lights off when not in use. (I have turned into my Grandma )

7. If there is no special occassion, I do my own eyebrows, nails, and facials.

8. If going out, and not formal, I make sure to really dig around in my closet for an outfit.

9. I try to maintain good health. No need to buy unnecessary meds.

10. Monthly Budget-Excel Spreadsheet. -Pay bills twice a month, at one time. Call for balances. This put me in control of my money going out.
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Old 10-28-2006, 11:21 PM
 
Location: Clearfield, Utah
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Costco is similiar to BJ's & Sams Club.

If you have a Kohl's near you, they have have great clearance sales. The last two years I bought a couple nice sweaters for $3.00 & $5.00, I don't know how they stay in business.
i work at Kohl's and last weekend they were selling all red ticket clearance items for $2.OO. While I was cleaning up in the rug section I noticed a beautiful 4ft 6in X 7 ft 9 in rug with a red ticket sticker, but thought no way. i now own a 100% wool rug original price $299.99, that I paid $1.92 for. I love a deal.
LORI

Last edited by shanenlori; 10-28-2006 at 11:23 PM.. Reason: correct spelling
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Old 10-29-2006, 08:07 AM
 
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The wife and I are pretty "thrifty" when it comes to spending money. When I first met her, she was going out to lunch each work day with the accounting/office people. After we got together, I started making her lunch for her and now we both take our lunch to work almost everyday. We also use coupons for vehicle maintenance and some other things we get. We just recently bought a new DVD video camera and have saved $280 on the store price...found someone where I work at to buy our old "cassette" type video camera for $200 and saved $80 more dollars by buying the camera at one store instead of another. When we bought a new digital camera last Christmas, we had a nice rebate on it and sold our old digital camera for $300. We had nice rebates, plus store discounts on both our desktop and laptop computers that we bought last year. We don't go out for nice dinners very often.
If there is a way to save some money on buying something, we sure try to find it.
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Old 10-29-2006, 09:32 AM
 
Location: NC
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I shop online for alot of stuff usaully no sales tax. I bought a pair of 200.00
workboots on Ebay for 40.00 They were never even worn. I just bought a massaging back support thingy for my truck for 42.00 and they usaully go for 120.00 and this was still in the box.
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