Making Money

Once your money is spent, it’s gone!  So, the more you can keep, the lighter your budget can be.  There are lots of ways to not spend money or not spend as much money.

  • Don’t rely on credit cards.
  • Shop around (especially online).
    • Of course, Amazon tops the list for comparison shopping of rather generic items.  Once you’ve located your item, you will find multiple sellers offering it at different prices.
    • Many, more ‘specialty’ items can be found by way of other comparison shopping sites like Ebay and even Etsy.com.
  • Wait for coupons or special deals.
    • Many retailers, online and location based, run frequent promotions and sales.  Not all items are on sale at the same time–they simply rotate through cycles of what is on and off special pricing throughout the year.
    • By signing up at your favorite stores, you will always know what the current promotions are.
  • Participate in rewards or cash back services.
    • You will be spending some money.  So, as you do so online, use a service that rewards you with cash back, like Ebates.  They track and rebate automatically.  By using our link, you will receive and instant $10.00 in your new Ebates account:  Ebates Coupons and Cash Back
  • Live in a Tiny House.
  • Grow your own food and buy local.
  • Thrift stores are even fun!
  • Use your local library.   1000’s of books and periodicals can be borrowed for FREE.
  • And, when you do need to buy a book, you do have a Kindle or other Ereader, right?  Not only, do not have to find room for shelves and stacks of books, but ebooks cost less and are extremely portable.
  • Reduce your commute time.

 

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