Monday, October 6, 2008

Marriage Monday-Finances-10 Tips For Frugal Living


1) Use coupons 2) Do not use credit cards, cut them up. 3) Have a weekly menu. 4) Bundle internet, phone, and cable services. 5) Enjoy free entertainment, such as free concerts, taking walks, going to the park, etc. 6) Conserve energy, turn off lights when you leave a room, unplug your computer when you are not using it, close the door to rooms you are not using, do one large load of laundry instead of several small loads. 7) Make a budget, and stick to it. 8) Feed the pig twice a month, before you pay bills, put some many into your savings account. 8) Buy clothes from thrift stores, and recycle your old clothes. You do not always have to have the latest fashions. 9) Cut your own hair at home. 10) Buy generic products when possible.

13 comments:

Lynn said...

Denise,

Number seven is excellent and I enjoyed all of your suggestions. Girl, however, if I cut my own hair.... it would be scary. *grin*

Have a fantastic week. Thanks for stopping by my place. Hugs~

MiPa said...

Enjoy free entertainment! It amazes me how many people do not take advantage of what their own communities have to offer.

Heather said...

Thanks for the tips! I especially loved the tips on the free concerts and recycling.

Heather

Andrea said...

Great ideas! We're looking into bundling our internet, phone, and cable. We know our bill will drop.

Your idea of taking care of your hair at home is also great. I started doing my own hair this year and though I still make an occasional trip to the salon for special treatments, I've saved a ton by doing my hair here at home.

I'm not quite ready to cut up my credit cards yet, but I have learned to use them less...LOL!

Thanks for sharing your tips. I enjoyed my visit here.

Michele Williams said...

Thanks for the tips. Love you...

luvmy4sons said...

All great ideas..and I do almost all of them already! Thanks for all the suggestions...I have cut my hair and all my sons and hubby's hair for 15 years now!

Bernadine said...

Great tips Denise,
Thanks for sharing.

Detroit said...

Ah yes, cutting up the credit cards. I forgot that we are doing this now too. We have our debit card and cash rules now. We do keep an Amex because I have to pay out-of-pocket for business travel at times but I am a firm believer now on setting credit cards aside...they are just trouble. trouble. trouble. Did I say trouble?! Blessings -

Marsha said...

Great trips, Denise.

e-Mom said...

Excellent points... we do many of these too. Feeding the pig... now that's the best one!

Thanks for joining us for Marriage Monday today, Shortybear. Hugs!!!

Speaking from the Heart said...

Awesome list. "Feed the pig is my favorite".

Gretchen said...

Thanks sweetie. Great list. I confess that we have credit cards, but we pay them off each month. Love the free ideas. blessings.

Mrs. Huse Clifton said...

Great tips but I too can not cut or espically die hair at all