Your favorite money-saving tip?

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-15-2009
Your favorite money-saving tip?
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Thu, 09-24-2009 - 5:01pm
Everyone loves saving money and we could all use new tips for keeping our costs down. iVillage is looking for your favorite money-saving tip, from grocery budget strategies to cutting costs in your utilities. We want to hear all of your penny-pinching ideas. Each week we'll pick our favorite user-submitted tip to feature in our Smart Family Money Guide!




iVillage Member
Registered: 12-13-2007
Thu, 09-24-2009 - 10:06pm
Most major grocery stores such as Safeway, Save Mart, and Raley's, post their ad online every week.
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iVillage Member
Registered: 05-18-2006
Sat, 09-26-2009 - 7:38am
My favorite money saving tip is to pull our money for the week from the bank. It allows for us to track what we spend on groceries, and keeps unwanted debit out of the checking account.





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Registered: 05-08-2003
Sun, 09-27-2009 - 9:06am

Don't pay someone else to do something that you can do yourself. The internet is a great tool for this. When we need something fixed or built or accomplished, we google it and find out how to do it and what others' experience was. When our minivan had some problems that seemed pretty major, we found an online forum where people were discussing this exact issue. We are defnitely not car people, but we were able to repair it ourselves for about $25, whereas the repair shop wanted $70 just to diagnose it!


Beckie


mom of 5 cuties

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iVillage Member
Registered: 05-15-2009
Mon, 09-28-2009 - 10:11am

This is one of my favorites too.

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-15-2009
Mon, 09-28-2009 - 10:14am
Absolutely, Beckie!