Some Common-Sense Money Saving Tips

More Money Saving Ideas to Stretch Your Budget Further

Right about now I figure everyone can use some money saving tips. After all, the economy isn’t exactly all peaches and roses right now. We’ve got double digit unemployment, a foreclosure crisis, high gas prices, and we don’t know what else knocking at our back doors. Here’s some frugal tips to help stretch your budget further.

Car Pool

Okay, maybe it’s not convenient. Maybe you like your quiet morning drive to work and the quiet thoughtful drive home. Get over it. Carpooling isn’t just good for your wallet, it’s good for the environment.

Pick one or two people you can stand seeing every morning and every day after work and start a car pool. Not only will you save gas money, you’ll save vehicle wear and tear and a bit of the environment.

Say No to Hardcovers

For those readers out there, say no to hardcover book purchases. If you must read a hardcover, do it at the library. If you can’t stand borrowing from the library and you want to own the book, buy a used hardcover or buy a new paperback for some money saving opportunities.

Don’t Dial 4-1-1

Those information calls add up, and you shouldn’t pay for something you can get for free. If you don’t have the time to dig through the phone book, go to websites like WhitePages.com to look up phone numbers for free. Even if you just make two or three 4-1-1 calls per month, this money saving tip can save you $50 a year or more!

Clip Coupons

It’s time consuming, but it pays off in the long run. Combining coupons with store sales can save you 50 percent or more on your grocery bill. Money saving strategies for everyday expenses pay off the most, and this one is a great budget stretcher.

And remember, your money saving efforts will pay off more if you invest the money you’re saving rather than squander it.