80 Ways, Big and Small, to Save Money

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Everyone’s making plans for a fresh start this year, and if one of your goals is to save money, make a few changes here and there to save a little or a lot of money. Remember, the little things do add up! Read this list below on suggestions for saving money and pick a few for a frugal 2013.

  1. Bring lunch to work
  2. Take public transportation
  3. Drop your landline and rely on your cell phone
  4. Reassess your savings accounts
  5. Make your gifts
  6. Make your own cleaning products, like detergent and carpet cleaner
  7. Cook more and eat out less often
  8. Be aware of bank fees
  9. Make a list before grocery shopping
  10. Grocery shop at lower-priced supermarkets like ethnic stores
  11. Buy generic products
  12. Don’t go to the grocery store when hungry
  13. Entertain indoors
  14. Explore free activities on the weekend
  15. Shop your wardrobe
  16. Wait on purchases before buying them
  17. Get a home energy audit
  18. Seal up air leaks in your home to cut heating and cooling costs
  19. Buy generic medicine
  20. Use your health benefits
  21. Skype instead of making long distance calls
  22. Turn roaming off and rely on WiFi when traveling
  23. Know the right things to buy in bulk
  24. Reassess your Internet and cable provider and see if you can find a cheaper plan
  25. Turn off lights that aren’t in use
  26. Unplug electronics when not in use
  27. Use cold water to wash your clothes
  28. Hang dry your clothing instead of tumbling it in the dryer
  29. Hand wash your clothing instead of taking it to the dry cleaner’s when possible
  30. Drink tap water instead of bottled water. Consider investing in a filter
  31. Cancel cable and watch your favorite shows online
  32. Work out outdoors, play sports, or go to a friend’s gym instead of paying for a gym membership
  33. Shop at the farmers market
  34. Swap clothes, bags, and accessories with friends
  35. Google coupons before buying something online

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