Tips to Save Money

Money/Finances - General
By: Diggler79    
27-Feb-2011

Introduction:Money is tight these days and people are looking for ways to save money on everthing from cable to home energy costs.

These five helpful tips will help save you tons of money without having to give up hardly anything at all!

  • 01

    Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs

    Switching to an energy star qualified compact fluorescent light bulb can save so much money over time.

    Not only do they last 10 times longer than a regular lightbulb, but they can save you over $40 per bulb over their lifetimes.

    Compact fluorescent bulbs are also better for the environment in many ways.

  • 02

    Shop Online

    Shopping online for a lot of things can be less expensive than going to the store to get them.

    Many online marketplaces offer free shipping right to your door and offer exclusive deals and coupon codes for extra savings.

    An extra bonus while shopping online is that you can find your size in just about anything and you will also have access to more items.

    Most stores like JC Penney, Macy's, and other major stores carry way more merchandise than their store can carry.

  • 03

    Netflix

    Dropping your cable network and switching to a service like Netflix can save you real big money per month on your entertainment expenses.

    Netflix starts at like $9.99 per month and is great for watching your favorite shows and movies instantly through your Xbox, Wii, PC, Laptop, or other Netflix ready device.

    They have thousands of shows and movies you can customize to your liking and also have DVD rentals shipped to you in the mail with no late charges.

    If you pay around $50 per month for cable that means you pay $600 per year. If you switched to Netflix you would pay $120 per year. That's a savings of $480 per year!!!

  • 04

    Take Defensive Driving Course

    If you have points on your driving liscense you may be paying more for car insurance than you have to.

    Taking a defensive driving course can save you up to 10% on auto insurance and reduce the points on your liscense by up to 7 points.

    If you pay $1200 per year in auto insurance and get the full 10% discount, you will save $120 per year!

  • 05

    Bake Your Own Goodies

    Say you want some really yummy cookies or cake and you decide you are heading to the store You buy a buy a box of chocalate chip cookies for $3.99.

    In the next aisle over is the baking section with packaged cookie mix for $0.99. You save $3!

    Sure you have to bake it yourself, but isn't that a whole lot more rewarding?




Final Thoughts

There are more ways to save money and you don't have to change your life style too much to do it.

As long as you don't waste your money and you are conscious of you financial standings and energy usage, the dollar signs of your savings will flash green for "Go"!




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