Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Oooo I wish I had a lil more Mad Money to play with...


Well hello new followers! This is awesome. Welcome. At the end of every month I try to do a Saving Money Post with a few quick easy tips to save some extra cash. Just doing something a lil different does change things. It may not seem much but if it can bring a smile to your face then it's worth it.

Everywhere I turn it seems everything cost $50 bucks. lol. Even today, just paying for gas & my doctor's appointment cost me around $50. Yikes. When necessities cost a lot, you gotta take a look at the bigger picture & notice where you can make that lil change. Let's see if I can help you a lil:

Saving Money Tips for March:

1.)Green Cloth Bags @ the Super Market: If you use those cloth bags you get 5 cents off the bill per bag. May not seem much but you put that extra change in a piggy bank & wait a lil while...you'll definitely see it add up. Also it'll help the environment.

2.)Trip Package Deals: Ya know those silly William Shatner commercials for Priceline.com? Well go check them out. If you do have that extra cash to go on vacation...see if you can get a package deal to save some on the airfare or book the flight & airfare at the same time to save some money.

3.)Day Trips: If you can't afford to go to Europe or Disney or I dunno somewhere on a plane, why not get some friends together & go on a day trip you all can afford? I went to Six Flags with discount tickets & I felt great after. I got a lil break, a mini vacation, & it was only an hour drive. Or go for a picnic? Go to the beach or a nearby lake if you can? Something to let you kick back & enjoy that day.

4.)Book Sales: Some libraries have them. You never know what your going to find!!

5.)Actually put money in your Savings Account!: Remembering to put some of your paycheck or extra money into a savings account is Key!

This was a short list this month because it was a rough money month. Car repairs, doctor's office visit, spring clothes, replacing bed linens & curtains, & oh you name it. But I got my head above water & I'm paddling...kicking my way through. I've been doing the matinee's, making my own lunches, & just trying to cut back too. It's a process...

Did you do anything special this month to save some money? We all can all help each other out here! =)

16 comments:

P said...

The only thing i really do is buy my books from amazon marketplace rather than amazon as I can get them for much cheaper.

tess said...

oh if only money came on a roll haha good tips again!

Susan R. Mills said...

I actually bought the off brand of several food items at the grocery store. Not one person in my house noticed the difference and I bet I saved at least $5.00. If I do that every week, that's $20.00 a month, $240.00 a year. Not much, but it's something, right?

Couture Carrie said...

Thanks for the tips, darling!

You can also make some extra $ by having a tag sale and/or selling unwanted designer items on ebay!

xoxox,
CC

Katy Mary said...

Great tips :) I shopped way less than usual last month and that saved me some serious dough. I'm also going to be seeling some things on Ebay like CC mentioned, I have so much crap I don't wear!

Leah said...

Fabulous tips Melanie... I love the day trip tip you gave. And go green!!! xoxo

woodlandsblonde said...

I bought groceries and more lunch items so I didn't have to go to lunch. I spent about $100 at the grocery store...but haven't been out to lunch for the past 2 weeks. Lunch everyday is around $5 but I've already seen the difference in my bank account.

I only go to lunch when I really need an escape from the office!

Also, I put 10% of my paycheck in to savings and am looking to get in to some mutual funds or alternatives for compound interest yay!

Bathwater said...

If I could just sell one or two kids into forced labor I think I could save thousands a year!

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J-Diggety said...

Money saving tips are always helpful - thanks for this post!!

One thing I do to make a little extra cash is sell clothes, accessories or household items that I don't use or really need at a local consignment shop. Every little bit helps!

xoxo J

Bumpkin on a Swing said...

Here's what I did to save money this month. I spent way too much last month, which made the hubs a little bipolar, and I was afraid to spend hardly any this month. That's my story!

Tights Lover said...

Great tips! I have a small part of my paycheck deposited into a seperate account that I never touch. Seems to be the only way I can keep from spending it all...ha!

Meghan said...

I save all of my spare change! My hubby and I cashed it in before a trip to Boston and we had collected $200!

OceanDreams said...

I am trying super hard to save money, thanks again for the encouragement! My goal right now is to have zero money on my credit cards. Which I have succeeded in doing but I also want to save. That is the hard part. I am eating out less, driving less, and yes taking day or weekend trips with BK helps. Happy saving money love!

Theresa said...

Wonderful tips. :] My wallet has basically remained as barren as it's been since the year first started. haha Though I do use chegg.com to rent my school text books. It saved me a tremendous amount of money!

Girl in My Own World said...

I like the day trips and going to the library. I think that eating out less saves more money. Cutting back is hard but it can be done. Great post. :o)

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