Saving Money Around the House

Click on any of the pictures to find some easy ways that YOU can save money around the house.  Where would you put an extra $10 to $30 a week?  Perhaps towards your retirement? A down payment on a home? A vacation?  Start saving now for a brighter future!

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Start a savings shadow box with a picture of what we're saving for. This would also be cool for the kids, to teach them to save for something by seeing you do it and letting them join in with items they want as well.  Perhaps a picture of Disney World, a picture of the garden you want to create, a picture of a new car.  The ideas are endless:

Pinch those Pennies: 50 Tips to Be Frugal - This article as a LOT of good ideas:

On a budget? Still over-spending? Trying to figure out the best way to organize your finances and spend wisely?  Dave Ramsey's Envelope System:

I've mentioned this in blog posts before.  But buying a set of sheers (and using them!) can save your family a lot of money from month to month:

A great visual with simple ideas:

Penny-pinching ... Don't think of it has a burden. Think of it as a challenge! Some people are natural budgeters others of us find it a major stretch. Stretching the value of a dollar is important in this day and age.  Here are some simple around the house ideas:

Some quick thoughts from the Department of Defense on using coupons:

MilitaryAvenue.com Resources: Money & The Military: Some great articles about finances, budgeting & saving from resources such as America Saves, USAA, the Department of Defense and more.

The Stress of Making a Purchase: "Saving money... kind of a sore point for me. I would MUCH RATHER take a shopping spree at Target then save a budgeted amount each month for my retirement ... in like 30 years! Egads... don't the 'financial experts' know that I live in the here-and-now?!" ...

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