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Tips to save money thread!


List tips to save money .

~ Buy in bulk
~ Buy generic brands when you can
~ Honey.com app/extension
~ Cover your blinds/windows during the summer, saves on AC bill
~ Eat at home instead of fast food
~ Thrift shop
~ Sambucus (saves me tons on not getting other meds and not getting sick ie no doctor visits/copays)


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Attend parties for free food. Downside is you're at a party.
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Starve to death. It will definitely save some money no matter where you live...

Downside: you might feel hungry, but after some time you won't feel anything...

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Don't get into debt, keep a short leash on addictive personality behaviors, don't pay rent, own a forest for free heating in winter, don't have children.






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Starve to death. It will definitely save some money no matter where you live...

Downside: you might feel hungry, but after some time you won't feel anything...
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In decreasing importance:

1 ) make more money
2 ) don't have children
3 ) don't live alone
4 ) don't own a car- use a bicycle or public transit
5 ) find a partner that you can leech off of share expenses with
6 ) don't eat out- cook all your meals
7) don't own pets- get a pet rock or plants instead
8 ) never socialize outside of the house
9 ) be miserable and never do anything fun- youtube, SAS, and masturbation is enough
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Not having kids would be the biggest money saver. I read on average it's like $46 a day for a kid. Making all your own food at home would be next. Eating out every day easily adds up to hundreds more a month than making your own food at home. Just those two things would realistically save you $20k a year or more.
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- Turns light(s) off when not in a room (saves a lot of power).
- Use a microwave or oven for a short period of time.

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~ Eat at home instead of fast food
That includes vending machines and cups of coffee. I always want to rage on people at work when they bithc about how poor they are.

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Don't get into debt, keep a short leash on addictive personality behaviors, don't pay rent, own a forest for free heating in winter, don't have children.
All good stuff but I don't understand the italicized part. Are you saying live in the woods?

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Attend parties for free food. Downside is you're at a party.
Free food can save you money, eating in public is the issue though.

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Not having kids would be the biggest money saver. I read on average it's like $46 a day for a kid.
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Idk many families are looking at kids as paychecks (sadly).....government assistance and tax returns.

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That includes vending machines and cups of coffee. I always want to rage on people at work when they bithc about how poor they are.

Yes those add up and are expensive.

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Attend parties for free food. Downside is you're at a party.
I read about a man who read all of the death notices in the newspaper so he could go to all of the funerals for the free food at the wakes. I canít remember if it was real or not. This reminded me of him.

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I read about a man who read all of the death notices in the newspaper so he could go to all of the funerals for the free food at the wakes. I canít remember if it was real or not. This reminded me of him.
It was real. I was that man.
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I read about a man who read all of the death notices in the newspaper so he could go to all of the funerals for the free food at the wakes. I can’t remember if it was real or not. This reminded me of him.
There used to be a local couple here that did exactly that. They even had the nerve to show up at my dad's funeral for a free meal, even though they had never met him. I know shortly after that they were asked to leave at several funerals after people caught on to what they were doing. The man died a few years ago. I wonder if the whole community showed up at his funeral for a free meal.
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In decreasing importance:

1 ) make more money
2 ) don't have children
3 ) don't live alone
4 ) don't own a car- use a bicycle or public transit
5 ) find a partner that you can leech off of share expenses with
6 ) don't eat out- cook all your meals
7) don't own pets- get a pet rock or plants instead
8 ) never socialize outside of the house
9 ) be miserable and never do anything fun- youtube, SAS, and masturbation is enough
I do all of those

except no partner currently and I dont make much money

ok most of them

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Pple have said most everything, so I'll state the obvious (cause honestly it's not obvious to everyone.) Best tip is have a solid budget. Budget. Budget. Budget.

 
Know exactly how much you make. Every bill you need to pay. Budget an amount into savings every single check. Budget for entertainment, going out, etc. Budget for groceries/toiletries/household ****, for miscellaneous expenses you don't have every month such as clothing.When you have an airtight budget and stick to it, rather than just spending or saving as the mood strikes you, you'll save so much more in the long run.

Again, budget an amount into savings. Even $300 every check ends up being an extra $7,200 a year (calculated bimonthly not biweekly.) Doesn't matter if you can only do $100 a check or $1k a check. Build it into your budget immediately. As your earnings increase, increase your savings as well.

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Pple have said most everything, so I'll state the obvious (cause honestly it's not obvious to everyone.) Best tip is have a solid budget. Budget. Budget. Budget.

 
Know exactly how much you make. Every bill you need to pay. Budget an amount into savings every single check. Budget for entertainment, going out, etc. Budget for groceries/toiletries/household ****, for miscellaneous expenses you don't have every month such as clothing.When you have an airtight budget and stick to it, rather than just spending or saving as the mood strikes you, you'll save so much more in the long run.

Again, budget an amount into savings. Even $300 every check ends up being an extra $7,200 a year (calculated bimonthly not biweekly.) Doesn't matter if you can only do $100 a check or $1k a check. Build it into your budget immediately. As your earnings increase, increase your savings as well.
Yes, budgeting is crucial.

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