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OK friends,

I asked and you answered!

Top 9 quick, everyday tips to save you money:

#9:  Lose the landline.  Go cel only.  (Yes, I realize Commander Adama would have something to say about that.)

#8:  Use Groupon, already!  (but for heaven’s sake use your bacn e-mail!)

#7:  What.  You’re paying for e-books you download?  That’s so 2010.  Download them from your library instead, for free!

#6:  Spaghetti Jars — use your imaginations.  They could be vases (use a glass cutter to remove the rim), they could hold cotton balls, they could hold candles (fill part way with sand or pretty stones), they could be filled with cookies!  (orrrrrr…. co000okies)

#5  Clothing exchanges.  I haven’t done one in years, but despite being the heaviest person in the room (and I’m not that heavy) I used to walk out of them with at least one smokin’ hot outfit

#4  Geocache as a date instead of going to the movies|parking|popcorn|softdrinks|$$$

#3  Menu plan.  Menu plan.  Menu plan.   Classic and golden and I know when I do it, not only do I save money (proper food instead of last-minute-grabs at Shoppers, yes, it often comes to that for me) but I also find life less stressful when I’m not having to make hasty, pricey choices.   Bonus points for making extra of a meal to have as a late-getting-home-from-work supper.

#2  Coffee here, there, and everywhere as long as they’re made by you in your multiple bodums that you have everywhere you are – work, home, and yours truly has been known to take them to the library (shhhhh!)

#1  Plug in to regular, local deals like this.

photo credit:  Paul Swansen

About the Author


Imagine if Canadians were known for being all over their money. Engaged. Proactive. Getting out of debt. Savvy. Saving. Generous. Nancy wants to help. Nancy started her own journey with money over 15 years ago, and formed her company “Your Money by Design” in 2004 to help others along the same path. It’s not the usual financial advising/investment stuff. It’s about taking control of day-to-day finances –managing monthly cashflow effectively, spending appropriately, getting out of debt, saving. If you're ready to take control over your finances, pop by her business site, YourMoneybyDesign.com

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