How can you save
You've come to the right place. Here you'll find more than 101 ways to save money every day --
money-saving tips that could put 1000's of dollars in your pocket.
Finding it hard to make that dollar
You're not alone. Many of us are feeling the pinch of
inflation. With higher gas prices and housing costs reaching into the stratosphere, it's becoming harder and
harder to save. We need help on how to save
Wondering how you can squeeze more money out of your
There's no doubt about it. The price of everything is
going up. In addition, we are constantly being bombarded with enticing ads that tempt us to buy all
sorts of things we don't need robbing us of the ability to save. We need to be
more careful of how and where we spend our money. Start with saving money basics.
Worried you won't have enough money to
In order to start saving all the
money that you'll need for retirement, you need to
take 3 steps to set you
on the road to saving money big time. If you can't manage these 3
steps, you will forever be playing catch-up.
THIS WEEK'S SAVING GRACE
Save Big Money
In Little Ways
It appears from the latest statistics that Americans have started again to retrench and scale back
their spending and for good reason. Food, clothing and gasoline are all eating into everyone's budget. So
it's good to know that there are little ways you can save some serious dollars.
1. Make sure your gas cap is closed tight. If your gas cap isn't closed tight or
you are driving with a broken one or even without one, you can decrease your gas mileage by as much as 10% through
evaporation and other factors. If your car gets 25 miles per gallon and you drive 12,000 per year, a loose gas cap
could add an additional $160 per year to your fuel costs.
2. Stop washing clothes more often than necessary. Certainly dirty, stained or
sweaty clothes need to be washed, and underwear needs to be washed with each use. There are, however, many garments
that can be worn more than once before that trip to the laundry room. A typical load of laundry load costs $1
in water and electricity. If you could skip just two loads per week by cutting back, you'd save more than $100 per
year. In addition, washing clothes less often means they will last longer. It isn't wearing clothes that causes
wear and tear; it's washing and drying them over and over again that does the most damage.
3. Wash clothes in cold water. With modern detergents made especially for
cold water, there is no reason to wash in hot or even warm water anymore. Using cold water can save as much as $100
a year in your water-heating bills. Washing in cold water is also easier on fabrics.
4. Hang clothes outside on a clothes line or clothes rack to dry. In Italy,
Greece, France and Spain -- even when the temperatures dip down into the 30's and 40's, the vast majority of people
still hang their clothes out to dry. So unless it's freezing, pouring down rain, snowing or otherwise inclement,
avoiding the electric dryer can save as much as $200 per year on your electric bill depending on where you
5. Wait until the off-season to purchase services. There are many service
industries that have a high season and a low season. For example, carpet cleaners are particularly busy right
before the holidays but are looking for customers directly after. Tree removal services are busy from spring to
fall but their business falls off during the winter. Window washers are busy in the spring but come fall their
business starts to slow. Don't be in a rush when requesting the service. Ask when would be the best time to
do the work in a way that would also give you the best rate.
All tolled, little things -- these and others -- could add up to significant annual savings of
$1000 or more.
The Saving Lady
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