ARE YOU TRYING TO SAVE MONEY?
You've come to the right place. Here you'll find more
than 101 ways to save every day -- money-saving tips that could put
1000's of dollars in your pocket.
Finding it hard to make that dollar stretch?
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
Clean Out and Clean Up
It's that time of year again when temperatures start inching up on the thermometer and thoughts
turn to spring cleaning. Not only is it a good time to get rid of stuff, but in the process, you can also clean up
in more ways than one.
Begin by going through every drawer and every closet and removing anything you haven't used in two years. The
odds are that if you haven't used it in 24 months, you won't ever use it again. Next, decide if the item warrants
pitching, donating or selling. You need to use a discriminating eye with clothing. Stained and torn clothes should
be pitched. Still wearable but outdated clothes can be donated. Only well-preserved and still stylish clothes can
be taken to a resale shop to sell. Children's clothes in good condition are easily sold at a garage sale or a resale shop.
Beyond clothes, there are hundreds of items that you can rid yourself of. Books in all but the worst condition
can be resold on Amazon.com. Many electronic items can also be resold
there as well. Children's toys, games, pots and pans, almost anything you can think of are good garage sale
items. I once sold a big box of old but clean and serviceable blankets and towels at a garage sale to someone
that was outfitting a mountain cabin. CraigsList.com is a good place to sell larger pieces of
furniture including used but still operating appliances.
And for a unique way to clean up on stuff than you don't use or use infrequently, think about renting it
out. At SpinLister.com you can rent your bicycles, skis and
snowboards for a very good price. This unique way to make extra money on things you don't use a lot is called
peer-to-peer renting and is becoming popular
This year, turn spring cleaning into a creative adventure, and you just might find that you can not only clean
out, but clean up in a big way.
The Saving Lady
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This Week's Saving
If you're lucky enough to live in an area that is a destination for business people or
vacationers, you might want to think about renting your home out as a great way to make a nice
piece of change in very short order. A lot of people are doing this today, especially empty-nesters
with larger homes and city dwellers that put their apartment to good use while they travel. You can
rent out a room or the entire place.