Wanted to share an article I came across that has some good tips!
Money Saving Tips
3 easy ways to save
money in 2010
Posted by Mercedes: Savvy Spender and Snack Mom
A new year brings hopes of new and better things for everyone. Here are three financial resolutions to keep that promise to benefit you all year long:
1. Be a Savvy Spender
As moms, we can make a big impact on how much we spend at the grocery store. Before you head out for the grocery store, get online and search for printable coupons for the items on your list. Make a habit of visiting the web sites that offer hundreds of printable grocery coupons: Snackpicks’ coupons page, Coupons.com, Smartsource and Redplum. There are also hundreds of other moms out there working to help you save money, too. Start reading money-savings blogs like mine. I match those printable coupons with any current sales available to help you maximize your savings.
2. Save Smart
Saving money on your everyday expenses is a great resolution. But it’s even better when you translate those savings into money in your bank account. Create a savings account today. It’s really easy. Starting with $25 automatically deducted from your paycheck every pay period. Putting your savings on auto-pilot helps you stick to this resolution. Use this strategy to start funding an emergency fund, vacation fund or your child’s college fund. Periodically revise the amount of money you are saving and consider increasing it as you can afford.
3. Make Money, Money
Making more money can be as easy as getting rid of stuff you no longer need or use. If you have a lot of clothes your family has outgrown, you can easily turn that into money by selling it on Ebay, Craigslist, or through a consignment shop. Holding a garage sale is a great way to get rid of any extra stuff cluttering your home or that’s been in storage for too long. Other ways for earning some extra cash include: monetize a hobby, give classes on a subject where you are the expert, mystery shop, babysit or petsit for friends.
Being creative and learning new skills- like such as using coupons while you shop- can go a long way in helping you achieve the financial goals you set for your family throughout the year, and for many years to come.