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    8/7 Budget101 Challenge Question: What is the Most Money saving-tip that you ever received or learned? Feel free to elaborate!

    In case you're wondering what you're playing for... The winner of Today's B101 Challenge will receive an Amazon Gift Card (The Amount is a Surprise!) and this challenge expires aug 8 at 10pm


    B101 Challenge Update Notification  Although this thread is open for discussion, this Challenge has ended and the lucky recipient was announced in the thread at the close. 

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    The best money saving tip I ever learned was how to make my own laundry sauce/detergent. We were buying tide laundry soap for $17 a Month which is $204 a YEAR. Since we've been making the laundry sauce, I've made enough detergent to last a year for about $5. That was the single easiest, best money saving tip I ever read online.

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    Don't impulse buy! Remember that you can only spend the money that you have once!! Always think before buying -- Say to yourself : Do I really need this? Give it a few minutes thought -- you might find something else you really do need and not have the money to get it, as you have already spent it on something you really do not need. (Just because you have checks left in your checkbook doesn't mean you still have money in your bank account!!) Thanks; Virginia

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    To stop buying a bunch of different products to deal with germs, wounds, acne, and various other things and invest in a big bottle of TEA TREE OIL! It has so many uses. It has helped clear up so many issues for every member of the household plus can be added to any natural cleaner I make.

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    The best money saving tip I received was to wait 24 hours and think about it. If I lived without it I didn't need it.

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    I converted 2 large trashcans into rain barrels for about $20. I got the cans for free from a local trash company. I use the water collected to water my ornamental plants, outside planters, and house plants. My summer water bill has dropped by half.

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    The best money saving tip I ever got was from my mother who waitressed when she was younger. She said, whenever you're about to buy something you "think you need" stop and ask yourself is it worth ___ number of hours of your life?

    Basically, if you're making $7 an hour and something costs $25- is that item worth 3.5 hours of your life? Because that's what is cost you to have that item. Even at my age now, when I go to make a purchase I stop and ask myself it that item is worth those hours of my life that I'll spend working just to obtain it.

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    The bet money saving tip I ever learned is this new homemade laundry detergent. I had never even thought of making it homemade and the dollar saved!

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    The best way to save money is don't spend it in the first place! When trying to decide whether or not to buy an expensive/impulsive item divide the price by your hourly wage. This will tell you how many hours you will have to work to pay for it....not including interest if you charge it. When you see how many hours it will take to pay for an item, many times it makes the decision NOT to buy easy.

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    Mine would have to be Stacking Coupons (along with a sale or B1G1). My mother never used coupons, I never used them until I was 40 and discovered this site. Now most of our daily personal care items are free or just about free.
    Hope Everyone Is Enjoying The Day. Best Wishes From MN ~ Pamela

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    The best money saving tip I have learned is this ! Every month I pay myself first. I just add $80.00 to my Christmas Club. And at the end of the year I have extra money for Christmas shopping. I now live on a fixed income and wasn't use to saving. I also drop the change in my checkbook to the next dollar, you wouldn't believe how much you can save there too.
    ( this on came from my Dad ,now passed) but worth is't weight in gold.

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    I buy the el-cheap-o basic pasta sauce and add my own meat and seasonings to get better than store brand pasta sauce.

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    When I was trying to save up some $
    I found a way to do it without causing me too much stress doing it. over a years time you can save almost $1,600!! ok, so first week you deposit $1.00 second week $2.00, third week $3.00 and so on.. by week 10 you will have saved $55.00 week 20 will have $210.00 saved in that acct. week 30 a whopping $465 week 40 is now $820.00 week 50 and you will have $1,275.00 week 56 and you're looking at a whopping $1,596.00... thanks to one of my nosy kids reading what I had written - I have been advised only my year is an excruciating 56 weeks, the rest of y'all are lucky to only have 52.... which will still net $1,378 you will have saved somewhat painlessly!

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    8/7 Budget101 Challenge Question: What is the Most Money saving-tip that you ever received or learned? Feel free to elaborate!

    In case you're wondering what you're playing for... The winner of Today's B101 Challenge will receive an Amazon Gift Card (The Amount is a Surprise!) and this challenge expires aug 8 at 10pm
    One of the best things to save money is to make your own vegetable stock. When you are preparing your veggies, put all the clean scraps, peelings, everything into a bag and freeze it until you are ready to make the stock. Keep adding to the bag until it is full (the size of a gallon freezer bag). Pop the frozen veggie scraps into your crock pot and add water to cover. You can, of course, add other veggies at this time if you wish. Set the crock pot on low and walk away. It's great to do this overnight and when you wake up in the morning, the veggies are mushy and drained of their color. Strain and store the stock in clean mason jars in the fridge. Use the stock to make soups and stews. I even use it to make my rice and quinoa. The dogs like a tablespoon of it mixed in with their kibble, too. I used to buy organic veggie stock which costs $3 to $4 per package. I'd buy 3 or 4 a week because I make a lot of soups and stews. Now it is completely no cost to me because I am using up scraps!

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    Hello again, here's another way I have found to try and save money ! As a grandmother I find I LOVE to play BINGO!!!! Some times too many nights a week. So I have decided to stop playing some and only play one night a week. With the FREE time I have now I visit my grand kids and have tryed my hand at canning pickles and jelly's . Something my family missed out on when I work.

 

 
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