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I haven’t always been good at saving money. When I think about all the money I wasted in my twenties, it makes me sick to my stomach. I may as well have been lighting cash on fire. After the Great Recession began, I finally learned how to find great deals and cut down on household expenses. To date, I’ve literally save thousands of dollars, and now I actually have a good bit of money in the bank.
How did I do it? Lots of ways. Most of it involves buying things used, fixing things myself, and doing things the old fashioned way. For example, I regularly shop the thrift stores, I watch Youtube videos to learn how to fix things, and I let dishes and clothes air dry (which saves electricity). The money I save this way adds up faster than you might think.
In this article, Lisa shares 43 frugal tips to help you cut down on bills and other expenses. There is so much good advice in this article that I recommend printing it and putting it on the fridge. She writes, “Home is where the heart is, but for too many of us, it’s also where the debt is and where paychecks go to die. It’s also one area in which small savings steps can really add up and where everyday spending decisions can make a big difference. Here are a few tips that have helped my family get out of debt and stay out for the past 8 years. You can save money on household expenses starting today.” Follow the link below to keep reading.