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Do you have some good Ways to save money?
« on: 12/10/2008 21:04:11 »
What with the credit crunch turning into the credit crisis and the banks going under it is hard to find new and interesting ways of saving money. Can anyone think of any? Also I'd like a collective noun for Bankers. My friend suggested a wunch.




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Re: Do you have some good Ways to save money?
« Reply #1 on: 12/10/2008 21:47:10 »
How about "A wealth of bankers"?

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Re: Do you have some good Ways to save money?
« Reply #2 on: 12/10/2008 21:58:04 »
You go first.
 

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Re: Do you have some good Ways to save money?
« Reply #3 on: 12/10/2008 22:12:28 »
I don't pay for it  [^]
 

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Re: Do you have some good Ways to save money?
« Reply #4 on: 12/10/2008 22:21:11 »
I don't pay for it  [^]

not now you are married...

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Re: Do you have some good Ways to save money?
« Reply #5 on: 12/10/2008 22:47:56 »
Save on bank fees by handling your own money and closing your accounts! LOL!

Car pooling,

making shopping lists for 1 days worth of trips..

sending payments by mail not hand delivery!

Heavier curtains for winter or insulate your windows

find and stop drafts

wood heat.. (I wish I still had mine!)

By non named branded foods

clip coupons

bicycle

watch your old videos two or three times a month instead of renting new ones..

Don't go to a movie bring the theater to you.. pop some popcorn make refreshment healthy snacks

use your rainwater for watering plants and washing hair..

cut your own hair or let it grow for the winter then only cut it to donate for locks for love..(save having a stylist cut it regularly )

energy saving lights or use lamps and lamp oil when you can cut the dark electrical hours down.. its nice and also can be very intimate and cozy on stormy nights!

Add more blankets to the beds and keep heavier throws in your living room to combat the cold.. buy a cozy fleece wrap... ( I am going too!)

Clean your heater filters or vacuum dust out of furnaces to keep them efficient..

Vaccuum the back coils of refrigerator freezer units.. and clean drain plugs etc..

Preset your thermostats  to be conservative at night and be moderate during warmer hours!

use large area rugs on linolium or hardwood floors for the winter to keep your footsies warmer!

Defrost your meats the old fashioned way by taking it out and not using the microwave defrost cycle...

unplug appliances while not in use to conserve electricity in stand by mode!

wear warmer clothes

wear shoes and socks on cold days and evenings

Wear a knit cap or beanie to conserve body heat

limit your shower time

Buy in bulk if possible and freeze more things.... or split and share the bulk products, and the bill with a friend and save money on mutual products! Buy by the case..

Grow your own herbs etc.. or other goodies in the winter in pots inside if possible

Plan a party with a friend if you both want to have guests and slit the costs and the work! Nice way to meet new friends

Hug your family and tell them you love them... Just because it saves heartache!













 

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Re: Do you have some good Ways to save money?
« Reply #6 on: 13/10/2008 01:23:42 »
I don't pay for it  [^]

not now you are married...

Who says married people aren't paying for it?
 

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Re: Do you have some good Ways to save money?
« Reply #7 on: 13/10/2008 08:06:39 »
Share your shower with your partner - it may not save too much money, but it can sure be interesting!
 

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Re: Do you have some good Ways to save money?
« Reply #8 on: 13/10/2008 10:37:39 »
I try to save money and it can be difficult when emergencies happen. Although I  try to cut back on foodie treats and
try not to go out for a meal more than I have too,

That's unless I'm visiting family then I take the bus although
my main method of getting around is on foot. Healthier and greener too.

I do grow my own herbs and I've frozen some for the wintertime.
As I do with leftovers of stews and I cook with fresh food as much as I can also I wear layers in the winter, that saves money and buy my clothes from charity shops sometimes.
 

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« Reply #9 on: 13/10/2008 15:03:32 »
Hurry up and be 60 and get a bus pass.  [^]

Good point about growing herbs - they're a costly ingredient in supermarkets and are easy to grow; many (marjoram, parsley) can be dried for winter use if you get an excess
 

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« Reply #10 on: 13/10/2008 15:24:20 »
Hurry up and be 60 and get a bus pass.  [^]

Good point about growing herbs - they're a costly ingredient in supermarkets and are easy to grow; many (marjoram, parsley) can be dried for winter use if you get an excess

Blake I have a few years before I reach 60 to go and the herbs
that I have are a Bay leaf bush also a rosemary bush. lavender only that's not edible. I always get an excess of the herbs.

Also in the daytime I try not to turn on the lights to save the bulbs and money too. After all what can be greener than using
daylight.
 

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« Reply #11 on: 13/10/2008 15:43:48 »
Rosalind - when you reach 60 you'll wonder why you hadn't done it sooner.  ;D

 

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Re: Do you have some good Ways to save money?
« Reply #12 on: 13/10/2008 17:05:16 »
Rosalind - when you reach 60 you'll wonder why you hadn't done it sooner.  ;D



Blake I doubt it as being 50+ is bad enough. Anyway I can't be older than I am right now anymore than you can.
Otherwise let us all in on the secret
 

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Re: Do you have some good Ways to save money?
« Reply #13 on: 13/10/2008 18:33:16 »
I think Karen is winning the thrifty prize so far.

Dentstu, since when was showering with your partner interesting? Reading New Scientist is interesting. There are other adjectives that I would use in these circumstances!!
 

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Re: Do you have some good Ways to save money?
« Reply #14 on: 13/10/2008 20:05:34 »
then come and shower with my partner, and i think that the interest stakes might increase...
 

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Re: Do you have some good Ways to save money?
« Reply #15 on: 13/10/2008 20:09:17 »
Dont buy newspapers, just work out how much you spend on them in a week!

Turn the central heating thermostat down by 2 degrees and also the water temperature.

Dont use paper kitchen towels.

Dont heat all the rooms in the house only the main one and use thermostatic radiator valves. Same with lighting, only have the room you are using at the time lit.

Restrict the use of the mobile phone and if you do use a normal phone then call after 6pm if possible.

Try to dry washing out of doors on the line when possible.



Haha Karen, I didn't even know microwaves had a defrost cycle!



@ Make it Lady.  I though the collective noun for bankers was wan....!

 

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« Reply #16 on: 13/10/2008 20:10:26 »
Does she know you are inviting strange ladies from Forums around to shower with her?

Is she Steve Davis as he was described as interesting.
then come and shower with my partner, and i think that the interest stakes might increase...
 

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« Reply #17 on: 13/10/2008 20:13:35 »
Thanks Mad man, karen you have a rival for the prize.

More collective nouns please.
 

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Do you have some good Ways to save money?
« Reply #18 on: 15/10/2008 23:56:39 »
Become a monk / nun !
 

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« Reply #19 on: 16/10/2008 00:32:12 »
Stop buying batteries for a certain vibrating appliance and rely on your partner to do the job that was originally intended for him to do!!! LOL...Hmmmmm......I wonder how much money would I save........Hee hee hee..
 

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« Reply #20 on: 16/10/2008 11:33:30 »
Tell your children than when the ice-cream van plays a tune it means they have sold all the ice-cream.  :)
 

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« Reply #21 on: 16/10/2008 11:54:39 »
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Tell your children than when the ice-cream van plays a tune it means they have sold all the ice-cream.

That is just sooooo cruel, and absolutely brilliant, consider it done ! ;)
 

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« Reply #22 on: 16/10/2008 12:30:18 »
Rosalind - when you reach 60 you'll wonder why you hadn't done it sooner.  ;D



Blake I doubt it as being 50+ is bad enough. Anyway I can't be older than I am right now anymore than you can.
Otherwise let us all in on the secret


The secret is............not to mind how old you are.
 

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« Reply #23 on: 16/10/2008 12:56:19 »
Recession-busting tip:

Now is the time to buy the home you've always wanted on the Costa del Sol - one resort is offering a but-one-get-one-free scheme (though why anyone would want even one home there is a mystery).
 

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« Reply #24 on: 16/10/2008 14:30:11 »
One that's occurred to me recently (and may not make much sense to the Americans on the board) is to use a stove-top kettle instead on electric one.  Heating is more efficient by gas than it is by electricity, and as it's unusual you're more likely to use the right amount of water.  And (unlike with an electric kettle) you can't forget about it and have to boil it again later on to make your tea.

Also, get a library card and instead of staying up in front of the TV, go to bed earlier and read!

No idea what the savings would be, but if you look after the pennies...
 

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