What are some ways you save money?
Submitted by Pixiemom.
I am a real cheapskate in a lot of ways.
I got to movies at Mid day, rather than during the evening.
I fill up my car (this is mostly for summer) in the morning because apparently due to the coolness you can get more gas in the car…(Wish I could remember who told me this and why I think it is true.)
I use the Library for books for the most part.
I hoard pennies, which is not really helping me save money, but eventually I roll the pennies and put them in the bank. So far in the past 5 weeks, I seem to have found about 5.00 in change…when it gets to the bank, that will be some "free money"
More useful ways:
I dump spare money into inaccessible places like 2 year CD's (Yay I have one that matures in July!), known stocks, and my IRA.
I pay my bills on time and avoid late fees.
I do not use Credit Cards.
I try to cook at home, bring my lunch to work…
One thing specific to my profession:I buy three pairs of scrubs for work at the 9.00 price. These are the plain navy blue shirts and tops. I do not buy the scrubs with weird dancing angels, ranibows or sports teams that cost 30.00 each. I figure someone is bound to vomit, pee, poo or bleed on my scrubs so why pay a lot of cash for them. I look cute enough in the navy blues not to worry about it. Plus I seem to be taken more seriously.
THe only thing I can not save cash on is SHOES. specifically running shoes. Occasionally I am able to get the outgoing model on sale and I will actually buy 3 pairs at a time especially if I am afraid they will do what Mizuno has done lately….make their shoe wider those dastardly bunch.