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Find a buddy

Finding a buddy who is going through some of the same struggles you are can be of benefit. If you are having trouble keeping up with exercise, check in with a friend who will help keep you accountable. Or better yet, find someone with whom you can exercise.

- Submitted by HEALTH4LYFE 3/26/2010 in Getting Back On Track | 0 Comments

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"Cookies" in the Cookie Jar

Whenever I clean out my purse, wallet, or cup holder that holds change in my vehicle I drop the extra change in a cookie jar my grandma bought me. Eventually, I take time to cash it all in and it usually buys a few gallons of gas or in my case, pair of shoes, LOL!

- Submitted by LILLIANH13 3/26/2010 in Saving Money | 5 Comments

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Turn your grocery savings into REAL savings

Shop sales, use coupons, loyalty card discounts, etc., when grocery shopping. The total you save is usually printed at the bottom of the receipt. Transfer that amount from your checking into your savings account; you'll be surprised how it really adds up over a period of time!!

- Submitted by MRSBEANS57 3/26/2010 in Saving Money | 5 Comments

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STICK TO A LIST & keep a list on the fridge, add to it daily as supplies run out

How often do you get to the checkout and wonder how in the heck your grocery bill got so high? I keep an ongoing list on my refrigerator and add to it whenever we run out of something. Don't buy stuff just because it is on sale! STICK TO YOUR LIST! Your wallet & savings account will thank you!

- Submitted by SOOTHINGGLOW 3/26/2010 in Saving Money | 5 Comments

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coupons and ads

Print coupons from the internet and then match them to the ads. I make it easy and take my ads and coupons to walmart as they match all competitor ads and accept on line printed coupons

- Submitted by GRANDMAL21 3/26/2010 in Saving Money | 1 Comment

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Hide money

I hide my money in a baking soda container in the fridge, eventuallly u forget its there. I also save all my change i never spend change i just save in two weeks we had 100 in change.

- Submitted by KEIRSDON4 3/26/2010 in Saving Money | 0 Comments

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Just a few little things

1. clip coupons, print them from freeflys,other free coupon sites, also use Sunday paper to catch deals ( average savings for me 90.00)
2. when we use our check card it automatically adds 1.00 to a separate high interest savings acct- used for family
vacation
3. budget plans for gas/electric

- Submitted by MOMMYBYCHOICE 3/26/2010 in Saving Money | 2 Comments

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Shop in your closet

I have a lot of clothes in my closet that I grew out of over the last couple years. Now that I'm losing weight, I tried on all my clothes to determine how tight they are and lined them up in my closet accordingly. Now, as I lose the pounds, I go shopping in my closet -I save both time and money!

- Submitted by SPRINGTIME69 3/26/2010 in Saving Money | 6 Comments

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light juice

If you like juices like Tropicana 50 *fewer carbs* just buy the regular OJ and add water to the juice in your glass. Start with 1/4 water and see how you like the taste. You can use more water according to your personal taste. You get twice as much for half the price and fewer calories and carbs!

- Submitted by GLYNN1 3/26/2010 in Saving Money | 4 Comments

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skip the starbucks

Instead of buying coffee at Starbucks on the way to work, i started making at home and bringing it in a travel mug. Saved time and money. emoticon

- Submitted by LBIMAMMA 3/26/2010 in Saving Money | 2 Comments
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