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bargains

Try Sciddy.com for a list of discounts in your zip code area. For those who are 50 or older. Savings are be as much as 15 percent. Try it.

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MAKE A LIST!!!

Whenever I went to the grocery store it seemed as though I walked out with SO many things I didn't need!

So now, whenever I run out of something I write it in my phone on a list! Then before I go to the store I check on-line or their circular to see if any of my items are on sale and then ...

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Where Does it All Go?

In order to save money, you need to know where it's going. Keep track of every dime you spend for 31 days (ex. gasoline, doctor visits & medications, snacks, newspapers, bus fare, lunches out, etc.). Mark whether it was a planned or spontaneous purchase. At the end of 31 days, categorize your spe...

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Yogurt like McDonalds

I take a cup of fiber one yogurt, thaw 1/2 cup of mixed berries and put in a cup to take in the car, I have found some low fat granola and sprinkle that on top sometimes,healthier and cheaper.

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Make a Wish List

When searching through catalogs where you send away for it, like Current or Avon, make a list of the things you would like to buy. A few days later go through the same list and see which items you still are interested in getting or buying. Most of the time the second list will be shorter than the fi...

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