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Wear Maternity Clothes

If your problem area is your waist, you might try wearing maternity clothes. The fit is comfortable, and it looks very stylish. They make really cute maternity wear these days. And the savings come in when you don't have to purchase as many pairs of pants, because they stretch if you get bigger, and...

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call customer service

At least once a year I call a customer rep and tell them I can't pay so much every month. They pull up my acct and we renegotiate- sometimes eliminating things I don't really need- sometimes just bringing down the rates. This has worked for my cell phone, my landline, my cable and my car insurance, ...

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Keep the Dates from Expiring

Save money by not exceeding safe storage dates. Skip the grocery store for a week or two. Make a list of everything you have on hand, post it next to your computer. Brainstorm meal ideas. Create menus and cross the items off your list as you use them.

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Dollar Bills

Treat your dollar bills like your spare change. At the end of the day take your singles and put them in a piggy bank. You will be surprised at how fast they add up I then deposit mine in the bank at the end of every month.

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