Tip #14: Use self-persuasion to share how much you’ve saved so far

This is Tip #14 of of the Save $1,000 in 30 Days Challenge. (See past tips.) Today's tip is to write down how much you've saved so far, AND how you would motivate others to save money. (Skip to the survey here.) If this doesn't seem like an obvious savings tip, let me share an experiment that social psychologist ...

How to negotiate lower car insurance

Follow the detailed script below to negotiate your car insurance fees down. This is Tip #13 of of the Save $1,000 in 30 Days Challenge. (See past tips.) Today's tips is to negotiate lower car insurance. Most of us pick a rate once, then never go back again. But if you do, you can save hundreds of dollars each ...

Tip #12: How I’m saving $2,000+ on eating out in 2009

This is Tip #12 of the Save $1,000 in 30 Days Challenge. Today's tip is to save money on eating out using services that offer incredibly steep discounts. I eat out a lot, so this one is saving me tons of money. You can get big discounts on eating out if you plan ahead and are willing to use ...

Tip #11: Never pay full retail price for clothes (or eyeglasses) again

This is tip #11 of the Save $1,000 in 30 Days Challenge. Today's tip is to never pay retail prices for clothes again using some sites you've heard of, and a bunch of sites I bet you haven't. How much do you spend per year on clothes? Think carefully about that question -- if you buy a $300 coat, ...

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Tip #10: Use the free rewards from your credit card, car insurance, and workplace

This is tip #10 of the Save $1,000 in 30 Days Challenge. Today's tip is to use the perks offered by your car insurance, credit card, and even your job -- the ones most people ignore. Think about the places you belong to as a member: your credit card, auto insurance, Costco, or your job. Each of these offers ...

Tip #9: Only buy new things when replacing something old

This is tip #9 of the Save $1,000 in 30 Days Challenge. Today's tip is to keep an "Item Budget" in your house -- and before you buy something new, you must get rid of something old. This tip was submitted by Evert from London, UK, who writes: When buying things like clothes, set a rule for yourself that ...