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, ...

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 ...

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Tip #8: Implement the A La Carte Method

This is Tip #8 of the Save $1,000 in 30 Days Challenge. Today, we’re going to implement the A La Carte Method to save money on the subscriptions you're paying for. People spend an enormous amount on subscriptions without ever realizing it. Not only are the payments automatically sent, but it takes active effort -- and acknowledging that ...

Tip #7: Create a “No Spending” day once a week

This is tip #7 of the Save $1,000 in 30 Days Challenge. Today's tip is to set at least one day per week on your calendar when you don't spend one dollar. Do you think you could do it? Technically, even if you don't open your wallet, you're still spending money on things like rent/mortgage, car insurance, subscriptions, ...