Monday, October 19, 2009

Pack a Lunch!

Pack a lunch. If you purchase your lunch each day chances are, it is not very healthy and if it is…it is costing you a pretty penny. Think about it – avg $10/day for lunch, where if you made it at home it might cost about $3 or even better if you brought leftovers – cost $1. This can add up very quickly $7 savings per day ($10 - $3) times 5 days/wk = $35 x 4 wks /month = $140 per month just for lunch!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Gas Prices are Soaring!!

Walk! These day gas prices are skyrocketing. This is sort of a hidden expense as we don’t think about that quick trip to the store, or the quick trip to school back and forth everyday as costing much money. Trust me – these little trips add up quickly and are a direct cost to you each time. Walk your kids to school everyday, walk to the store that’s just a couple blocks away to pick up the milk. This will save you money and has the added bonus of taking off those inches too!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Stay out of the Mall!

Stay out of the Mall!! A lot of people use the mall as a past time. Once you are there it is way too tempting to purchase things, especially if they are on sale. This is what vendors want to happen. Stay out of the mall and the temptation is not there.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Leave kids at home

Don’t bring your kids grocery shopping. Kids have a way of filling up your grocery cart with all kinds of unhealthy snacks and unneeded items. Leave them at home it will save you some money!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Buy One Get One Coupons

Tammy Says,

My sister and I always meet for breakfast. We use buy one get one coupons for the meals and it cuts the bill in half.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Planning Meals Ahead

elaine said...

here's a thought plan your meals ahead and then make a grocery list of the items you don't already have. You can end up with a real system.... see what is on sale that week........ plan the weeks menus using as much of the big price sale items as possible.........check what you have on whats left ... you will always save money. when you are hungry for something put it on a want to have list and when the main ing. come on sale that's when you have it.

Eat before you Shop

Eat before you go grocery shopping. So many people head to the grocery store hungry…bad idea! When we are hungry we tend to buy everything in site that might satisfy our cravings. Eat first and it will help you stick to your list and your needs.