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Money-saving recession tips?

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    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
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    sixby9is42 wrote Cut the cable: if you have to, just get the limited basic cable if you can’t get the broadcast channels with rabbit ears.

    +1

    We ditched our cable TV earlier this year and watch TV through Hulu and other free websites. Totally worth it since we only watch a small handful of shows anyway. ;)

    #247937

    Cyclist
    Member

    Walker wrote

    sixby9is42 wrote Cut the cable: if you have to, just get the limited basic cable if you can’t get the broadcast channels with rabbit ears.

    +1

    We ditched our cable TV earlier this year and watch TV through Hulu and other free websites. Totally worth it since we only watch a small handful of shows anyway. ;)

    +1. Hulu rules.

    Also,

    -Roll your own cigarettes.

    -Get a good collection of tools to fix and repair general things.

    #247938

    enzo
    Participant

    I have been fasting while my child is with his father and have stopped hanging out with mooch friends!

    #247939
    Coremodels
    Coremodels
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    enzo wrote mooch friends!

    isn’t that a little bit like honest thief or light maple syrup?

    #247940

    michaelcoyote
    Participant

    Cyclist wrote

    -Roll your own cigarettes.

    Better yet, quit…

    Cyclist wrote -Get a good collection of tools to fix and repair general things.

    A good skill to have in any economy…

    #247941
    Lauren Wilson
    Lauren Wilson
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    michaelcoyote wrote

    Lentils and pasta are a good friend as are cheap and filling veggies like sweet potatoes, cabbage and the like…

    I want you to teach me to make lentils and homemade biscuits and butter!

    #247942

    gramarye
    Participant

    Walker wrote

    sixby9is42 wrote Cut the cable: if you have to, just get the limited basic cable if you can’t get the broadcast channels with rabbit ears.

    +1

    We ditched our cable TV earlier this year and watch TV through Hulu and other free websites. Totally worth it since we only watch a small handful of shows anyway. ;)

    And another +1. I should have thought of cable; I just haven’t had it since the last time I had two roommates and thus could split the bill three ways.

    michaelcoyote wrote Better yet, quit…

    +1 to this, too. Goes along with the alcohol.

    Also: Be happy with the clothes you’ve got. A new pack of socks isn’t going to break the bank, but clothes add up if you buy more every month. (If you have to dress professionally for work, of course, the rules are different–there’s a limit to how conservative you can be in that instance. Even then, though, there are more- and less-expensive ways to dress professionally.)

    #247943

    coolbuckeye
    Participant

    stop going out on coffee breaks. 1latte a day @ $3*5days*53wks =$795.

    If you cant give up coffee, brew your own and you’ll still save money.

    #247944
    Anne Evans
    Anne Evans
    Keymaster

    osulew wrote

    michaelcoyote wrote

    Lentils and pasta are a good friend as are cheap and filling veggies like sweet potatoes, cabbage and the like…

    I want you to teach me to make lentils and homemade biscuits and butter!

    this is a great recipe for biscuits. quick and tasty:

    from the Betty Crocker Cookbook.

    2 cups all-purpose flour

    1 tablespoon sugar

    3 teaspoons baking powder

    1 teaspoon salt

    1/2 cup shortening

    3/4 cup milk

    HOW TO: Heat oven to 450 degrees.

    Mix flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in medium bowl. Cut in shortening using pastry blender or criss-crossing 2 knives, until mixture looks like fine crumbs. Stir in milk until dough leaves sides of bowl (dough will be soft & sticky). Place dough on lightly floured surface. Knead lightly 10 times. Roll or pat 1/2 in thick. Cut w/ floured 2 to 2-1/4 round cutter. Place on ungreased cookie sheet about 1 in apart for crusty sides, touching for soft sides.

    Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheet. SERVE WARM!

    #247945

    Cyclist
    Member

    -Don’t use paper towels and paper plates. Use real clothe napkins and dishes.

    -Buy kegs instead of cans.

    -Get a room mate.

    -Support local businesses.

    #247946

    coolbuckeye
    Participant

    If you work downtown. Carpool to work with a coworker and split the monthly parking fee.

    #247947

    gramarye
    Participant

    Oh, and shop at Wal-Mart.

    #247948
    Coremodels
    Coremodels
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    OK…slow down…it’s not Armageddon.

    First of all, Battlestar Galactica is starting soon…on cable.

    Secondly, high speed internet actually saves you money on porn rentals.

    Finally, this talk of abandoning beer and cigarettes is just un-American.

    OK, back to the tips.

    #247949

    michaelcoyote
    Participant

    gramarye wrote Oh, and shop at Wal-Mart.

    or make do with you you have and refrain from purchasing unnecessary items.

    If you do need to purchase someting consider buying used…

    I should also point out that buying a poorly constructed item at a discount and having to replace it frequently is false economy….

    #247950
    Coremodels
    Coremodels
    Participant

    michaelcoyote wrote

    gramarye wrote Oh, and shop at Wal-Mart.

    or make do with you you have and refrain from purchasing unnecessary items.

    are you implying that I didn’t actually need the 3 boxes of on-sale votive candles I bought the other day because they were sitting on the aisle with a giant “BUY ME” sign on them?!?

    oh wait…

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