Monthly Archives: September 2011

Laura’s Cheap Trick #41

Pay Your Bills On-Time. You know you are going to pay them.  It’s not an option of not paying them.  So pay them on-time and save yourself the $25 fee.  Look into auto-bill pay.  In addition you will notice your … Continue reading

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Laura’s Cheap Trick #40

Make a List. Don’t go shopping without a list.  It helps keep the impulse buys to a minimum and helps you to remember the meals you had planned.  (And make sure all your parts for the meal are present)  But … Continue reading

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Laura’s Cheap Trick #39

Pass It On. The hand-me-down isn’t limited to clothing or family.  We have received hand-me-down computer games, movies, place settings, clothing, dog supplies in addition to the standard clothing.  If you have not desire to sell it and not sure … Continue reading

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Laura’s Cheap Trick #38

Buy it Used. – Books Plain and simple.  Does it really matter if you buy it new or used?  I have been following this one since college when we had the opportunity to purchase our college textbooks at a 30-50% … Continue reading

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Laura’s Cheap Trick #37

Shipping and Mailing Boxes/Padded Envelops – Re-Use them. I own a small business but before starting my own company I worked for others.  One place I noticed huge waste was in shipping and packaging.  Our company would spend oodles of … Continue reading

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Thumbs up! (via bredesigned)

I can remember as a child driving to the recycling center and separating out the glass by color and tossing the bottles into the containers. Today we must toss our trash in one of three bins, recycle, waste or compost. … Continue reading

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Laura’s Cheap Trick #36

Bottle, Filter or Tap? An easy way to save money without too much effort is to change your water consumption over to filtered and tap water.  Many packaged bottled waters are nothing more then filtered tap water and some don’t even go … Continue reading

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