Thursday, July 19, 2012

Guest Post: Top 5 Ways to Save Money

Can you afford your bills? Can you walk into a grocery store and buy what ever groceries that you need? With the cost of living getting higher every day, it gets harder and harder to pay our bills. I have put together a list of the top 5 ways to save money.

1.) Coupons, Coupons, Coupons. Do you use coupons? If not then you should. I am not saying that you have to jump in and be an extreme couponer but just using a few coupons here and there can save you big money.

2.) Pair your coupons with sales. When you do this you get the most from the coupon and your money. It is one of the best ways to stretch your dollar.

3.) Cut your cable bill back. You can save a lot of money each month by cutting out extra channels you probably don't even watch. What do you do if you have already cut it back you ask? Did you know that you can talk to your provider to see if there are any deals that you can get. I have done this many times, you just go in to the office or give them a call. Tell them it is getting hard to keep up with and you are looking around for better deals and wanted to know if they have anything to offer. They might not always have something available, but I have found that most of the time they do.

4.) Use your freezer. Almost everything can be frozen, eggs, milk, bread, meat, fruit and so much more. When you find items on a great sale and you have coupons its a great time to stock up. But you might say I only have a family of 2 or 3, how will we eat 5 dozen eggs before they go bad? Freeze them! Not all things come out the same after being frozen, but you still can use them. With eggs crack them open and scramble them up then pour them into ice trays. After they are frozen you can put them in freezer bags and use them as you need them. If you freeze a banana it might come out on the mushy side to just eat. However they work great in banana bread or smoothies.

5.)Learn to say no. I know this one can be one of the hardest to do. When you find a great deal on something but you don't need it or wont use it, don't buy it! That is in-less you plan on donating it. This one is even hard for me, but it does work.

About the Author:
Hi my name is Crystal, I love finding deals, freebies and just all around saving money! My goal is to help you do the same. That's why I started Couponing for Freebies. I hope my deal sharing helps you save and that you share it with your friends. My motto is, the more you share the more you save!

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