Cutting Costs

Today’s money tip will help you cut your costs and stretch your dollars. And these days, that’s important to everyone.

The trick to making the most of your money is to be creative in your savings ideas.

Before you go grocery shopping for instance, plan a menu for the week and try to choose meals that will last a few days. Clipping coupons is a great idea, but remember to only use coupons for foods you would normally buy and only if a cheaper store brand is not available. After each meal, always take leftovers to work for lunch.

To enjoy yourself without breaking the bank, take advantage of local public resources. Spend time outdoors by planning a hike, bike ride or family picnic. Also visit your local park or spend a day swimming at the pool, lake or ocean. This can be fun for the whole family at a low per-person cost.

For a night at home, plan a game night, bake/cook together or read stories out loud. All of these activities will provide great entertainment at virtually no cost.

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