Many months ago, I wrote a post entitled Your Very, Very Best Money Saving Tips. The idea behind the post was to get as many bloggers who would to write a post of their own about their single best tip for saving money. The response to the post was very positive. But, after moving from my old hosting to new hosting, many of the links to the various tips were mangled. But, I have taken the time to fix the links and I want to “revive” the post. Basically, my goal is to have over 100 bloggers submit their very, very best money saving tip. All that I ask is that after you write your post, leave a comment letting me know that you’ve written you post, and link-back to the “Tips” post. (If you do not have a blog, feel free to leave a comment at the original post, and I’ll include it in the list of 100!) Please read the entire original “Tips”post. Feel free to contact me with any and all questions. Remember, do not link to THIS post or comment on THIS post! Link to and comment on the ORIGINAL post! (At one time, I was going to run a “contest” in association with this post, but I’ve recently learned that there can be legal ramifications for running a contest online. Let’s put it this way, once I reach 100 posts, I’ll do “something” to celebrate. A donation to a worthy charity, perhaps?)
10 thoughts on “Requesting Your Very, Very Best Money Saving Tip (Again!)”
Thanks for the great topic, NCN. I have posted my tip over at my blog: Eliminate baggage from your life – hopefully it adds something useful to the conversation!
I added mine.
My tip is–have your money taken directly out of your paycheck to a savings account
One thing that has helped me a lot in the past is dividing my paycheck (using direct deposit) into 2 different accounts. I used to deposit 25% of the paycheck into another account that I would not touch at all. It was a savings account. This was my way of forcing myself to only live on 75% of the paycheck.
Use retailers price matching policies to save on the items you are looking to buy. Very rarely do people use these policies that the stores promote. Circuit City and Staples are two companies that are aggressive in this area.
freecycle.org has been a big money saver for our family. Free swing-set, free computer equipment, free children’s clothes, free firewood, free television…that’s just a few of the things we’ve received. It’s a great system to keep stuff out of the landfill, and the prices can’t be beat!
It is also great for getting those cluttery things out of your house without paying for disposal.
I just posted at my site http://www.eventualmillionaire.com/ and my tip has saved me $625 so far this year!
Hi! I was trying to email you a question from your contact form, but couldn’t get it to work. It’s a bit off… I just wanted to link to you on a post of mine, but am not sure whether to refer to you as “he” or “she”! If you could email me a response, I’d appreciate it. Thanks!
Ask for discounts, particularly with small businesses. I have obtained many discounts by asking “Do you have a pre-payment discount?” Most businesses have agreed to at least a 5% discount for up-front payment. This is along the lines of asking “Is that your best price?” which also often yields a discount, particularly if you do not need all of the options that are presented.
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