Tuesday, May 5, 2009

My Simple Money Saving Tricks


This weeks edition of Works-For-Me-Wednesday is themed the Frugal Edition. I opted to go for a list of my simple money saving tricks, seeing as we are still trying to work on that area.

*I try to always plan our meals for the week. It saves us an average of $25/week in groceries not to mention the headache of coming up with something at the last minute.

*Craigslist is my best friend for furniture or baby equipment, usually I can find lightly used items for a fraction of the price.

*When a doctor's visit is needed outside our pediatricians hours I try to take Logan to a clinic with late hours rather than the urgent care. It saves us money on our co-pay.

*Having prepared frozen meals on hand for when I don't feel like cooking. We don't end up spending money eating out and we eat healthier.

*And our best money saving benefit...Grandparents, They save us a ton of money on babysitting. :o) And we feel comfortable leaving Logan overnight.

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3 comments:

Your Frugal Friend, Niki said...

Amen! Grandparents are the best!

:)

Kirsty said...

Great tips! You are so blessed to have grandparents around. :)

Buffie said...

Ah yes, the grandparents. They are great for free babysitting and my daughter loves spending time with her grandparents too. It's a win win situation.