$5 Savings Plan

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  1. ronalee
    January 8, 2013

    Thank you for updating these tips, and thank you for my $5 :)

  2. Brenda
    January 13, 2013

    Great tips! I have started using those tips, but never actually set the $5 aside. I know, what was I thinking?!
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  3. janet
    January 24, 2013

    i actually stopped drinking soda, i make my coffee most of the time, recycle, grocery shop twice a week so I don’t waste food, reuse zip lop bags if its clean enough, and much more to cut spending.

  4. Sherry
    January 24, 2013

    When we go to the theme parks, we pack a lunch, juice and snacks for the kids. We save so much money by just bringing our own instead of buying.

  5. Erinn S
    January 24, 2013

    I am always reusing bags and baggies. I also hardly buy my son new clothes as fast as he grows..consignment!
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  6. Amanda N.
    January 24, 2013

    I plan on saving $5 by getting more organized and remembering to pay my bills on time – no more late fees!

  7. Amanda N.
    January 24, 2013

    I would give the other one to my husband. He is a coffee snob and one be completely overjoyed!

  8. Candice D.
    January 24, 2013

    I stay organized, and use credit cards with cash back to pay for things (and then pay them off every month).

  9. Shar
    January 24, 2013

    So many great ideas. Here are 2 simple/little ideas:
    1. I love to also re-use cards (birthday, thank you, etc.) to create new cards.
    2. use Sunday colorful comic strips for wrapping paper

  10. Cynthia R
    January 24, 2013

    i already do most of the above drinking water instead of sodas, not eating out, if I do eat out, I try and have a coupon, we are focusing on eating more vegeterian meals after watching a documentary, not buying as much meat has been saving us money!

  11. Cynthia R
    January 24, 2013

    i would give to my best friend

  12. Roseanne A
    January 24, 2013

    I rarely eat lunch out! Big savings by having lunch at home or packing your own.

  13. Camiele
    January 24, 2013

    I saved atleast $5 by not going anywhere today :-)

  14. jodi bradshaw
    January 24, 2013

    i do sooo many of these – i am always looking for ways to save money. i hate wasting!!

  15. Crystal Green
    January 24, 2013

    my family saves $5 per day by no longer buying fountain drinks at the gas station, not driving anywhere if we don’t need to, not eating out (and when we do, we try to share if we can), downsized our cable plan as low as we could to keep a couple channes the kids enjoy, not buying as many individual bottles of water though we still have to buy the 5 gallon jugs as we dont have city water, and of course by couponing. Your tips are great by the way.

  16. clarissa
    January 24, 2013

    everytime we go out doing errands etc my kids get thirsty. I keep drink boxes in the car so I don’t have to stop and buy them drinks (there are 6 of them so it really adds up)

  17. sandy weinstein
    January 24, 2013

    comment for starbucks card-i saved over 10.00 plus at staples, but downloading the coupons for the free paper and colored paper, also saved by using the coupon to get the air blaster for 4.99 for 2 instead of paying 8.99. also used the 25% rebate coupon and the 4.00 coupon on the paper towels and the 2.99 coupon on the 24 bottles of water. so, i actually saved alot more than 10.00.

  18. Faith
    January 25, 2013

    What don’t I do to save money,lol. First, I cut my husbands and children’s hair, learned watching a video. Second, I try hard to use swagbucks a lot so that every month I’m saving 5 bucks by earning it!

  19. clarissa
    January 25, 2013

    use 1/2 the meat called for in a casserole…up veggies, pasta etc instead

  20. Jody C
    January 25, 2013

    To save $5 (and more) utilize many of the tips on your list, shopping a thrift stores, buying in bulk, recycling aluminum, packing my, my kids, & my hubby’s lunches, snacks, etc, growing my own veggies in the summer & fall and canning what I can so I have them all winter as well…so many things.

  21. Trisha W.
    January 25, 2013

    I saved more than $5 by baking and decorating my son’s 5th birthday cake.

  22. Odelia C
    January 26, 2013

    I use many of these tips in my home. We have a reverse osmosis and use water bottles. I cook most meals at home and always use coupons and wait for things to go on sale.

  23. clarissa
    January 26, 2013

    i bought clippers and cut my boys’ hair. They need cuts every 3-4 weeks so it adds up pretty quickly

  24. Tammy S
    January 26, 2013

    To save money we started composting and went to every other week trash pick up. We have saved a ton and don’t through as much in the trash. we recycle or compost most of our waste.

  25. Cindy
    January 26, 2013

    I use a root touch between coloring.

  26. Patricia B
    January 26, 2013

    To save money, we sit and make a menu for a week at a time and figure out what we need and what we can make. Then we check and get what is on sale and with coupons.

  27. Kim M
    January 27, 2013

    I save by buying pantry stock items when they are buy one-get one free. On my last grocery bill, I saved almost $40 this way!

  28. clarissa
    January 27, 2013

    bought store bakery items from the day old reduced section

  29. mandy
    January 27, 2013

    I am saving $5 by skipping my Starbucks coffee urge when I go to Target! Also, by making my own laundry and dishwasher detergents. Saving lots of $5!!

  30. Debbie Craine
    January 27, 2013

    I am saving $5.00 by not buying paperback books. I only get the free e-books for my kindle(which i got for a birthday present) I also have my checking and savings at the same bank. I can move 5.00 per day to my savings online.

  31. karen d
    January 27, 2013

    I really like this idea of saving a little every day. Without even thinking about it, I already take extra change I have in my pocket or find in my husband’s pants when doing laundry and put it in a jar. We have cashed in a few full jars already at our bank and put it away for our kids to use when going on vacation in the future. It should be easy enough to utilize more of the ideas listed above and make it $5 every day. Who couldn’t use an extra $1,000+ at the end of the year?!

  32. Stephanie from CT
    January 27, 2013

    never order anything online with out looking for a promo code!

  33. Stephanie from CT
    January 28, 2013

    I have gone back to using coupons, at least $30 a trip!

  34. Stephanie from CT
    January 28, 2013
  35. s.grisham
    January 28, 2013

    I cut my son’s hair.

  36. clarissa
    January 28, 2013

    we cancelled our satellite tv. it saves us well over $100 a month

  37. Alex
    January 28, 2013

    I save by cooking all of my own meals.
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  38. Danielle Papsis
    January 29, 2013

    My family actually does a lot of these already- haircuts at home, planning ahead, bringing snacks and drinks with us for our toddler.

  39. clarissa
    January 29, 2013

    we freeze during winter…thermostat set to about 62 but we only have to buy one load of propane a year

  40. Allie D.
    January 29, 2013

    One way I save five dollars is by purchasing a whole chicken and cooking it in the crockpot. I try to purchase when whole chicken is at or below . 99/lbs. There are so many differnt dinners you can get from one chicken! chicken noodle soup, chicken pot pie, chicken in rice or noodles. I also use get broth after the meat is taken off.

  41. Kristy Rotolo
    January 29, 2013

    I save $5 by wrecking coupons.

  42. Tiffany F
    January 29, 2013

    I save $5 by making my coffee at home in a to go mug 4 days a week and only treating myself to coffee out once or twice a week.

  43. Calshondra Williams
    January 30, 2013

    I love the $5 Savings Plan tips and have learned some good ones. I already have clippers and I cut hubby’s hair and my sons. I rarely eat lunch out. I always pack my own lunch or go home and eat.

  44. Melissa mele
    January 30, 2013

    We try to do most of these. I’m the coupon clipper in the house. It’s crazy how much we(people)pay for “convenience” of vending machines, gas station treats, etc when out and about. I guess some people don’t have money concerns?!?!

  45. Melissa mele
    January 30, 2013

    We try to do most of these. I’m the coupon clipper in the house. It’s crazy how much we(people)pay for “convenience” of vending machines, gas station treats, etc when out and about. I guess some people don’t have money concerns?!?! We also “recycle” kids clothes that ours have outgrown. Pass them to friends with kids and vice versa. <3 it!!!

  46. clarissa
    January 30, 2013

    check your drugstores for cosmetic clearances. They makrk down things that are close to “sale by date” and discontinued colors/items to savings of 75% or more

  47. Julia Soriano
    January 31, 2013

    Living well while broke is somewhat of a speciality of mine. Maybe the biggest thing my husband and I do is cook everything at home from scatch and always make lunches, We always stay with friends or relatives when we travel and our “date” activity is grocery shopping. When you make all your meals from scratch, use coupons and track prices, grocery shopping can be a very entertaining puzzle.

  48. clarissa
    January 31, 2013

    check you local area for vet clinics often at pet stores. You can avoid paying office visit charges and get your pets vaccines etc at reduced prices

  49. clarissa
    January 31, 2013
  50. McCall
    January 31, 2013

    I goto the library every 2 weeks & get 8-10 books. If I find a book I can’t live without I will get online & find a coupon 4 a store where I can purchase it or have it shipped to for free. I do not own a single credit card so if I can’t find a coupon that week I’ll wait till the next cuz I can literally see exactly how much cash I have for the week & it has to last. Any $ leftover @ the end of the month will b added 2 bank account CD where I can add 2 but, not withdrawal til a specific date. I also use sites like groupon etc. I would share with my mom who got hooked me into Amazon after my traumatic brain injury. We don’t drink caffeine, coffee.

  51. Michelle Tucker
    January 31, 2013

    We save on eating out by not buying drinks, and ask for water.
    Michelle

  52. Shannon Alexander
    January 31, 2013

    Our kids love going to the zoo. So one of the ways we save is by paying for a membership. THe membership pays for itself with just 2 visits. Each visit after that is like going for free.

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