Thursday, January 24, 2008

Saving 100 Dollars Easy How To Save Money Tips

Here are some wonderful how to save money tips. I hope there is something for everyone.

  • Pack lunches for school and work.
  • Check thrift shops and yard sales for clothing instead of paying department store prices. You won't believe some of the wonderful finds you can get when you look for them.
  • Hang four loads of laundry per week instead of using your dryer. Don't want to Hang stuff outside due to it being too cold or too much pollen. Try hanging a retractable clothesline in your garage or get one of the collapsible clothesline that you can store out of the way when not in use
  • Make your own pizza from scratch instead of buying one. Get the kids involved to help keep fuss to a minimum. Here is a recipe for Pizza crust you can try or look online for one you like better: Pizza Crust

Pizza Crust

Combine in a large bowl

1 C warm water

1 pkg yeast

When dissolved, add

1 Tbls sugar

1 1/2 tsp salt

2 Tbls Vegetable oil

1 1/4 C Flour

Beat until Smooth. Add

2 C additional flour or

enough to make a stiff dough

(may use part whole wheat)

Kneed until elastic, about 5 min. Place in greased bowl and let rise until double, about 45 min. Form 2 balls. Pat and stretch to fill 2 greased pizza pans or cookie sheets. Let rise 10 Min.

Top and bake at 450 for 20 - 25 min until crust is golden brown and cheese is melted.

Write a good letter instead of making a monthly long-distance phone call. Come on lets face it everyone loves to get letters. Make someones day and let them know all that is going on with a nice long letter.

  • Drink less soda. Try dropping 1 can of soda a day. Good for your pocketbook your waistline and the environment how can you lose.
  • Bake a Batch of Bread (two loaves) per week. Yes this one will take some work (unless you have a bread maker) but the taste of fresh bread will make you forget about the work.
  • Try making your own homemade decorations, cake and wrapping paper for your children's Birthday Party. Having it in your backyard or local park will save you even more. I took my son to a Birthday party last year and His friends mom made the most wonderful Mystery Machine out of an old refrigerator box for a Scooby Doo Birthday party. The kids got to solve the mystery of the missing Birthday Presents and had a blast.
  • Reduce your Smoking by three Cigarettes per day. No I'm not going to preach about the benefits of quitting smoking. Your a grownup and can make your own choices but if you cut down on the number of Cigarettes you smoke a day you'll save.
  • Substitute dry milk in cooking, hot cocoa and other areas where it won't be noticed.

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