Transfer your savings to a high interest account, shop around for the best deal. ING had a great deal on a few months ago for new accounts and I can't believe the amount of interest I am earning compared to my old savings account.
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07-03-2012 09:09 #31
07-03-2012 09:20 #32Junior Member
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- I save all my $5 notes. They add up so quickly, I literally never use them.
- As mentioned previously, I meal plan; use vinegar, bicarb and water for cleaning
- I have just started using soap nuts to wash the clothes in. Soooo much cheaper.
- Take note of the price per kilo/100 sheets etc on the pricing tickets at the shops. It is not always cheaper to buy in bulk packets. For example, I have often found it cheaper to buy 2x packs of 8 rolls of toilet paper than it is to buy 1x 16 pack.
- I buy clothes as I need them, but only buy socks, undies etc when on special. I only ever buy linen and other household items on special.
- I also buy better quality/brand name clothes for my son. More expensive to start (I buy them mostly on special) but they wash better, last much longer and if I don't have another boy, I will be able to sell them later. Everything I have bought from Target etc has been needed to be thrown out when as my son grows out of it.
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03-04-2012 17:39 #35Senior Member
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Def meal plan and shop to your list
Buy treats when on special and that way you get to try different stuff too
Work out all ur expenses fortnightly / weekly (how often u get paid) and put that amount away so you always have money on hand to pay ALL bills
Op shop / ebay for clothing. My DD has a wardrobe with alot of pumpkin patch / sprout clothing - more often than not barely worn or not worn at all. And if u find bargains at an op shop in a larger size put away, they will grow into them soon enough!
Clothes swap with friends
Dont buy clothes u dont need! Eg- my DD only has 2 pairs of jeans, 2 pairs of trakkys etc - less washing too!
Wash only full loads
fill up car on the cheapest day
I only use one cleaner. Earth multi purpose cleaner to clean everything. You dont need a different cleaner for each room of the house! The amount of stuff on the market is ridiculous!!!
Is second toy library! And borrowing books, magazines etc
I cant think of anymore right now Great thread....
11-04-2012 11:52 #36
Buy less stuff. Most people probably don't need half the crap they buy anyway.
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