Ways to SAVE Money

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Riede Real Estate, Lic. 01310792

Money Saving IdeasDue to our economic times and all the negativity that surrounds us with television and the news, it seems that it is time to take action and be proactive.

Many families are struggling to make ends meet.  Sometimes it's hard to think of different ways to save money.  It's like the old saying 

 you can't see the forest for the trees...

Here are a few ways to help save money in your household.  Can you think of any to add?

  1. Get rid of the Satellite Dishes and just have cable (don't need 105 channels)

  2. Get rid of home phone line and use cell phone instead

  3. Cut out buying lattes

  4. Pack a lunch

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Rainmaker
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Gena Riede
Riede Real Estate, Lic. 01310792 - Sacramento, CA
Real Estate Broker - Sacramento CA Real Estate (916) 417-2699

Barb, those coupons when deciding to eat out, certainly do help save some money. We always need to remember though, that when leaving a tip, it should be based on the full amount prior to the coupon.

Mar 01, 2009 04:03 AM #11
Rainmaker
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Gena Riede
Riede Real Estate, Lic. 01310792 - Sacramento, CA
Real Estate Broker - Sacramento CA Real Estate (916) 417-2699

Sharon, smart cookie!

Mar 01, 2009 04:04 AM #12
Rainmaker
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Gena Riede
Riede Real Estate, Lic. 01310792 - Sacramento, CA
Real Estate Broker - Sacramento CA Real Estate (916) 417-2699

Kathryn, those are great tips...added!  May your savings for your son's education continue to increase!! And what a good lesson you are teaching your son.

Mar 01, 2009 04:16 AM #13
Rainmaker
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Gena Riede
Riede Real Estate, Lic. 01310792 - Sacramento, CA
Real Estate Broker - Sacramento CA Real Estate (916) 417-2699

Judy, smart gal!

Mar 01, 2009 04:17 AM #14
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Naoma Doriguzzi
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We got rid of cable because we barely watch tv and are more likely to rent movies on the weekend.  Who has time for tv anyways?

Mar 03, 2009 11:34 AM #15
Rainmaker
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Russell Lewis
Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate - Austin, TX
Broker,CLHMS,GRI

Hi Gena! Excellent post, my family was in the grocery business so I was raised to be frugal and as times get tight for many of us, your list is even more important! Hope you are doing well!

Mar 04, 2009 12:53 AM #16
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Terry Miller
Miller Homes Group - Tyler, TX
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What a great post. When my kids were in school I did most of the things on the list.

Mar 05, 2009 08:59 AM #17
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Russell Lewis
Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate - Austin, TX
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Hi there, I came back to bookmark this post to see all of the added tips and maybe pass them on! Have a great weekend!

Mar 13, 2009 10:20 AM #18
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Karen Kruschka
RE/MAX Executives - Woodbridge, VA
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Gena  Keep the tires on your car properly inflated - low air pressure reduces MPG

Mar 15, 2009 06:34 AM #19
Rainer
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Thomas R. Martin Broker/Owner ICPM
Investors Choice Property Management - Sacramento, CA
Property Management the way it SHOULD be.

Fire the gardenenr, the pool guy, and take stock of any and all "monthly automatic payments", asking yourself "couldn't I do that myself?"

Mar 17, 2009 12:08 PM #20
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Russell Lewis
Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate - Austin, TX
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Hi Gena, just dropped by to say hello. I have been so busy that I have barely had time to post anything! Hope you are doing well!

Mar 31, 2009 11:46 AM #21
Rainmaker
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Liz Carter
Liz Carter & Team Realty-Your Real Estate Resource For Life! - Katy, TX
Broker/Owner of Liz Carter & Team Realty, Katy TX (Houston)

Hey Pretty Lady...

I saved a ton of money when I stopped drinking wine, especially when out to dinner, the wine bill was more than the food bill.  Of course I had a lot more fun then :).  Thanks for the tips.  Hughes L

Mar 31, 2009 07:53 PM #22
Rainmaker
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Gena, Thanks for sharing some great tips. One way to    save  on wine is go to BYOB places and take your own.

Apr 01, 2009 09:14 AM #23
Rainmaker
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Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Hi Gena - you've been missing in action around here.  I can only hope you're so busy that there's no time for blogging in the rain, or you're on a terrific vacation with no technology!

Jun 28, 2009 08:33 PM #24
Rainmaker
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Gena Riede
Riede Real Estate, Lic. 01310792 - Sacramento, CA
Real Estate Broker - Sacramento CA Real Estate (916) 417-2699

Georgina, best Maui Realtor... glad to be missed.  Working hard with this real estate market. Had to reschedule what time I do have and focus on promoting my own SEO with my own personal blog. Do miss the camaraderie and which there were 48 hours in a day but duty calls. The Short Sales and REO's are keeping me quite busy.

But a terrific vacation does sound appealing! 

Miss the old gang...now what is new (in Active Rain) will become old...(not sure where that leaves the old gang)
Jun 29, 2009 05:06 AM #25
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Rosemary Brooks
BMC Real Estate - 209-910-3706 - Stockton, CA
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Gena you hit it on the head.. money is tight and there should no shame in the game of trying to cut back, save and secure your home life.  Thanks

Nov 26, 2009 05:21 PM #26
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Adam Malachi
A 2 Z Realty LLC - Castle Rock, CO
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Well done! You hit the nail on the head! Wonderful post

Thank you very much for sharing.

Mar 15, 2010 05:52 AM #27
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Robert Machado
HomePointe Property Management, CRMC - Sacramento, CA
CPM MPM - Property Manager and Property Management

Saving money is just smart.  Good post.

Apr 10, 2010 01:10 PM #28
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Harrison K. Long
HomeSmart, Evergreen Realty - Irvine, CA
REALTOR , GRI, Broker associate, Attorney

Gena ... Thanks for this post and reminder for us to think about ways to save money, and it looks like you were focusing on around the house and home.

My suggestion:  Get out in the yard and pull some weeds, do some manual labor gardening, use the shovel, get on hands and knees to remove nasty crabgrass, have fun and burn some calories too.

Aug 04, 2010 06:59 PM #29
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I removed my tv service long time ago and I don't miss it at all. Same with a home phone. For years each in my family has his/her cellphone.

I like Harrison advice(#29)!

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