One place that we often go when we’d like to expand our understanding of saving money is the Frugal Dad blog. In fact, just recently we visited the blog and as usual-Jason did not disappoint. This time we found his post called “62 Money-Saving Tips to Help Survive Another Recession“.
Here’s how he opened the post:
“… times are still tough for most people, regardless of what the government statistics report.
It has never been a better time to get out of debt, build savings and learn to live more frugally…”
If there’s one thing that I could add to that opening it would be that there’s never really a bad time to be frugal. Here’s what stood out about the Frugal Dad’s blog post-Jason didn’t skimp on the quality of his tips, andhe explained each tip thoroughly. Since this was a list blog post the length of the post wasn’t overwhelming.
Here are just a few of the tips that stood out as being really practical:
Washing Your Own Car
It’s so easy to spend $20 to $25 each month at those automated car washes-without even thinking about it. In fact, this tip is so good that it almost begs the question, “Why didn’t I think of that?”
Not Being Afraid to Buy Generic
Oftentimes when we, as consumers, go shopping we buy things as if we’re obligated to go with the name brand items. However, it’s often the case that generic products are of the same quality as products that come from national brands.
Spotting Deals at the Bottom of Grocery Store Shelves
Grocery stores are masters of merchandising. They know that shoppers come into the stores either pre-occupied or in a hurry which means that if the grocers stock the discounted products below “eye-level” most shoppers will never even notice the less costly items. Remembering to scan the lower shelves is a sure fire way to save money on each grocery visit.
Diluting Juice with Water
This is one of my favorites-it’s something that I’ve personally practiced for quite a while. This works especially well for 100% fruit juice because even if you dilute it by half you’re still getting more juice than you would if you’d bought a “juice drink”.
Avoid Shopping Without a List
It’s astounding how many consumers (me included) visit their nearest grocery store without a shopping list. But remember each time you go grocery shopping without a list you play right into the grocer’s plans. For example, when you carry your list you’re less likely to make impulse buys at the checkout register.
Something to Add
One tip that I didn’t see on Jason’s list was that you can usually save money simply by shopping online as opposed to shopping exclusively at brick and mortar establishments.
Right up there with shopping online is doing online searches for product or retailer coupons before completing your online or in store purchase.
However, even without mentioning online shopping Jason’s post is the most comprehensive blog post on saving money that I can recall reading.
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We hope that you’ve enjoyed our Frugal Dad review post and would love to hear your opinion-particularly we’d like to know if there were any tips that you’d add to his post? So let us know-thanks! One more thing…if you’d like more money saving secrets, we invite you to download the Saving Money Power Tips ebook for free!