If you want to start the new year out by saving money, here’s a few ideas to get you started:
Know where your money is going — by using Mint.com you can easily keep tabs on all of your banking accounts and spending. Know where your money is going, and how much.
Use coupons — the simplest way to start saving money immediately is through the use of coupons. Your first stop for coupons? Tri-Cities Herald’s Sunday newspapers. Read more here about where to gather coupons.
Shop savvy – There are many tips to keep in mind while doing your everyday grocery and toiletry shopping:
Never miss a local story.
Decide on a monthly budget that works for your household
Make a list before you head to the store
Keep track of your cart total while at the store, so you’re prepared at checkout
Compare brand name items to the store brand
Don’t purchase items that you don’t need and that are not on your list.
Sign up for EBATES and ShopAtHome: If you do any online shopping, both of these sites are a must! These sites pay you money back, in the form of a check or credit to your PayPal account.
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