Looks Like the Rainy Day is Here!
TV nowadays is all about how the US is barely coping with the credit crunch, house foreclosures, and the pitiful state of the economy. While Canada has not been affected (yet), the ripple effect can trickle over here.
Having said that, why don't we all put our heads together and contribute a tip or two on how to save for that rainy day.
I'll start with 3:
1) I will never enter a supermarket without a list of items to buy.
Reason: without a list, I tend to pick things off the shelf indiscriminately, thinking "hmmm, I think I'll need this..." From now on, I shall stick to my list and not deviate from it.
2) I will get an old cookie jar and turn it into a piggy bank (just like when I was in grade school) and whatever loose change I have in my wallet will go to this piggy bank.
Reason: to serve as a reminder that even small change can make a difference.
3) I'll cut down on my car trips so I don't have to gas up that often.
Reason: we absent-mindedly jump into the car and do our errands haphazardly. From now on, I will plan my trips and do as much as I can and cover as much ground with only 1 trip. It used to be that I'd forget to buy something and have to run out again to buy it. Extreme waste of gas!
How about you?
Here's one money saving tip: instead of renting a video in the video store, I would check my local library first. I've borrowed some very good (and recent) video films from my library!
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