15 super-frugal saving tips
Big-time penny-pinchers will go all out to cut back on spending. These strategies can help them save more than the average consumer.
Take cold showers
Get rid of your car
Stop using a fridge
Replace your house with an RV
Bake cookies in your car
Reuse plastic sandwich bags
Turn car off while it's still moving
Make your own cleaning supplies
Stop drinking soda (or other beverages)
Move in with your parents
Buy in bulk
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This Article is just absolutely, unbelievably ridiculous! I think this is a joke. Well played prankster... well played!
What an idiotic article. When will MSN stop paying people who know nothing to write "expert" advice?
Oh wait. They are being frugal.
turn your underwear inside-out to get an extra day out of them...
use the plastic supermarket bags instead of trash bags...
use the bottom of your shirt instead of tissues...
in a car with a manual transmission: shift into neutral and coast the last few hundred feet to stop signs
put extra air in your tires to reduce rolling-resistance...
bathe once a week...
use junk-mail as fuel to heat your home...
put refrigerator and freezer in basement, where the air is cooler to start with...
use a wire coat-hanger instead of rabbit-ears for your TV...
cook eggs on top of the engine block of your car (only works after long drives)...
replace all light-bulbs with minimum watt bulbs that will fit sockets...
Compare prices?? Oh My God! what ground breaking material !! Kimberly,,this is sooo new! I sure no one has ver done this before.. What a concept !
Suggesting people drive with their car off can be a serious liability for MSN. It would be a good idea to reduce it to 14 super-frugal.
As for the rest of it, it's pretty stupid stuff.
This is the most assnine article. I almost thought I was reading an article on Yahoo. Shame on you, MSN!
I saw the cooking baking in the car thing on "Funny Wal-Mart People" on You Tube.
ride a bicycle, not in Dec in the Midwest & bulk buying result in bulk hauling on bike..no thanks
public trans? can save you money, but if you already have car and cannot do without it all the time, and must drive at some point. not going to save much money outside of the gas. you're still paying insurance and lic fee whether you drive it or not.
re-use plastic bags? okay, have done that.
shutting the car off while drivin?, just plain dangerous
you can't bake cookies in Dec in the Midwest
move in with your parents? place more expense on them, and they are probably on a fixed income. more people in your house, means more water, electrical usage, etc.I have 2 sons living back with me/wife now.
cold shower?, no thank you. my house is cold in the morning from turning the heat down overnite. better to get a more efficient water heater.
buy in bul?. sometimes saves you money, sometimes not. better to shop the weekly specials. can goods keep, I buy them on sale for 1/2 price.
living out of an RV? no thanks. camping fees, hauling it around(gas), propane etc. the inconvenience of no room. no thanks.plus you'll need a vehicle capable of hauling it. a Prius wont work.
learn to fix what breaks, maintain your car yourself(oil change, filters, tire rotation, brake pads) I'm lucky, I have a mech aptitude & can fix a lot of things. shop wisely, know what the bottom pricing is. research purchases, resist impulse buying, fast food, resist having to have the latest things
no frig or freezer?, some of that bulk buying includes items that need freezing or frig.
these $$ saving tips are not the best advice. poorly done.
Live in an RV permanently? Divorce is not a frugal result.
Coasting a car as if it is a soap box is bad advise to give to 90% of the drivers out there who cannot drive correctly even with full power. But,, here is advise that will save gas,,wear and tear on your auto, and is not in the least dangerous. >>> When you park in a parking lot,, find a space that you can pull into which will enable you to drive forward to exit from. Not having to reverse and then forward again is good for your transmission and good for gas milage.
Stop using a fridge? OK Kimberly,,, you will begin paying my medical insurance premiums ?
What a pointless article - public transportation isn't an option for me since I have to be at work by 6:30 a.m. some days and my job is not close to my home - you go where the work is !
Comparing prices - what a novel idea !
Make your own cleaning supplies - yes but nothing new here
Turning your car off - downright dangerous !
Doesn't anyone check this stuff before its posted ??
Too bad MSN got rid of their community boards like Women In Red and Smart Spending - I learned A LOT more there than here !
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