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Forget movie theaters
Skip the theater and subscribe to a service such as Netflix. It offers two options – to either get your movies on DVD or to have them streamed to your computer. We have the streaming type of subscription that costs only $7.95 a month. And no, you won't be able to get movies at the same time they’re in theaters but if you're a bit patient, you will eventually be able to see them.
Join a car pool or ride share
Want to cut down on your transportation costs? Maybe you could join a carpool and use it several times a week. If you can find just one other person where you work that lives relatively close to you, the two of you could ride share, which would cut your fuel costs in half. Failing all this, there might be public transportation close to you that you could take to work several times a week.
Consolidate your errands
Do you consolidate your errands or just drive around helter-skelter several times a week? If you do all of your errands at the same time, say, once a week you will definitely cut down on your gas cost. If you do this, be sure to start with the store or errand that's furthest away from your home and then work your way back.
Have a separate account
If you get money above your normal earnings – in the form of a gift, a bonus or a tax refund – stash it away in a separate checking or savings account. Then use the money to pay down your debts or to cover unexpected expenses.
Cut down on meat
Try eating less meat. You don't have to be a vegetarian but if you have breakfast for dinner – with eggs and pancakes – or substitute beans for meat at dinner, you will definitely save money. We eat a lot of chicken in place of beef and figure that it saves us anywhere from $3-$5 a week. And we now eat more fish but that's for health reasons more than to save money.
Finally, here’s a video with some other helpul tips for saving money.