What’s Your Best Tip to Save Money?

Everyone has their own tips and tricks for saving a dollar here and there. Do you clip coupons, buy in bulk or save spare change in a jar for a rainy day? Share your best money-saving tips in today’s Hopkins Happenings’ Question of the Week.

 

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Joanne November 24, 2015 at 8:54 pm

I only buy things that I need, and I avoid going to the mall or browsing in online store.

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kt September 21, 2015 at 9:32 am

i am currently attending Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University. it has been eye opening and helped me pay down my debts quickly. i have money direct deposited directly into a different account every montht that i don't see or touch and that helps me save since i don't notice it. i also have a Christmas Club account which sets the money aside as well.

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Sharon D. Turner September 15, 2015 at 11:00 am

I ask myself "Do i want it ? or Do I need it? I have saved money and even cut down on calories. It is a great word of advice given to me when a senior citizen as me why I am working 2 jobs. My reply was credit card debt. I am now out of debt and work 1 job. I have also been very blessed by my higher power:God.

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Donna Williams September 11, 2015 at 5:08 pm

Look over what you spent your money on from the last 3 months or more and write down the categories. Sometimes it's the little things that we don't think about that add up. Just knowing where it goes can help you plan a place to cut back and/or save.

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Kathleen September 11, 2015 at 2:47 pm

Buy vintage/consigned clothes. Save money and usually better quality than what is produced today.

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Annette Y.W. September 14, 2015 at 8:37 am

So true..so true...so true and you usually won't see the item on anyone else.

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James A. Fischer, MSN, RN-BC September 11, 2015 at 1:33 pm

Save money? WHAT?

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Lina September 11, 2015 at 12:50 pm

grocery shopping - don't go hungry and stick to your list.

other shopping - think about what you really NEED. not want,

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Claire September 11, 2015 at 12:41 pm

Use cash.

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Jane September 11, 2015 at 10:09 am

I bring my lunch to work most days and make my own coffee or tea.

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Janet September 11, 2015 at 10:08 am

I don't buy at retail. Unless something is 50 percent off the ticketed price and I have a coupon, I have a hard time buying clothes or shoes from a department store. You can also get quality clothes at a bargain price if you go to a department store and shop end of season. I also save money bringing my lunch to work as much as possible.

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Katie September 11, 2015 at 9:59 am

The Ibotta app is a pretty good one! You scan your grocery receipts and get rebates in the form of Amazon gift cards, Walmart gift cards, or money directly deposited into a PayPal account. I've been using it for about 5 or 6 months and have received about $40 in rebates on items I would have purchased anyway.

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Mary Battle September 11, 2015 at 7:35 am

I do not buy clothes (other than under-garments) at retail stores any more; I shop at consignment stores, thrift stores, and gladly accept hand-me-downs from relatives. I haven't bought a 'new' dress in probably 20 years - and I doubt I ever will again.

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