397 Ways to Save Money

397 Ways to Save Money

Spend Smarter & Live Well on Less

Book - 2009 | 1st ed.
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Families are always looking for simple and effective ways to stretch their household budgets. In tight times, finding extra dollars in unexpected places is even more important. Packed with ideas, information, tips and tricks that range from longterm savings to instant cash in your pocket, 397 Ways to Save Money makes budgeted living easy -- and even fun.

Written by an average Canadian whose frugal ways have saved her thousands, this accessible guide offers saving savvy that you don't need to be a financial planner to understand. By looking in every corner of every room in your house, from the kitchen to the closet, and by considering the needs of every member of your family, from your toddler to your dog, 397 Ways to Save Money will help you find thousands of dollars in savings.

3 Quick Ways to Save

* Raise your homeowner insurance deductibles from $250 to $500 -- you'll save up to 15 percent on your premiums immediately and more in the long run because making fewer small claims helps keep your premiums from increasing.

* Brush your dog's teeth -- it sounds like a silly task, but dental cleanings at the vet can cost between $200 and $500. Pick up a toothbrush and toothpaste at your pet store, and brush up those savings.

* Watch those drinks! Eating out with the family is much cheaper if everyone orders water. Adding three or four chocolate milks or Cokes to the bill can easily boost the cost by $10. Forgo your beer or glass of wine and save even more.

Publisher: Toronto : HarperCollins, c2009.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781554685837
Branch Call Number: 332.024010971 T243
Characteristics: 278 p. ; 22 cm.


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Jun 27, 2011

Interesting ideas, nothing radical, but well worth considering. I think that this should be given to more high school kids to help them at least consider that they could not spend every cent they earn.

Apr 27, 2011

Highly recommended. Many practical and simple suggestions to save money, a refresher on other things that you may have done but stopped doing.

Mar 31, 2011

Must read if you like to save money and learn where you can save money where you least expected!

Feb 23, 2010

I found this book extremely helpful..It is Canadian so it offers real solutions about how to make your money stretch-I do get tired of reading about 491K. It is good for any age group. I will recommend it to all who want to spend their money wisely.

Jan 15, 2010

This is a must read. It has great ideas of how you can save money the easy way

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