| Originally Posted by Christa |
Wow, great ideas ladies. Everyone is so resourceful. I definitely have room for improvement, but here's our list:
-We cook dinner at home every night. We may go out to eat once a month maybe?
-My husband packs his lunch every day - takes dinner left-overs I end up buying my lunch usually because we never have enough left-overs for both of us. However, I never spend more than $5 for lunch.
-I make coffee at home - saves at least $4/day
-I bring cereal or a PB&J for breakfast to work every morning.
-Our new home has all energy star appliance, a tankless water heater and energy efficient light bulbs.
-We do not have a land line at home.
-I am strongly considering taking public transportation to work to save on gas $.
-I definitely use the oven heating trick that Maria shared.
-I auto-transfer at least $500/month from my checking to a ING Savings account.
-I contribute the max to my IRA at work.
I need all the tips I can get at this point, so keep em coming ladies!
I also do all sorts of experiments around campus. They pay $10-$20 per hour. The other day I played some gambling game on a computer for an hour & got $15. I did one recently at the business school & made $20 in an hour reading a magazine & pretending to shop in their mock store. I also did this cool one where you look at pictures on a computer screen and an infared light tracks your eye movement.