Some Quick Tips on Saving Money

I don’t know about you, but I am always looking for ways to save money.  I’ll read any top 10 list on the blog that offers me new and exciting ways to save a few bucks, even though I’ve typically read the same advice about 100 times before.  This article may not be anything exciting, and it may not be anything new, but I am going to give you three ways to save money that you might not have considered before!

I feel for the uninsured in this country, and personally, I am a fan of “Obamacare”(the concept, not the nickname).  Unfortunately, until it’s fully in place, many of us have to find a way to obtain health insurance on our own.  Some physicians, dentists, chiropractors, and holistic practitioners are offering their services up on Groupon, Living Social, and other coupon sites.

Furniture rental, or furniture hire as they say in the U.K., is a great way to fill your house with lovely furniture on the cheap.  No sense in paying full price for a depreciating asset that will look worn over time.  I am sure you “buy your car used” enthusiasts can appreciate the concept with furniture!

Lean training is a corporate methodology that teaches us how to do more with less.  In a manufacturing environment it teaches you to keep low inventories without sacrificing customer satisfaction.  In your own personal life it teaches you to be less wasteful.  Sell unwanted items you no longer use on Amazon, Ebay, or Craiglist.  It teaches you to only buy what you need and actually use.  For example, we may need a pair of tennis shoes, and a pair of dress shoes, but do we need 10 of each kind?  Probably not.

One Response to “Some Quick Tips on Saving Money”

  1. Melanie May 9, 2012 at 8:04 pm #

    There are a lot of opportunities out there to get what you want for less, Amazon and Ebay are just two examples, what about Gumtree? There are also websites such as Freecycle, for local communities whereby people give their unwanted items away for free!