My friends and I have gotten into the habit of living a bit of a communal lifestyle. Someone can always pick up what you need at the store, someone will be... more
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Count on your friends
My friends and I have gotten into the habit of living a bit of a communal lifestyle. Someone can always pick up what you need at the store, someone will be near your kids' school when you're running late, and someone probably already owns that thing you need to buy. One of us has a chocolate fountain for entertaining. One of us has a carpet cleaner for big spills. Before you run out to buy something you'll only use once in awhile, see if you can borrow from a friend!
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It's January -- new year, new budget, new habits. You've been making new year's resolutions and resetting financial goals for the year. You're working on new ideas, breaking bad habits, adding new ones. It's easy to promise yourself big, sweeping changes to your budget in the new year -- no eating out, no non-essential purchases, whatever your vice is. But did you know that a few simple, small changes can make a decent dent in your monthly spending? There are 7 great habits to start (or stop!) this year that will save you even more! - By Heather Sokol