someone said coupons... I think this is a great idea but I have found that most of the time just buying generic stuff saves about the same amount without having to hunt through the paper. I also do not buy books that are not required and in some classes did not buy one when I could do the reading online, I have also shared books with other people or borrowed from people who already took the class.
JUST TO REDHEAD:
for clarification, my sister and her boyfriend were both laid off and asked if they could move in with us so we found a bigger house to rent and we both save money.
you were really unreasonably nasty and mine was not a personal attack but, your was. if your SO works hard and pays your bills, you don't need to be nasty because mine does too. Certainly people who are having a hard time making ends meet aren't all buying $300 purses, etc but a hell of a lot of them are! Just because I point that you doesn't mean you need to get defensive and personally attack my post, that is childish. Did you actually read my post past whatever you chose to be offended by? my life is tough like everyone else's: i have not bought myself new clothes in YEARS, i have a ****** car, the only things I do for fun are FREE, to save money my sister and her bf came to live with me making me the cleaning lady, etc. (but i put up with it to save money) And my mom had undiagnosed lyme disease for 8 years and is really sick so every extra dollar i can find goes to help support her. I had the same tennis shoes for 5 years!!! I recently replased them with $7 shoes on sale at traget because the sole came off when I was running (a FREE form of exercise). I did NOT say I was doing great or that others should be doing better, etc. I said people need to prioritize and they may have to do things they don't want to (like share a house). so yeah, let's be supportive, unlike how you treated me.