Money Saving Tips

. April 1, 2016.
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Plant a Free-Range Herb Patch

There are several different herbs that grow almost without effort: basil, oregano, chives, mint, parsley, and thyme.

Purchase a packet of seeds and sprinkle them on the ground in the early spring, working them into the soil so that they are just below the surface.

In a few weeks, those herbs will emerge and be ready for cutting. You will end up with a large bounty of herbs. Since most herbs are perennials, they’ll come back year after year and you will enjoy herbs from the same spot.

Buy Stationery on Sale then Pre-Address and Pre-Stamp Them

You see blank stationery for sale with a variety  This is the time to make a purchase and keep them on hand for when you need that special card or note.

Whike watching your favorite shows put your return address and stamps on 80% of the envelopes. Whenever there’s a reason to send someone a card –  you can just pull out a blank card, write a quick thoughtful note, drop it in the envelope, address it and drop it in the mail.

No paying full price for greeting cards and no hunting for the best one at the store. No hunting for a stamp. Everything you need is right there in the stationery box.

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Take Your Spare Change to the Grocery Store

Keep your change in one place. When you go to the grocery store,  use the self-checkout and when you go to pay, put the collected change into the self-checkout machine. Usually stores with a self-checkout will take all of the change without charging a fee, an easy way to use change without any additional fees.

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