Dawn, the author of Frugal For Life has a straight forward approach to a happier and wealthier life – by living below your means and saving as much as you can. Her blog lists many ways you can save money, from clipping coupons to creative ideas for items you would throw away. “Living below your means (lbym) is a fulltime job,” she says. Well, a dollar saved is a dollar earned, right? Being a smart shopper/consumer saves you money over the long term.
Okay, pop quiz. Let’s work the muscles of the cerebrum a bit.
I have a subscription to Netflix and I return two DVDs in one envelope instead of the two they sent. I’d save each of the extra envelopes in case I’d need it. Now, I have a stack of Netflix envelopes. What creative ideas do you have to best use these extra envelopes?
i.e. Scrap paper? Table cloth?
I also have a large collection of the free AOL CDs. What creative ideas do you have to best use these extra CDs?
i.e. Table coaster? Door stopper? Flying discs?