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It’s hard these days with bills, cost of living are getting harder each day. Things I do so when bills come in there not much. I payed $20-$30 on each week . And once a year I shop round for gas etc wat does every one else do. I shop at farms for Vegas so the famers get money aswell


Posted by mom57506, 1st August 2014


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  • I try and watch my power usage. I walk as much as I can. I also shop at farmers markets and buy things on bulk when on special. I’ve started my own veggie garden, hopefully that will help too

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  • Who doesn’t hate bills? Some great tips here. Thanks ladies!

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  • I pay $50 per bill each week.. We have Gas, Elec, Water, Radio Rentals, Phone & Net! This is just so we stay in front! I wish we could pay much less, but with 6 of us in this household (my husband, myself & 4 children) – it would mean we’d most likely fall behind. Our rent is $320 per week. I write our meals for the week, then do a shopping list, then search around ‘online’ for where the specials OF THOSE certain products I need are, and then go shopping, getting only what I need.

    So having a strict budget, is a must otherwise we just wouldn’t get anywhere, do anything, or keep our heads above water..

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  • Good question and helpful answers from Mom’s. Will use some of these tips too.

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  • There have been some really great tips added! Thanks ladies.

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  • I have a detailed budget and have a limited amount for groceries budget but delicious meals. With 3 kids (1 boy and 1 teenager and a grazer little girl) amazing how far i can make food go. Plus with 2 gluten free people in the house groceries are expensive.

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  • I have a amazing budget where all the bills get paid and I have very little “joy” money :) lay by is a great option to get things you want eventually :)

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  • Lots of great tips, I’ll be off work & we will be having to learn to live off one income once baby comes :)

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  • I shop around on absolutely everything! Whether is groceries, bills or clothes/toys. Always do your homework and never get talked into anything by fast talking salesmen!

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  • I always try to never pay full price for anything, always shopping around for the best deals.

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  • I shop around every year on my insurance. Often save heaps!

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  • Thanks ladies there are some great ideas here that I think I will take on board added to the things I already do.

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  • I do this too pay bills off weekly, buy meat In bulk and break it up and put it I. The freezer

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  • Im seeing a lot of great ideas here, which I will try and heed. I am just so used to using the dryer if needed or putting the heater on, or jumping in the car whenever I have to. While these things are easy for me to use, they are not environmentally friendly or good for the bank account. I am going to go set myself some goals!! Thanks heaps!

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  • yeap bills are horrible but you are on the right track, bulk buying and putting some a side for extras is a great idea

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