A friend and I were joking about how wrapped up I get in saving money lately, because she mentioned that the old adage really is true: a penny saved is a penny earned. (That would be when I went all "savings geek" on her and replied that said penny could then be placed in a high-yield savings account and earn gobs more pennies in compound interest. Yes, this money stuff can truly be hilarious!)
Anywho, I'm finding all sorts of little tips and tricks around the blogosphere lately for frugal living, good stewardship, saving cash and eliminating debt, and thankfully they don't all rely on the old cliched standby I've seen in the past of washing out and reusing your Ziploc bags until they fall apart at the seams. (Although some would chastise me for the Ziploc part, saying that it should be store brand bags. *chuckle*)
Every Workerette can benefit from a few tidbits about saving a buck, no matter what her household income. After all, some of the wealthiest people in the world (past and present) have proven that it's not just what you earn, but what you don't spend and how wisely you invest your profits that can make you rich.
Here's what I've come across just in the past day or so:
- Jenn over at Frugal Upstate posted the new Festival of Frugality last night. Posts in this week's Festival include everything from lists of freebies to a Starbucks Peppermint Mocha recipe and frugal Father's Day ideas. I can't wait to go through and check out all the entries there!
- Remember the Vitalicious Deep Chocolate muffin mix on Health's super foods for busy women list that I mentioned a few weeks back? I found a coupon code for 10% off a web order of Vitalicious products last night! Go to their website and enter the coupon code "EHM73107" for the discount; it's valid online only, thru 31 July.
- If you'd like another incentive for hitting the gym, ask if your fitness center participates in the fitRewards program. Come to find out, gyms and fitness centers across the USA are using this system to let members build up points that can be redeemed for goodies like electronics, airline tickets, and more. (If you live in Texas or California, you may want to check out Spectrum Athletic Clubs. They offer award "miles" for getting fitness assessments, wearing a pedometer, and the like.) If you have to pay to use the gym, you should get some extra perks, I say!