397 Ways To Save Money: Spend Smarter & Live Well on Less

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HarperCollins Canada, Feb 15, 2011 - Self-Help - 288 pages
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Want to save thousands without feeling like you’re cutting corners? Find the hidden dollars in your daily routines? Live happily on a smaller budget?

With tips, tricks and ideas that range from long-term savings to instant cash in your pocket, 397 Ways to Save Money makes living within a budget easy—and even fun. Written by an average Canadian whose frugal ways have saved her thousands, this accessible guide offers saving savvy that you don’t need to be a financial planner to understand. By looking in every corner of every room in your house, from the kitchen to the closet, and by considering the needs of every member of your family, from your toddler to your dog, 397 Ways to Save Money will help you find thousands of dollars in savings without changing your lifestyle.

 

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Contents

INTRODUCTIONMoney Matters
PART ONEBig Decisions
CHAPTER 1Renting
CHAPTER 2Homeownership
CHAPTER 3Financial Choices
Credit Cards
How I Paid Off My Student Debt in Six Months
Banking
Save on Birthday Parties
Claim All Child and Family Benefits
CHAPTER 12Bathroom
Lemon Honey and Ginger Cold and Flu Remedy
Home Spa Ideas from Your Kitchen
CHAPTER 13Laundry Room
Laundry Detergent
How to Make Your Own Laundry Detergent

Investing and Insurance
Save for Your Childs Education
Start an Emergency Fund
CHAPTER 4Shopping
Selling Tactics
PART TWOHome Management
CHAPTER 5Home Maintenance
CHAPTER 6Energy
Heating and Cooling
Air Leaks
Electricity
Water
CHAPTER 7Cleaning
Cleansers
Cleaning Tools
Make Your Own MachineWashable Mop Head
PART THREERoom by Room
CHAPTER 8Kitchen
Change Your Fridge Habits and Save
Save almost 1000 per year by skipping and swapping
Loving Leftovers for Less
How to Soak and Cook Dried Beans
CHAPTER 9Living Room and Dining Room
Furniture and Decorating
Set Up Your Home Office for Less
Entertainment
Make Your Own Sangria
CHAPTER 10Bedroom
Closets
How to Clean a Diamond Ring
CHAPTER 11Kids Rooms and Beyond
Washing
Frugal Stain Removal Guide
Drying
Frugal Alternatives to Dryer Sheets and Fabric Softener
Ironing
CHAPTER 14Garage
Gas
How to Track Your Gas Mileage
Automobile Insurance
CHAPTER 15Outside Your Home
Growing Plants from Cuttings
How to Start a Compost
10 Vegetables You Can Grow in a Pot
PART FOURMore Ways to Save
18 Ways to Save on Your Next Family Vacation
11 Ways to Save on Your Pets
5 Easy Healthy Family Dinners for 5
2 Spaghetti with Sneaky BlackEyed Pea Sauce
3 Easy Beany Quesadillas
4 Hearty Potato Chickpea and Tomato Stew with Basil
5 Rotini with Veggies and Hummus Sauce
Make Your Own Hummus
LowFat Vegan Hummus
MonthbyMonth Maintenance Checklist
Hardware Store Shopping List
Get Started Now
Resources
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
About the Publisher
Copyright
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Kerry K. Taylor is the writer behind www.squawkfox.com, a blog that makes frugal living fun. She is a journalist, technical writer and two-time Ironman triathlon finisher. By combining commonsense thrift with an average Canadian income, Kerry paid off her student loan of $17,000 in just six months and has since saved a six-figure portfolio. Kerry lives on an organic farm in vernon, British Columbia, with her husband, Carl, and their mutt, Pivo.

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