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[–] pipispapas 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

I walk everywhere. it keeps me fit, I don't pay for fares or parking and I meet interesting people. wearing the proper shoes I can walk non stop for 5 hours, and I'm 42

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[–] Never_Over 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

time is money, in five hours i could potentially travel across state. youd make it to the grocery store

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[–] Redditsdead 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Not to mention location dictates if that's even an option. I live in a rural town in a big province. I actually save money by owning three vehicles. I need a truck so I have one, but do most day to day driving in my car that gets good mileage. Other car is for leaving at the work parking lot in town when I have to swap vehicles out for work. It's a cheap old cop car I got from the government auction surplus site.

Less isn't always more.

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[–] IggyReilly 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

I keep an old plastic bottle of water (1-liter) in the toilet tank. Just filled it with water and keep it in the corner. Kinda silly but uses less water and I don't have to gt a new lo-flo toilet.

Let's see, we also have a Mohu antenna, the smaller one. If you check your address, you can see what the ranges are, and buy the proper antenna for your home. We get 30-40 channels for free (well, it cost $20), which is nice. We also have a roku and we'll cancel subscriptions to channels when the shows we like aren't airing new episodes and pick the channels back up when we need them. We keep netflix on all the time but HBONow and sling.tv are swapped when GoT's or South Park's seasons are over.

Get creative and make things you need. Our kitchen is super tiny, so I made a pot rack out of an old grill grate and s-hooks (under $10). Bought a magnetic strip from the hardware store ($11) and screwed it into the wall to hang knives and other metal tools; bought a thin curtain rod, hung it over the kitchen window and with more s-hooks, kitchen tools (spoons, spatulas, ladles, measruing cups) hang there, freeing up valuable kitchen storage.

While more expensive up front, original Dawn is awesome. It takes very little to wash dishes, safe to use on pets (kills fleas), keeps ants out of the house somehow, you can make a weed killer with it, and it can be used to clean hardwood floors when mixed with water and vinegar. I also use it to clean our white leather chair, then condition with either olive or coconut oil. A large bottle lasts about a year in our house, and we do all dishes by hand.

If you have old latex paint, you can refresh it after it's dried out by adding a little water to it and mixing well. It takes a while, but if you need to touch up around the house, you don't have to buy more paint. Kind of a pain but it works really well and saves $$$.

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[–] Scruffy_Nerfherder 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

One i like that is very obvious is that you can use self checkouts to get rid of excess change. Yes it takes longer - but you don't pay the extra 8% that you pay with coin star. It always amazes me that I see people using those machines when self checkouts do the same thing, but for free.

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[–] WilsonJones-LV17A 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

If I may ask, what stores do you use that have self checkouts that accept change? Can you give a few examples? None that I know of around here accept change, they only dispense it when breaking bills.

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[–] Scruffy_Nerfherder 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

All the stores where I am, I'm in missouri - that might make a difference, but they have a little basket in front you put the change in.

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[–] GreffeduFoie 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

You can go to the bank, they have a free coin counter in the lobby that just prints out the total and you bring it to the teller to cash it.

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[–] Scruffy_Nerfherder 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

You are right, I didn't even think of that. Rolling your own change isn't that hard either. Just do it.

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[–] I8ilderberg 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I purposely try and use cash so I get change back. I look for pre 64 silver dimes and quarters. I also save all pennies from 1981 and under because they are 95% copper and worth more in weight.

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[–] Redditsdead 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Don't buy stupid shit you don't need. Basically, nothing that's advertised. Search out stuff as a need arises. If an advertisement triggers an impulse to buy, it's probably a want.

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[–] Redditsdead 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I have Netflix because I like most of their original programming and want to support them, otherwise I agree. It's just too easy nowadays.