Save $1,000 in 30 Days Challenge


I’ve been sitting on this for a while. A gem (series) from the “I Will Teach You To Be Rich” blog.

Announcing the Save $1,000 in 30 Days Challenge (October 2008 – January 2009)

30 tips after the break. Enjoy!

  1. Pack lunches for the rest of the week
  2. Turn your thermostat down 3 degrees
  3. Sell something on eBay today
  4. Involve your friends in your savings challenge
  5. Optimize your cellphone bill
  6. Use gas prices to become your own hedge fund
  7. Create a “No Spending” day once a week
  8. Implement the A La Carte Method
  9. Only buy new things when replacing something old
  10. Use the free rewards from your credit card, car insurance, and workplace
  11. Never pay full retail price for clothes or eyeglasses again
  12. How I’m saving $2,000+ on eating out in 2009
  13. How to negotiate your car insurance
  14. Use self-persuasion to share how much you’ve saved so far
  15. Forget going to a bar — ask people over for dinner
  16. Cancel any large purchase this month
  17. Buy generic for the stuff you don’t care about
  18. No Christmas gifts this year
  19. Save Money, Eat Well and Look Hot in Less Than an Hour
  20. Change the date of Christmas
  21. Save thousands by pre-paying your debt
  22. Analyze your progress in the 30 Day Challenge
  23. Go cash only for 15 to 30 days
  24. Cut your commute expenses by 40%
  25. Earn more money using your God-given skills
  26. Gardender? Cleaning lady? DIY instead
  27. Use barriers to prevent yourself from spending money
  28. Use price-protection guarantees to always get the lowest price (travel, retail)
  29. Stop being a loser and spend money to save money
  30. How I’m saving $25,000+ in 2009

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