Survival Thriftiness

Survival Thriftiness Part 1 Episode 107

 

 

Survival Thriftiness
Survival Thriftiness
 

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Survival Thriftiness

This week Mike and I discuss Survival Thriftiness. This is the first part in a two part series. In today’s podcast we talk about how to save money in the following categories. Reducing Bills, Food and Household goods.  As usual we got long winded and ran long.

A good method that we both have used is to call a service provider and haggle with them to lower your bill. If they can’t lower it you can often get incentives to stay. If they still can’t do anything for you many of their competitors will offer you a lower bill to switch. Loyalty is only good in friends and family.

We talk about buying food only when it is marked down. Making often expensive meats very affordable. I have found that local stores tend to have the best mark downs. The large box stores have pitiful price reductions. The same goes for produce. One local store often has expensive salad mixes marked down below a dollar.

When it comes to household cleaners making your own can save you a ton.

We talk about all that and much more.

 

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Make a disposible razor last six months!

Photo Copyright ©2012 Jeffrey Beall

 

Just a quick link today to a guy that has saved me tons of money. About a year ago I heard about a guy making his shaving razors last SIX MONTHS! At the price replacements are selling for I figured I’d give it a shot.

 

The basic premise is to take an old pair of blue jeans and run the blade along it 20 times up and 20 times down. This essential hones the blade before every shave. Also you want to try to dry the razor off as much as possible after each shave to prevent rusting.

Here’s the link to the Instructable with a video. Check it out and enjoy the savings.