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   Posted 11/2/2008 4:55 PM (GMT -7)   
I thought we could put our heads together here and try to help ourselves with saving a few dollars to maybe take some pressure off finances. Your ideas might help someone else .OK here goes
Pepper I find it cost alot and I don't need it. lol gali
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   Posted 11/2/2008 5:01 PM (GMT -7)   
1. Buy chicken frames. Boil in water. Use stock for making soup or other cooking, and use the meat off the bones for chicken sandwiches.

2. Heart is incredibly cheap, and can be cooked like steak... and turns out much more tender. It's also higher in iron than regular steak. I cut it into strips and stir-fry with whatever veggies I'm able to eat. The meat works out at something like 50c a serve.
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   Posted 11/2/2008 10:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Monday's meatloaf dinner turns into Tuesday's spaghetti sauce which resurfaces as Wednesday's sloppy joes.
If you can handle that much hamburger in a week. Saturday's crock pot special turns into Sundays' side dish.
Tuesday's leftover pasta is tossed with chicken, frozen veggies, butter and basil on Thursday.

The cheaper dog food that you are forced to feed your poor best buddy tastes a whole lot better with some of Thursday's chicken broth poured in.

All that itchy skin this time of year likes a good dose of mineral oil/olive oill after your shower or in your bath and your not fattening the pocket of makeup counters worldwide. And who knew that vaseline on those nasty rough feet of yours is a good excuse to give your significant other that footrub at will.

Don't own a clothesline? Wash that full load of hangables just before bed and hang in the bathroom on hangers and they'll be mostly dry by morning. Toss items needing it in the dryer for 5 minutes to remove wrinkles. Gee whiz that just saved you 40 minutes of drying time!
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   Posted 11/3/2008 1:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Broom already saving some drying time with my wood stove and I hang tops on plastic hangers and air dry in bathroom all year round. Another good tip for the ladies is baby oil for the face a bottle will do a person almost a lifetime. How about saving on the huge expense of toilet paper. My shower hose is near the toilet but about a foot away. I even thought of looking for an extension. ha ha .I haven't given up on that idea as I have onther piece of hose the same size. I might give it a try. Would save a bundle in a year. I buy cheaper hair supplies, face soaps , and the razor just keeps on going as a matter of fact I shave less now just no ambition. Stopped turning outside night on and use a night gail
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   Posted 11/3/2008 2:08 PM (GMT -7)   
I like sweet almond oil (the cooking kind) too.
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   Posted 11/4/2008 11:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Those little furry tailed tree rats ( squirrels for the city folk) that eat all the sunflower seeds at your bird feeder and steal the fruits and nuts off your trees are real tasty smothered with onions. I figure if I have to feed them , I'm going to eat them. On the bright side, they always make more. Onion, 60 cents, dab of olive oil, a few cents, squirrels, two well placed shots from an air rifle. Home cooked dinner for two,,,,priceless.
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   Posted 11/4/2008 12:11 PM (GMT -7)   
If your cholesterol level is not too high, I agree that chicken livers and hearts are good food for protein and iron levels.  Also lobsters now are on sale for $3.99 a pound.

Most of my money is wasted on my car.  Last year, I spent $2,100 to replace a transmision.  This year I spent $700-$800 on tires and alternator.  I thought about getting rid of this car.  But it is difficult to get around on a bus (the wait for bus can be an hour). 

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   Posted 11/4/2008 5:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Tobacco is my biggest problem .I really have a big problem with the cost it is really expensive in Canada .It gets me so upset that it cost so much I don't feel that I will ever quit .That might not make sense but when your stressed out about it being so expensive it just makes it too stressful to give it up. It is a big anxiety causing problem for me. I beat myself up and feel depressed at times about how difficult the price is making my life. lol gail
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   Posted 11/4/2008 9:22 PM (GMT -7)   
you can always sell unused items, or do a consignment shop on quality stuff you dont wear or use anymore.. or trade for something on some of the bartering sites.. i am trading an old trailer this weekend for 2 cords of firewood. i have not used the trailer in years and its only worth a few hundred bucks... no body has the cash for such a toy it seems but i had offers of trading, and i agreed to the best one for me.. now i wont have to buy presto logs this year..

also if any of you have old firearms sitting around that you no longer want or need or even ammo, the price is already going up. by january 20th, they should be at least 50% higher than today.. so take grampas old gun to a pawn shop or privatly sell and get way more for it than grampa paid.

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   Posted 11/5/2008 10:24 AM (GMT -7)   
Alway by the two for one deals. Also, never through any food out, if it isn't being used, make a soup, such as with chicken and deep fre it for those colder days. Also, great tip for saying on electric and gas, first off make sure all plug that are not being used are switched off, if there i a light going into it it is using electric. Also, for gas, any rooms that are not in use whilst the heating is on, switch the heaters off in those rooms. That could save you some serious cash there.

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   Posted 11/5/2008 10:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Good idea about the power switches Conor. I will try it.

Randy thanks for the thoughts. lol gail
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