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How to Save $3500 in 2012

By Just Heather |

Whether you want to save money for a vacation, pay off debt or just stop living paycheck to paycheck, you’re going to need to readjust your spending habits. It doesn’t have to mean reducing your daily menu to rice and beans or giving up all the things you love. You can make a few small changes that will make a big impact on your budget, without cutting anything from your life.

Here are 10 simple ways to save up to $3,500 this year:

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10 Simple Ways to Save $3500 in 2012

Cut the cable: $720

I've said it before, and I'll say it over & over. Cutting the cable was one of our best financial decisions. The $60 per month bill is out of our lives, but we still watch sports through our HD antennae, and our favorite television shows can be viewed on Hulu or the station's own website for free. With an Internet connection, that means all the television you want, none of the cable bills! Even if you pay for a streaming service like Netflix or Amazon, the money saved is unbelievable.
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What would you do with an extra $3500 this year?

 

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About Just Heather

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Just Heather

Heather Sokol babbles about shoes, cocktails, and, mostly, her family. She and her geeky husband are raising four kids and losing sanity daily. They live their gluten free life on a budget while Heather shares her deals, tips and coupon savvy. Read more on her blog Just HeatherTwitter or Pinterest. Read bio and latest posts → Read Heather's latest posts →

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12 thoughts on “How to Save $3500 in 2012

  1. Mary says:

    These tips were absolutely no help to me at all….I already do all of what you said because it makes sense, not because I want to save money.

  2. Ruthann says:

    Articles such as these arae never meant to be new and improved. That is great you already do all of these. I to have done the above for many years bcz I have to keep 2 kids in private school and these are ways i choose to save. Per haps you have additional ways to save that you have found to be successful?

  3. Lia says:

    Useless “tips” — come on, Babble, try a little harder instead of recycling the same tired advice!

  4. Robert says:

    Why is Flickr credited with the image of the remote. Flickr doesn’t own the rights to the images posted there so why credit them instead of the photographer? Does the photographer know you used his image? That’s disturbing. Excuse me while I go clear out my flickr images.

    1. Just Heather says:

      The link goes directly to the Creative Commons photo in question. When a photographer lists a personal website, I try to use it as the credit. Otherwise, I can only credit the Flickr user.

  5. Ruth Ann Young says:

    Im a frugal by nature but going out to eat is a toughie for me! Many times it is out of necessity (crazy schedules) or, as a single mom, I’m simply beyond exhausted to make anything. once i get home. When i do eat out I am pretty darn good at using coupons or only ordering 2 meals for the 3 of us to eat or going places where portions are large n we all get a lunch out of leftovers the next day. One thing i do is always tip on the full bill:)

  6. Barbquilts says:

    GEE this is nothing new ! We do all of the above no more ways we can save ?

    I’d love to see something NEW

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