I AM A SONIC BOOMER, NOT A SENIOR... In this blog, I am writing to and for those who believe that the Boomers will change what the word Senior means. I also believe that Boomers will change what retirement means in our society. The blog is also for those who are interested in what life after retirement may look like for them. In this blog I highlight and write about issues that I believe to be important both for Seniors and working Boomers.
Saturday, November 19, 2016
· Thrifty Ways to Save Money
an emergency need not be a chore when you are making a good effort to put money
aside constantly. Be in a mood of saving and watch as that bank account
buying a new DVD, save money by trading with family and friends. Once a month
do the rounds and before you know it, you will have a new library of good
movies to enjoy.
small garden each spring, with just the vegetables that you really like. Even a
small effort every day can save you dollars usually spent on fresh vegetables
at the produce market.
bread and other bakery items at the local thrift bread store.
local library for the newest DVD/video releases and then rent three for $2.00
for two days.
local newspapers online.
for big ticket items and then save literally hundreds on computers, DVD
of the cost of items you buy a lot and get them at the cheapest store, like
cleaning supplies at Family Dollar, pet food at Wal-Mart, etc.
·Make a conscious
effort to combine tasks that require driving some place, so you will get the
most out of your mileage.
friends and family who do not feel slighted by this, send e-mail cards for
holidays, birthdays and as thank you cards. In addition, e-mail family and
friends who live far away, instead of calling long distance.
·Get rid of
your monthly fee long distance service, and just use an access code when you do
call, which is infrequently anyway and inexpensive.
which satellite channels you could do without, and give up a few shows you
really like. You can save more than $20.00 on your monthly bill.
buy vegetables, fruits and bread at the grocery store check the
reduced-for-quick-sale carts and shelves first.
oil in your vehicles yourself.
when buying clothes for the following year at the end of the season during the off season. You can
get great mark down prices.
evening take the spare change from your pockets or periodically clean out your
purse and toss the coins aside. Never take any money back until the end of the
year. Then take all of the coins to the bank and exchange them for cash. You’ll
be surprised to find out they’ve added up to $50, $100 or even $200.
of your cents, and then your dollars will take care of themselves.”
work in good weather instead of driving to save on gas.
·Eat a few
hearty vegetarian meals each week.
sales for a great source of household items, books, clothing, and furniture.
bottled water! Buy a good water-filter and drink tap water.
·By the end
of each day put all of your change into an empty coffee can. Then roll coins as
you watch TV or listen to the radio. This will add up to hundreds of dollars
very quickly and gives you something good to do with your hands to relax.