tips for tightwads
love to find ways to spend less and get more, but some people
go to the extreme to save a buck. Are you one of them? Do
your friends and family consider you cheap? Do you like to
save money any way you can? If you answered "yes,"Donald Van
de Mark, co-founder of Myprimetime.com, has some great tips
for you. He believes that being a "tightwad" is the cornerstone
to building wealth. For those of you who donít scrimp and
save, he might change your mind... read on.
degrees of savings
Van de Mark says there are several different kinds of savers.
Heís got some ďtightwadĒ tips for each of them.
Who are they? Thrifty people tend to be straightforward and
use common sense when it comes to savings. Your mother would
be proud. Your friends secretly admire you.
Make your own baby food. Itís cheaper and more nutritious.
Just throw some peas and carrots in the blender.
Who are they? Frugal folks are a step above thrifty.
Check out toy-lending libraries that work just like a book
library, except for an annual fee.
Who are they? Itís possible to go out with penny-pinchers
and still have a good time. But donít let them be in charge
of leaving the tip.
Donít get suckered into buying over-priced make-up brushes
at cosmetic counters. Similar brushes can be found at art
supply stores for a lot less.
Who are they? Tightwads donít stop at stiffing the waiter.
Theyíll steal the tip off the next table if you donít get
them out of the restaurant quick enough.
Use Cola to remove tough water rings in your toilet bowl.
Itís considerably cheaper than stain remover.
Who are they? Misers donít go to restaurants. They donít go
out at all. The only joys in a miserís life are making and
You know the CD-Roms that AOL and Earthlink send you in the
mail? Donít throw them out. They make great coasters!
Who are they? Dumpster-diving and panhandling are symptoms
of this category.
Donít throw out your old socks! Re-use them. Tie them in a
bundle ó and presto ó- an instant mop!