21 Things You Can Do to Save Money Now

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Have your New Year's resolutions failed you already? Some of mine have, but my renewed commitment to save my money for stuff I really want instead of stuff that's just there in front of me to grab in a store hasn't. I'm always looking around the Internet for more easy tips my grandmother would know by heart but always seem like aha moments to me.

Manuela at A Cultivated Nest has a list of 21 tips for saving money. I love this one, because it is all about more and not less, more mad skillz that is.

Learn a new money saving skill – how to change the oil in a car, canning, crochet, how to make bread, sewing, gardening, how to recover a lamp with a new shade, learn how to clip the dogs nails instead of going to the groomer ($14 at our Vet) for example.

I got a sewing machine for Christmas. I don't know how to use it yet, but homemade American Girl doll clothes and pillows are coming my way in 2013. What do you want to learn to do?

sewing machine

Credit Image: Dyanna Hyde on Flickr

Rita Arens is the author of the young adult novel The Obvious Game & the senior editor of BlogHer. Find more at www.surrenderdorothyblog.com.

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