Tuesday, December 11, 2012

With your gifting list growing this holiday season, saving money in other ways makes cents (and dollars!)

Here are a few ideas courtesy of MSN Money to add more cash for your stash.

DRIVE LESS - Save money normally spent at the pump by pumping your legs instead. If your destination is within walking distance - hoof it!

BREW IT TO GO - That Starbucks habit is probably whittling down your bank account more than you think. Wake up a few minutes earlier each morning and fill your thermos at home.

CLAP OFF - Turning off lights in unused rooms is not only good for the enviornment, it also may lead to a pleasant surprise in your next billing cycle.

FORGO THE FIDO - Thinking about bringing in a bounding bundle of joy this holiday? Don't forget about the accompanying vet bill. The annual cost of owning a medium-sized dog is over $1,100.

WATCH LESS (READ MORE!) The average monthly cable bill will set you back over 70 bucks. The average paperback can be purchased for between $15-$20. Chances are if you read - you can do the math.