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#2983154 - 10/15/12 07:59 PM Re: Money saving tips [Re: Wells Taxidermy]

Registered: 10/01/12
Posts: 18
Loc: Wilson County

I cannot agree more on the grinder purchase! May be a cheap brand but I bought an LEM Grinder during my 21 hour marathon Black Friday shopping that actually began thanksgiving nite at 7:00 pm. That, by the way, is my contribution to this thread: Black Friday shopping is great when buying hunting stuff for christmas. I "hunt" on Black Friday for my HUNT during Christmas! HA!
More "bang" for the Buck?
"Game" On !!

#3207601 - 03/29/13 11:16 AM Re: Money saving tips [Re: TNnewgirl]
8 Point

Registered: 08/12/01
Posts: 1421
Loc: Cadiz Ky

Basspro lifetime socks. Blended wool and two other things I can't remember ! Lol
Best at keeping you warm and if you ever wear a hole takes back for a replacement , no receipt needed. 9.99 and worth every Penney. Had some of mine 5-6 years

#3208137 - 03/29/13 08:41 PM Re: Money saving tips [Re: SALTMAN]
4 Point

Registered: 01/31/09
Posts: 372
Loc: west tn

Processor your own deer
Gardening and canning.
Bass pro socks lol
Buying a sportsmans license (if you use it)
Reloading your own bullets (as long as you don't shoot more)
Thrift stores garage sales Craigslist.
Most of all NO CREDIT CARDS if I buy anything on credit I try to get 0 percent or as close to it as possible. And we also use

#3214592 - 04/05/13 06:01 PM Re: Money saving tips [Re: lockandloaded]
12 Point

Registered: 04/03/11
Posts: 7326
Loc: Shelby County, TN

My wife has been making our own cleaners(Formula 409/Windex etc...), detergents for washing clothes and dish detergent for over a year now. The clothes detergent alone saves us a ton of money she makes 5 gallons of powder (about 6-8 months worth) for about 25 dollars. We have 2 kids...we wash a lot of clothes.

You can find all kinds of recipes for the stuff on line.

I'm also making my own beer ;\) ...but that doesn't really save any money
Save the Little ones for the Little Ones.
Wine-Down Brewing and Winemaking

#3214593 - 04/05/13 06:02 PM Re: Money saving tips [Re: BamaProud]
12 Point

Registered: 04/03/11
Posts: 7326
Loc: Shelby County, TN

Oh and I have gotten a lot of killer deals on Craigslist.
Save the Little ones for the Little Ones.
Wine-Down Brewing and Winemaking

#3215425 - 04/06/13 09:34 PM Re: Money saving tips [Re: BamaProud]
10 Point

Registered: 08/02/09
Posts: 2883
Loc: Hendersonville Tn.

$900 camper that has saved me thousands over the last 5 years.Home away from home.AC, electric heat,frige and microwave.
No phone,no TV no problems.
Fight Organized Crime-Reelect No one.

#3254848 - 05/25/13 05:47 PM Re: Money saving tips [Re: Wells Taxidermy]
8 Point

Registered: 01/21/13
Posts: 1092
Loc: TN, Rhea,

For anyone who has a baby... My wife makes all of our baby food. She boils or steams the vegetables and then blends them. This is good on two fronts because it is much cheaper and you know exactly what your kid is eating.
We the unwanted, do the unthinkable, for the ungrateful.
In Each Other We Trust.

#3260355 - 06/03/13 08:24 AM Re: Money saving tips [Re: hunter0925]
10 Point

Registered: 08/09/08
Posts: 3296
Loc: SouthWest TN

1. Do your own yardwork/lawncare.
2. Buy those home repair books and get some tools and do it yourself.
3. Change the oil in all your vehicles yourself. (be responsible about recycling the oil...don't dump it on the ground.)
4. Fish. Clean the fish, and then cook them. Catch and release is nice, but if you are on a em up!
5. Sell your stuff that's cluttering up your house.
6. Rotate your tires at every oil change to get maximum life out of them.
7. Buy a book on small engine repair and learn to fix your own equipment. Cant start your weedeater? Then learn how to fix it.
8. Stay single and don't have kids. (That's the best $ saving tip!)
9. If you are going to buy ANYTHING, check online first to see if someone has the same item lightly used for 1/3 the price of new.
10. Drive your vehicle until the repairs cost more than the value of the vehicle. The average car in the U.S. is 11 years old. Try to be on the far side of that curve.

#3265967 - 06/11/13 11:55 AM Re: Money saving tips [Re: BlackBelt]
8 Point

Registered: 06/18/09
Posts: 1666
Loc: easttennessee

1 process my own deer, alway's have alway's will
2. Eat lot's of pinto bean's, then make chili out of the rest
3. garden and fruit trees
4. make my own wine
5.I have a mq1 I bought new in 2000, replace string and cable every 3 yr. good as new.
6.Sharpen my own slick trick blades, they will shave you.
7.Keep your gear and treestands in shape, keep them painted etc. I have summits that are 15 yrs old, I got newer ones too tho lol.

#3267130 - 06/12/13 10:46 PM Re: Money saving tips [Re: buckaroo]
Wes Parrish
16 Point

Registered: 06/12/02
Posts: 19470
Loc: Knoxville-Dover-Union City, TN

Lots of great tips on this thread.

The single best financial advice I've every received or have to give is this:

"Live WAY below your means."

This is not the same as living "within" your means.
By living WAY below your means, you have more to save and invest, and your "means" can increase dramatically. At some point, even living WAY below your means, you're living WAY ABOVE where you would have been had you not adopted this philosophy.

And I know what I'm saying next has already been stated, but just to add a little . . . . . .

But quality items (usually more expensive at time of purchase) of lasting value as opposed to low-quality (usually cheap) items that don't last. If you avoid impulse buying, then research your options, and be patient, you can often buy quality for little more (sometimes less) than what many people are paying for crap items. And often a good used quality item can be of much greater lasting value, and cost a lot less up front, than a new low-quality item.

As an example, a rifle scope such as a Leupold VX-3 can provide you with a lifetime's worth of a very reliable, quality scope. Not only does it last a lifetime, but it's a very satisfying scope (compared to some of the less costly ones). Many people spend more than the cost of a VX-3 in going thru several lesser scopes over a few years before they finally seeing the merits of higher quality and lasting value. I'm not saying you should go without a scope if you can't afford something like a VX-3, but am saying you can spend more over time on less clear, less reliable cheaper scopes.

Lastly, value your time.
If you don't, no one else will either, and you'll waste much of your time doing things that not only don't make you money, but also cost you money.

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