You, money, dumpster diving

We all know the economy’s hitting harder than… well, something really, really hard. There are a lot of people out there who will try and give you some tips to survive the recession, but you already know most of those. We here at the Bus did some heavy research for you guys.  By “heavy research,” we mean we clicked around a few websites in between Facebook status updates and asked a couple of friends over coffee. Here are some great tips you probably haven’t thought about that will help you put that shiny new money clip to use.

1. Have a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Not only are they delicious and ridiculously cheap, but every time you make yourself a PB&J, you’re also helping out the environment. No, really! Look!

2. Coupons. Your spare quarters could go towards a newspaper and save the world of print journalism. Those quarters will also usually get you a few pages of coupons that could save you dozens of dollars in one trip to the supermarket. Not willing to cut up one of your last issues of the PI? Try searching online for free coupons.

3. Take advantage of your local library! A lot of us stop going to the library the minute we stop having to write essays, but we’re quick to buy the latest bestselling novels from a bookstore. Instead of shelling out cash for books and movies, see if your neighborhood library branch has what you’re looking for.

4. And speaking of movies, how about catching a matinee instead of a late movie? Become an early bird. A lot of places (restaurants, theaters, nightclubs, etcetera) will often knock a few dollars off your tab for coming a bit earlier than you usually would.

If you’re really wanting to save money, there’s always freeganism.

Now what are you going to do with all of this extra money you’ll have laying around? Exactly.


1 Response to “You, money, dumpster diving”

  1. 1 asiangoddez
    February 27, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    The skinny on dumpster diving – Great Harvest Bread warehouse in So Seattle has bins of day old bread out back.

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