Eat at home or at the 'early bird'7 of 8"My family and I are on a mission not to use any of our credit cards. If we do not have the cash, we do not buy."Some of the things we are doing are:Eating at home more often. It's amazing what a pound of lean ground beef and a box of pasta can do. It goes a long way toward feeding a family of four, sometimes even six if I count both my sons-in-law.We go to the local grocery stores that have the DVD rentals and rent a movie for $1, and have movie night at home with microwave popcorn.When planning to eat out, look at your weekly paper and hometown fliers. Many local restaurants are sending coupons for deals like 'buy one entree, get second entree for free.'Also when eating out, check out the "early bird" specials and the times. My husband and I went to a local Italian restaurant on a Sunday before 6 p.m. and had a great meal for two for under $20."-- Maria, Plantation, Fla. Related Articles:Why debt management?5 ways to cut debt now2010 Frugal Living GuideSave money on groceriesRelated Links:Ways to dump debt in 2010Debt pay-down calculatorBuilding your emergency fund4 dumb financial moves advertisement
"My family and I are on a mission not to use any of our credit cards. If we do not have the cash, we do not buy.
"Some of the things we are doing are:
-- Maria, Plantation, Fla.