It may seem too stingy really, but these cheapskate hacks are a must-know for those of us who need to save more moolah. If these billionaire cheapskates can live frugally (maybe not to this extreme), so can you!
If you have neighbors who are pretty cool, ask to share the Wi-Fi and split the bill. Make sure the router is located equidistant to the both of you!
#2 Cable TV
“Threatening” to leave your Cable TV company con force them to offer you an exclusive discounted rate. It doesn’t hurt to try!
#3 Retailer Gift Cards
You can purchase retailer gift cards online at a much more affordable rate than their loaded value. You can check out the company’s website or even specialty gift card outlets.
#4 Phone Calls
Use Google Voice to call people for free on your computer. But really, who doesn’t have Skype?
Go to trendy salons and offer to be a hair model for stylists in training. Your free or cheap haircut would look tres chic!
#6 Home Repair
Check YouTube first before you call in the experts. But know when to ask for help, especially when it’s an emergency!
#7 Freebies and Steals
Join “For Sale” Facebook groups to get steals or freebies. Not only do they have better stuff than Craigslist, it’s much less unreliable and creepy.
If you’re out on an extended holiday, sublet your apartment when you’re gone for some extra cash!
Unwrap all of the soap bars you’ve been given for holidays or birthdays and leave them in your dresser to get an everyday fresh scent! Make sure it’s a scent you like, of course.
#10 Work Meals
Leave some plastic food containers at work so you can take home any leftover food from birthday celebrations or treats. People might judge you a little bit, but whatever.
Everyone knows that gyms offer free trial gym passes for a week. Go to different facilities each week. Although you might feel a twinge of embarrassment for not signing up at each gym, you’re poor, so be okay with that.
#12 Coffee and Baked Goods
Bakeries and coffee shops can give out their baked goods at the end of each day. Just don’t be too obvious at the end of the day about your lurking.
#13 Gallery Openings
Get free wine and cheese (for cheesiest of the cheese treats, click here) and even cocktail food at local gallery openings. Also, a very classy environment to get a bit tipsy!
#14 Cleaning Products
There are a thousand and one ways to use vinegar as a cleaning tool! Not only is it safer for you and your family, it also won’t smell—trust us!
#15 Important Note
Just remember: cutting corners here and there can help you a lot when spending on the bigger stuff.