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Keep the freezer stocked--for two reasons...

Here is today's MoneySmart tip of the day:

 

When you find good grocery deals on things such as bread and meat, stock up and freeze them. You'll save money on food, but there is an added bonus: the fuller your freezer, the easier and cheaper it is to maintain the temperature.

 

---Samantha Maziarz Christmann

Clothes not drying? It doesn't just cost you extra money, it could burn down your whole house

Here is today's MoneySmart tip of the day:

 

If your dryer is not getting your clothes dry as quickly as it used to, stop using it immediately and check for built-up lint in the ducts and hose. It is a deadly fire hazard!

 

---Samantha Maziarz Christmann

Know how much things cost

Here is today's MoneySmart tip of the day:

 

Know what things cost. So-called deep-discount stores don't always have the lowest prices. The same goes for dollar stores.

 

---Samantha Maziarz Christmann

Put off grocery shopping

Here is today's MoneySmart tip of the day:

 

See how long you can put off going grocery shopping. It will force you to get creative with unused items before they expire.

 

---Samantha Maziarz Christmann

Dyeing for clothes that last?

Here is today's MoneySmart tip of the day:

 

Extend the life of your wardrobe with the fabric dye. When colors start to fade after repeated washings, give them a boost with home kits such as Rit and they'll look like new.

 

---Samantha Maziarz Christmann

Get a better hotel rate

Here is today's MoneySmart tip of the day:

 

If you notice an empty-looking parking lot when checking into a hotel, try to negotiate a better rate. They're more likely to give you a break if they have a lot of empty rooms.

 

---Samantha Maziarz Christmann

Use every last drop of mayonnaise

Here is today's MoneySmart tip of the day:

 

An anonymous reader says you can use every last drop of mayonnaise by shaking your chopped onion and celery in the jar, then using it in your macaroni salad. She says you'll be surprised by how much mayo is left after the jar appears empty!

 

---Samantha Maziarz Christmann

Eat more beans...really!

Here's today's MoneySmart tip of the day:

 

Serve beans with everything. Black beans, kidney beans, lima beans--they're nutritious, filling and cheap.

 

---Samantha Maziarz Christmann

Search flights quickly

Here's today's MoneySmart tip of the day:

 

Type the airline and flight number into a search engine to track a flight. It's faster than using airline Web sites and, if a flight is delayed, will save unnecessary parking fees.

 

---Samantha Maziarz Christmann

Have breakfast for dinner

Here is today's MoneySmart tip of the day:

 

Have breakfast for dinner. Some breakfast foods, such as eggs and oatmeal, make some of the most nutritious, inexpensive meals around.

 

---Samantha Maziarz Christmann

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