101 Ways to Save Big Bucks

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All of us are looking to save money. After all, that’s why you’re here, right? Most of us have a tendency to over complicate saving or living thrifty and in reality, all it really requires is a bit of creativity sometimes and willpower. Sometimes we just don’t know the thousands of different ways to save money. Sometimes we’re just a bit too lazy *raises hand*. No matter what your reasons, there are really not too many excuses that actually work well for not saving money.

Saving money doesn't have to be a long, complicated process! These 101 Ways to Save BIG Bucks make saving money easy!


I get it. Saving money takes time and anyone that knows me personally can tell you that time is something I have very little of. I work several full time jobs, freelance on the side and homeschool my Emma. I’m lucky to find the time to eat everyday and anyone who knows me personally can tell you that I often forget. My Tom and Emma are always asking me if I ate and when I say that I don’t remember the last time, they end up feeding me. Even with all of that though? I still find time to do what I can to save. I still find the time and the energy to work towards saving as much as possible and building a financially solid future for my family. So with that? I give you these 101 ways to save big bucks. Some will help you save at home and others are for things like dating and gym memberships. Either way, each one is a solid tip that will help you to save anywhere from a few cents to a few hundred, but combine them and you’ll save BIG.

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  9. 5 Frugal Ways to Use Food Scraps
  10. 4 Tips for Saving Big on Meat
  11. How I Save on Back to School Reading
  12. Ways to Save Money on Baby Formula
  13. Fall Wedding on a Budget
  14. 17 Creative Ways to Save at Disneyland
  15. Frugal and Simple Homemade Cleaner Recipes
  16. DIY Frugal Mani/Pedi
  17. Creative Kids’ Rooms on a Budget
  18. Organizing Your Living Room on a Budget
  19. 3 Tips for Cooling Your Home for Less
  20. 5 Homemade Bug Spray Recipes
  21. 7 Frugal Ways to Celebrate Father’s Day
  22. Homemade Liquid Hand Soap
  23. 7 Father’s Day Gifts You Can Make Yourself
  24. 8 Great Ways to Save Money on Laundry
  25. The Secret to Saving Money on Your Monthly Bills
  26. Save Money on School Lunches
  27. 5 Painless Ways to Save Money
  28. 50 Frugal Summer Activities
  29. 10 Money Saving Tips You’ve Never Thought Of
  30. DIY Baby Wash
  31. How to Host a Clothing Swap
  32. How to Camp for Free
  33. 5 Ways to Save on Cleaning Supplies
  34. Super Simple Citrus DIY All Purpose Cleaner
  35. 13 Surprising Money Saving Hot Spots
  36. 20 Surprising Uses for Lemons
  37. Homemade Pancake Syrup
  38. 1 Sneaky Trick to Save $10 or More Each Month on Groceries
  39. Fixing Up Furniture the Frugal Way
  40. How to Save on Vacation
  41. HUGE list of places to find FREE Homeschool Curriculum
  42. How to Grow Celery From Scraps 
  43. 20 Common Expenses You Should Stop Spending Money On
  44. 5 Frugal Date Night Ideas for Spring
  45. DIY Reusable Fabric Softener Sheets
  46. 7 Frugal (and Fun!) Kids Birthday Presents
  47. How to Preserve Eggs for Long Term Storage
  48. 7 Easy Ways to Save on Your Cell Phone Plan
  49. Homemade Breadcrumbs Recipe
  50. How to Save Money on Toilet Paper
  51. 7 Thrifty Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas
  52. 5 Simple Ways to Stretch Your Grocery Budget
  53. Natural Health Remedies that Can Save You Money
  54. 8 Thrift Store Shopping Do’s and Don’ts
  55. 100 Ways to Save $100 This Month
  56. How to Save Money on Paper Towels
  57. 42 Homemade Items You’ll Never Buy Again
  58. How to Dehydrate & Preserve Fresh Mushrooms
  59. 10 Things Thrifty People Never Buy New
  60. 10 Things Thrifty People Reuse to Save Money
  61. Simple 3 Step Homemade Laundry Detergent
  62. 30 Ways to Save You’re Probably Overlooking
  63. 8 Frugal Ways to Prepare for Baby
  64. 8 Ways to Save Money on Groceries
  65. DIY Laundry Stain Remover
  66. Easy Homemade Lotion Recipes
  67. 3 Ways to Get Free Kids Clothes…Every Year
  68. Organizing Your Bathroom on a Budget
  69. Homemade Tooth Powder
  70. 3 Ways to Save on Clothes
  71. 11 Ways to Save on Gym Memberships
  72. DIY Orange Furniture Polish
  73. Clean Your Windows for Just Pennies
  74. 4 Tips for Saving Money on Diapers
  75. 26 Ways to Save Money on School Supplies
  76. How I Saved $264.00 a Year in 5 minutes and 6 clicks
  77. 4 Ways to Save on Dog Grooming
  78. How to Save Money at the Movies
  79. How to Eat Fresh on a Budget
  80. Homemade Coffee Creamer
  81. How to Save Money on Your Electric Bill
  82. DIY Foaming Body Wash
  83. How to Save Money on Kids Clothing
  84. 7 Frugal Skills Everyone Should Know
  85. Homemade Chicken Stock in a Slow Cooker
  86. 15 Fun Frugal Fall Family Activities
  87. 11 Ways to Save Big at Walgreens
  88. 5 Ways to Save on Your Internet Bill
  89. 3 Unique Ways to Save on Medical Bills
  90. Easy Homemade Bisquik without Shortening 
  91. How to Dress Well on a Budget
  92. How to Workout for Free
  93. How to Get Bank Fees Waived
  94. 10 Things You Should Buy at the Dollar Tree
  95. How to Save Money on Motels
  96. 15 Ways to Save Hundreds on a Disney World Vacation
  97. 5 Ways to Save on Family Entertainment
  98. 5 Simple Ways to Reduce Monthly Expenses
  99. Healthiest Foods for a Tight Budget
  100. 7 Easy Ways to Save on Gas
  101. 5 Easy & Frugal Fall Decor Ideas



Stacy Barr
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Stacy Barr

Stacy Barr is the face and brain behind the frugal living and lifestyle blog Six Dollar Family. A true gypsy soul, her newest blog, Unsettled Hearts, chronicles the journey of her family to become full-time travelers. By the age of 30, Stacy had overcome an alcohol addiction, a drug addiction, divorce, survived domestic violence and had built a life for herself and her daughter after spending 10 months in a homeless shelter. Stacy is passionate about homeless advocacy and addiction education.  Her first book, also called Six Dollar Family is available on Amazon.

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  1. What a great list you’ve put together, Stacy! There’s a little something for everyone. It’s all about finding ways to save money that work for YOU.

    Thank you for including my tips on saving on diapers and Disney vacations, I really appreciate it 🙂

  2. What an awesome list! Thanks so much for including me, I really appreciate it! 🙂

  3. Thanks for including my window cleaner tip #73! I’ll add this to my social shares.

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