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Old 17 Jul 2008
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Money saving Ideas..

Mrs.X was surfing around and she found this site
http://www.thecareerbreaksite.com/

All about adult gap years.. while some of it is just silliness, some could be quite useful and there are some good points on money issues..

http://www.thecareerbreaksite.com/money/cash-maths.htm - how to save up!
http://www.thecareerbreaksite.com/money/save-money.php - saving

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another good way is to find bargains and resell them. I don't want to give too much away but I've come across a very nice on-the-side project at the moment (a legal one!)
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Car boot sales

It may be obvious, but we are starting the countdown till we go and have gone to two car boot sales and starting to put stuff onto ebay.

We're at £300 for stuff we wouldn't even notice. And it's very liberating and should be the start of any 'life changing' trip. Sell all the sh1t that has been tying you down.

And, as long as it doesn't rain they are actually great fun. Honest!
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Another good tip is to put all your pound coins(substitute for dollar/euro/etc....at will) into a tin at the end of each day.My partner and i have been doing so for the last year and so far we're up to £2000+.
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i do something similar, i have a greek urn moneypot that you have to smash when its full (for good luck, the greeks are into smashing pottery!)
i only put £2coins in them and they pay for 2 holidays or a bike trip every year.
its surprising how muh loose change you have in your pockets some days
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Stop drinking for a year. Not going to tell how much I saved - you can do your own sums - but £20 per week is a £1,000.

I sometimes buy £50 worth of euros when the rate is good but not at the moment
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I also use the loose change idea but be careful a friend had his large whiskey bottle nicked durring a break in. He said he put notes and everything in it and I think he got £500 back from the insurance. I guess he probably had over 2 grands worth in there.

I now bank our jar once a month.
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