Once a month I take a different look at some popular but somewhat wimpy frugal tips and try to beef them up. Yeah!
Wimpy Tip: Grocery shop on a full belly so you are not tempted to spend as much. Not bad, but there could be added benefits.
Tip on Steroids: Get that full belly eating beans, broccoli or cabbage and wait a few hours to digest. Leave the Beano at home and not only will you clear out the aisles for a smoother, more efficient shopping experience, but the cashier might find herself so hurried to get you through her line that she misses a few scans. Score!
Wimpy Tip: Rent out a spare room in your house to make extra money. You obviously have not thought this all the way through.
Tip on Steroids: Think how much more money you could make if you moved into the spare room and rented out the rest of the house. Cutting edge, I know, but you are free to use it.
Wimpy Tip: Go in for a full evaluation of your financial situation by a trained professional. Really, who actually has money for that?
Tip on Steroids: Just ask your friends and family how they handle their finances, and do the opposite.
Pumped Up Frugal Tips: Credit Cards, Light Bulbs and Homemade Gifts Edition