Ask for advice from people within your circle. If you are trying to think of ways to cut down on spending and you would like some outside advice talk to your closest friends and family. Tell them you would like some suggestions. Who knows they might come up with things you never would have thought of.

Keep a notebook in your pocket for ideas. There’s nothing worse then coming up with some great ideas only to forget them because you didn’t have a pen and paper handy. By keeping a notebook you can jot down any ideas that might occur to you throughout the day and you can check it regularly. You can also you it for reminders. Maybe you need to pick up milk before you come home or maybe you have an appointment.

Look for a cheaper place to live. Now depending on where you live this might be hard. If you do the research you may be able find somewhere more affordable. Or you can consider downsizing your house to an apartment or getting roommates to share expenses.

Keep your tires filled with air. You use up more gas then you need when you don’t keep your tires filled with air. For every two PSI that your tires are below the recommended level you can lose up to 1% on your gas mileage. Most car tires are 5-10 PSI below their normal level which means by just filling up your tires with air you can improve your gas mileage by 5%.

Dig into your community calendar. There are many free events that go on around the city throughout the year. Look into them and highlight the ones you want to check out. You can get out of the house spend little or no money and have a great time with your family.