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  • Save Time
    Just be a good neighbor: when you make a trip to the grocery or hardware store, head to the library or just pick up a pizza for dinner, ask friends in the neighborhood if they need anything while you're out. Save them time or a trip today, and they'll likely do the same for you next time.

    Save Money
    Entertain at home. Save money by having friends over to your house or apartment to share a meal, enjoy a wine tasting or create a dining club. Take turns hosting and cooking the main course while guests can provide appetizers, salads and dessert.

    Save for the Future
    Pay yourself first. For instance, set aside a percentage of your income each pay period by setting up an automatic debit each month into a savings account.
  • Save Time
    App parties are springing up in museums, galleries and homes across the country. Invite your friends to come with their smart phones ready to share their favorite time-saving apps while picking up new ones — you could even use a new social app to organize it.

    Save Money
    Check out thrift stores, consignment stores or online auction sites for clothes. You might be surprised what you can find there.

    Save for the Future
    If you've had the same phone, TV and Internet services for years, there are probably some new deals that could save you money. Try giving them a call.
  • Save Time
    Fold your laundry while watching a favorite TV show or listening to a good podcast.

    Save Money
    Take a cold hard look at your recurring monthly bills to realize savings: cell phone, home phone, cable, internet, electricity, memberships, insurance, subscriptions, etc. It's the items we are habituated to paying that we tend to gloss over when looking to save money.

    Save for the Future
    Many stores will match competitors' deals on big-ticket items. Search the Internet, bring in a printout and then put the difference into savings.
  • Save Time
    To get an easy jump-start on breakfast set out cereal bowls, spoons and boxes the night before.

    Save Money
    If you're already paying off loans, be careful about borrowing more money. Only in certain cases is it beneficial to use another loan to pay off a current one. For instance, if you were able to secure a loan with similar terms but a lower interest rate, it might be worth replacing the earlier loan.

    Save for the Future
    Are you getting the most from your money? Talk to your banker about whether higher-yield options (money markets, CDs, etc.) are right for you.
  • Save Time
    When having company over, don't try to make the whole meal by yourself. Buy a few pre-made sides, and just put them in nice serving dishes.

    Save Money
    Not a newspaper reader? Try picking up the Sunday edition. The coupons usually pay for themselves and then some.

    Save for the Future
    Plan your purchases by the season for the most savings. For example, wait for Black Friday purchases in November for any big-ticket items. Post-Christmas January sales offer great discounts. Look for end-of-season sales like winter clothing in March, landscaping plants and trees in September/October, outdoor furniture and gear in August and so on.
  • Save Time
    Everyone's inbox is overflowing with email. Don't put off getting to the bottom of it at least once a day by opening one item at a time and don't look at the next until you decide a course of action for the first. Deal with it now to save time later.

    Save Money
    Save around 10 percent a year on your heating and cooling bills by adjusting the temperature 10°-15° for the eight or nine hours you're at work with a programmable thermostat. It's easy!

    Save for the Future
    It's never too soon to teach your children about the value of saving money. Use helpful online tools and resources like The Stock Market Game™, Money Talks (in English and en español) and Reality Check.
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