65 Tips to Save Money Through Self-Reliance

Apply a do-it-yourself approach to personal finance to significantly reduce your living expenses. Follow these tips from our community of readers and experts to start living on less today.

Buying Bulk Food Items
Buy raw ingredients in bulk rather than prepackaged or prepared foods. Start or join a bulk food co-op and place orders directly with food companies to further cut costs.
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