Saturday, April 12, 2003

Cost-cutting survey



The economy is no longer booming. Consumer confidence has fallen. And many people, including those here in the Tristate, are trying to cut their spending.

The Enquirer wants to know what you’re doing to trim your expenses.

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Please check any of the following that apply:

Take public transportation instead of taxis.

Wait longer between haircuts.

Cut back on facials, manicures and massages.

Buy cheaper coffee drinks.

Use discount cards for food and beverages.

Opt for standard cable TV over premium programming.

Get car washes less frequently.

Buy half-price theater tickets.

Refinance mortgage payments.

Take shorter vacations closer to home.

Buy only needed items - one suit instead of two - despite tempting sales.

What other ways are you trying to save money? What tips do you have for others who are trimming expenses?