@SeptemberBride2013: Below are my suggestions, some only apply if you pay utilities…
Switch to a no fee bank account if you don’t already have that
Watch less TV (less energy and less viewing of ads!)
Invite friends over instead of out
Drink water! You save on the cost of other beverages and you’ll eat less so you’ll have a lower grocery bill
Cut back on “pre-packaged foods” they’re expensive and so not worth it
Make Freezer meals to avoid spending on those “lazy nights”
Turn off every light you don’t need and open the windows more!
Shop thrift stores and garage sales for items you actually need
Clean your car’s air filter, a clean air filter can improve your gas mileage by up to 7%
Do not take your credit cards with you unless you have a planned purchase (gas, wedding items, etc.)
Carry less cash, personally cash “burns a hole” in my pocket… donno about you
Switch to generic branded items, Some you can tell the difference, others you wont. I love canned tuna (I know most don’t) and I find no-name the same as brand-name
DO NOT HOLD ITEMS YOU”RE THINKING OF BUYING. Sorry for caps, but theres studies that show the longer you hold an item the stronger an attachment you get to it, if you’re debating something, put it down and look at it, or ask someone else to hold it up for you.
Air up your tires. For every two PSI that all of your tires are below the recommended level, you lose 1% on your gas mileage
Cut back on cellphone, cable and internet bills, if you’re not using everything… see if you can scale back or ask your provider if they have a better deal to retain your loyalty
Use the Library to rent games, movies and more.