Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Tips for saving money

I was born into a stingy family, and am proud to continue its traditions.

  • You waste an awful lot of toothpaste if you throw it away too soon. Rather cut open the tube and scrape out the last bits with a spoon. Use an old pair of scissors so you don't waste money blunting a new one!
  • Take the train for your daily commute, if you can. Third class, even! (I chicken out here and use first class.) Taking my car every day would cost me about R350 each month; instead I pay R128 for a monthly train ticket. No parking woes, and I can go from Retreat to Cape Town as much as I like.