Regardless of your spending habits, there are lots of ways to Feed the Pig. While the savings from changing a single habit may not seem like much at first, making changes in a few areas of your life can add up to big bucks within a single year. Here are some of our favorite financial tips.

Weekly Savings Tip: DIY and Save!

In honor of National Craft Month, March, this week's tip is for all the DIYers out there; savers who find themselves exclaiming, "I could make that!" again and again. Making your own gifts, home furnishings and personal care products can be a great way to save money, as long as it doesn't turn into another reason to shop. Here are some of my favorite DIY ideas.

  • 35 DIY Gifts That Everyone Will Love. No matter the occasion, finding the right gift can be a challenge, and can often bring an unexpected blow to your budget. Luckily, there are no special skills required for many of these ideas and several include supplies you probably already have.
  • 40 Things You Don't Have to Throw Away. Some of these thrifty ideas may be a stretch—not all of us are in need of a shoe box robot—but others are brilliant ways to reuse items you'd typically toss.
  • 2x4: 4 Ways to Save Money this Summer. You likely already know that making your coffee at home can add up to significant savings, but do you know how to make the most of your windows and appliance use in the summer months? 

Check out the rest of my Pinterest boards for more great saving ideas and inspiration. Head on over and please share your favorites with me too! 

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