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I love finding leaks in our budget, plugging them, and reaping the savings from doing so. I have done this by unplugging our electrical appliances when not in use, grocery shopping every other week instead of every week, doing the drugstore game, and subscribing to Netflix instead of going to the DVD store (my husband and I had quite the bad habit of racking up late fees each month).
Now that cities and states are facing unprecedented budget gaps due to the recession and Americans tightening up their wallets, they also have made it their job to find leaks and plug them as quickly as possible. While some tactics have been no-brainers, others are quite interesting, scary, and just plain strange. Here’s a list of some of my favorites:
Have you heard of any others worthy of mention?