This isn’t exactly local, but it’s interesting. In this interactive feature, the New York Times asked people to share “survival strategies” for getting by in an economic recession. The result: Nearly 1,500 creative (or just plain funny) ways to live on less.
Here are a couple of my favorites:
We are swapping Saturday nights and babysitting for friends. In our area, that saves about $45 – 75.
— Tracy, New Jersey
Instead of going shopping, I am hosting seasonal clothing swaps. I provide snacks, guests provide beverages. We all bring clothes.
— Kelly, Long Island City
Enjoy things you can do, and forget the others.
— Maria Teresa Quirke Arrau, Chile, South America
What are your best tips for cutting costs?
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