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    61. Make your own organic fertilisers to save money.

    61. If you can make your own fertiliser this will be a great help for your garden and your wallet.

    If you're able to get chicken poo or sheep poo this is a great way to make an organic fertiliser check Greening Of Gavin (not me) for info on that: Home-made Liquid Fertiliser |The Greening of Gavin if you live close to the coast, or near Lake Macquarie or similar that has a build up of seaweed (stinky point at the north of the lake comes to mind, though it's now called kookaburra point or something similar) this makes for a great natural liquid fertiliser or to add to the compost heap.

    There's a great guide for Seaweed Tea fertiliser on Just Like My Nan Made:

    SeaWeed Fertiliser Tutorial

    Just Like My Nan Made: SeaWeed Fertiliser Tutorial

    This video it seems they purchased seaweed, but it's worth getting it for free if you can!
    How to make Homemade Seaweed Fertilizer



    I made a homemade seaweed fertilizer. I applied it to my plant roots with good results. The plants stood taller and seemed to grow by the next day. I also bought an organic liquid seaweed fertilizer from amazon that I will try.
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    62.try shopping at different times.

    62. Try going to the supermarket at different times of the day and night, sometimes you can find that they put out reduced stock.

    If you've got a household that gets through food fast getting things that are almost out of date is a great way of saving money, I once went into Coles and found loaves of bread for 2cents, that's right 2cents, I bought 3 and they rounded down to 5cents! I took half of one loaf out used it before the expiry date and froze the rest just defrosting when I needed bread and to defrost I'd just leave out, do not use the microwave, there's enough heat in the room to deal with it!
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    63. Make use of free software such as free anti-virus software like Windows Defender & Security

    63. Use free software for your computer.

    I'm often asked which anti-virus software I would recommend and after I find out if the user is using windows I suggest Microsoft's Defender for Windows 8 as it's pretty good and it's free and that's what I like in software, or for Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP try Windows Security Essentials. It doesn't quite do everything some of the McAfee or Norton packages do, but it also doesn't seem to impact your computers performance the way I've found paid for antivirus software to do.

    To get the free anit-virus software for Windows head to:

    Windows Security Essentials for Windows Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP:
    Download Microsoft Security Essentials from Official Microsoft Download Centre

    Defender for Microsoft Windows 7:
    Windows Defender - Microsoft Windows


    Defender for Microsoft Windows 8:
    Windows Defender and Windows SmartScreen fight viruses and other malware - Microsoft Windows



    Windows Defender and Windows SmartScreen fight viruses and other malware


    Windows Defender and Windows SmartScreen are built into Windows 8 and Windows RT and help guard your PC against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software in real time. Windows Defender uses green, yellow, and red color codes to show your PC’s security status.
    If there’s a red or yellow threat, Windows Defender notifies you and recommends what to do.
    When Windows Defender detects a suspicious app or other unfamiliar software, it checks it against a Microsoft database to make sure it isn’t known to do anything potentially harmful. Windows Defender keeps track of known malware automatically, but you can also get updated lists whenever you want.
    These definitions are updated automatically, and whenever you tap or click Update.
    Windows Defender runs in the background, and only notifies you if there are specific actions to take—but you can also run your own scan whenever you want. If your PC isn’t working properly, or you got an email from someone you know that just doesn’t seem right, use Windows Defender to check for malware you might have downloaded inadvertently.



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    • In Windows 8 and Windows RT, Windows Defender provides the same level of protection against malware as Microsoft Security Essentials. You can't use Microsoft Security Essentials with Windows 8 or Windows RT, but you don't need to—Windows Defender is already included and ready to go.
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    64. 6 tips on How to pay off your credit card and cut down interest rate payments

    64. How to pay off your credit card and cut down interest rate payments:

    This is from MrMoneyExpert:
    How to pay off your credit card and cut down interest rate payments - Money Saving Tip
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    65. Save money by filling the sink when washing your hands. 65a: was your hands in cold water.

    65. Save money by filling the sink rather than just running water when washing your hands after gardening, working on motorbikes, cars or as I just was tar roofing felt.

    I was just washing my hands as they were covered in tar from roofing felt that goes on the top of garden sheds, I thought of the amount of times I've seen people run and run hot or cold water to was their hands, this is a big waste, get the water up to temperature* put the plug in, grab a bar of soap and a scrubbing brush and go nuts on your hands, this will save money and not just flushing it straight down the drain.


    65a: *I normally wash with cold, but the tar wasn't budging with cold water, the hot tap was warm enough to have an affect on the tar. Hot tap water doesn't kill any germs, it's not hot enough, it's just more pleasant for most people, but if you're using it because you think it's cleaner than using cold it doesn't help and cold is cheaper.
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    money saving technique #66 cut dishwashing tablets in half to get twice as many washes.

    Please do feel free to share your money saving techniques with everyone here. We all really appreciate them.

    This tip is from a friend, I've not tried it, but it's similar to what I do already using dishwashing powder.

    66. Cut dishwashing tablets in half to get twice as many washes.


    Supposedly they work just as well when they're halved as they do when they're full, guess it wouldn't work on the powerball type ones!

    It's been a money saving tip on here before but it's well worth noting buy in bulk:
    I buy my dishwashing powder online in bulk so that I don't have to pay shipping fees, it doesn't go off as long as it's kept dry and often the price goes up between bulk purchases, I try to get 6 months to a years supply and have seen a pack go up as much as 30cents between purchases!
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    67: buy rechargeable batteries and if possible use mains power - plugged in - to power small devices like game consoles controllers.

    Sorry I've not been able to think of many money saving tips until I just finished a weekend of gaming and chatting with a friend who I was playing with online who's in Melbourne and he said he'd gone through 8 AA duracell batteries over the weekend!! We had headsets on which meant the controller had to power the audio of the headset as well.

    I use 6 rechargeable AA batteries and rotate them out during the gaming marathons.

    I know here in Australia you get duracell AA batteries from 50cents a battery which is a bit on the expensive side I've used mine for 4 or 5 years, might be longer I can't remember and they were about $30 for 4 with charger and I got another 2, now $40: Buy Energizer Smart Charger | Read Reviews | Dick Smith Online Shopping my friend for a weekend of gaming and spent at least $4 for batteries! my power use for re-charging is very low.

    If we gamed this much every weekend and my friend does a lot! 4 years at $4 for a weekend of gaming that's 4 x 4 x 52 = $832 much more than the $40 even with the small charge for the power consumption for charging them!

    This is the newer version of what I have:
    Energizer Smart Charger




    The Energizer Smart Charger alerts you to batteries that are old or unusable with the 'bad battery alert'and features a countdown timer which allows you to view how long left for you batteries to charge. It is also 'Energy Star certified' making it an affordable and environmentally safe charger. Also includes 4 AA NIMH Batteries.
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    Tip #68 wear quick drying clothes in winter so you don't have to use the clothes dryer.

    Nice one DealDude, I only recently threw out some rechargeable batteries I'd been using since 2001 with a digital camera, then went into game console controls. They did very well over the years!

    68. In winter wear quick drying clothes so you can get them dry outside and without having to use a dryer!

    I know a bit late for southern hemisphere readers, but I'm currently in the UK and have had washing out all day and it just hasn't dried even with a very sunny day and a lot of wind. The sun can get warm here and the black towels do get warm to touch in the sun it's just the moisture doesn't want to go away.

    I've got a few tops that dry very quickly and a few pairs of boardies that are quick dry, I try to wear the tops obviously a bit cold for boardies most of winter! I do get to the local pool a bit and they're great for that.
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    My first tip in here and it's tip number 69: get rid of the credit card and pay with cash this gives you a better idea of where you're spending is going day to day as you don't have to think 55 days ago, which can be the period between using the credit card and when it's due.

    There's been much advice about credit card debt and paying off your credit cards, or using them as interest free loans while you have money sitting in savings these are great tips for people who either have credit card debt and are trying to work out ways to get rid of it or are in control of their money and know they won't increase their spending just because they aren't thinking about it.

    Using cash gives you an idea of exactly how you're spending and how much you have left, you don't have to think to the future of when it's due, if you don't have the cash you don't buy things, it makes you think more about the value of each item.

    Make sure you get a free bank account that lets you withdraw money as often and in small amounts with no annual fee or ATM fees, Gav's page here is helpful for that: Best Fee Free Bank accounts in Australia, Comparing $0 fee accounts! this way bank fees are not eating away at your money.

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    Tip number 70: Switch your bank account I hope this hasn't been posted before I searched and couldn't find it, bank fees keep going up. Do not accept them there's big names offering free bank accounts from Gav's page Best Fee Free Bank accounts in Australia, Comparing $0 fee accounts! I noticed that HSBC, National Australia Bank and ME Bank all have free accounts and no ATM fees as do many Building Societies and Credit Unions. Stop paying the big 4, although NAB are offering a free bank account making it the Big 3 Commonwealth, ANZ and Westpac and more to a free account!
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