Cut your spending by $500 a month

In today's tight economy, who doesn't want to free up some cash? Trim the fat but not the fun from your budget - here's how.

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Don't get comfortable
The more convenient it is for you to shop, the more convenient it is for you to overspend. So don't make it easy on yourself. Unless you're stocking up on supplies, use a basket instead of a cart the next time you head to Target, for instance. And if you're planning to buy only a few small items, do without the basket altogether.

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Last updated August 17 2009: 9:37 AM ET
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