Save a Bundle with Easy, Sound, Practical Tips

The CBS Early Show series offers easy, sound, practical tips to help you save a bundle!

The Early Show can be seen weekdays from 7-9 a.m. on NewsChannel 7.

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Get a Grip on Your Finances
Everybody's looking to save money these days. But it's tough to save if you don't have a handle on how much money you actually have, or where it's going each month. In The Early Show's "Save a Bundle" series Friday, financial contributor Vera Gibbons offered a plan to help you improve your money management -- and begin to trim your expenses in the process -- in two months or less.

Find Stylish Clothes on a Budget
You can save money on your clothes while still keeping up with current trends, as Marie Claire magazine ( Editor in Chief Joanna Coles demonstrated on in The Early Show series, "Save a Bundle."

"Save a Bundle" on Dinners
Everybody knows rice and beans can be a cheap dinner. So can canned soup, scrambled eggs, and spaghetti with marinara sauce. But who wants to eat like that, day in and day out? You want variety, you want flavor, you want healthy food that won't bust your budget. And, in The Early Show series "Save a Bundle" Wednesday, Editor in Chief Tanya Steel presented four meals that would run you less than three dollars per person, and explained how each is possible on a shoestring.

Subbing Foods for Meds
Ever thought of turning your refrigerator into a medicine cabinet? Samantha Heller, a registered dietician and contributor to Health magazine ( stopped by The Early Show to explain the health benefits of the
grocery products that can be found in anybody's fridge -- and spell out how much you can save substituting them for sometimes very expensive medicines!

Home Healthcare Items
When it comes to protecting yourself and your loved ones from the hazards of the winter cold -- and healthy the whole year through -- does more money spent equal better care? On The Early Show, Kris Connell of Real Simple magazine ( discusses the max you should spend on three home healthcare basics, and how to best
maximize their use for continued household savings.

"Save a Bundle" on Your Household Budget
In response to the bad economy, 86 percent of Americans report they've cut back on their spending in recent months, according to a February survey by Pew Research Center. Families are clipping more coupons, eating out less and buying generic brands. On The Early Show, Amy Goodman, a senior editor at All You magazine (,
told how to squeeze a few more dollars out of the household budget.

"Save a Bundle" on Utility Bills
You know there are steps you can take to lower your utility bills. But you probably DON'T realize how quickly your small changes can add up! Danny Lipford, host of "Today's Homeowner," shared tips on The Early Show.

"Save a Bundle" on Home Decor
You may be trying to save money, but you can still afford to add a splash of style to your home, as Libby Langdon, an interior designer and contributor to Better Homes and Gardens magazine (, showed on The Early Show.

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