Dr Oz: Mom’s Money Saving Secrets + Go Meatless & Rounding

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Dr Oz: Save Dollar Bills

Dr Oz: Mom's Money Saving Secrets + Go Meatless & Rounding

Dr Oz shared three different money-saving tips that he got from moms who know what they’re talking about! ([email protected] / flickr)

Even Dr Oz knows that most of the time, mothers know best. That’s why he wanted to share some of mom’s best kept money secrets. The first secret was from a mother who said she tricks herself into saving money. Dr Oz said a lot of people toss spare change into a bucket or some other bin, but Francis said she came up with something even better. She said she and her husband save their loose dollar bills in a box and keep the box in the bedroom. She said they will wait until the end of the year to check the box.

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Typically, at the end of the year, Francis and her husband can save $300.

Dr Oz: Meatless Meals To Cut Costs

Next, Dr Oz heard from Dawn, a busy mother of three who used to spend way too much money on food, so she came up with a plan to cut costs. She shared that she does at least three meatless meals a week. Some examples of meals she’ll cook include a frittata, a black bean burger, or chili.

By going meatless three meals a week, you could save a minimum of $30 a week, which is $1,500 a year.

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Dr Oz: Rounding To Save Money

Next, Dr Oz talked to another busy mom who said her best kept money-saving secret was all about rounding. She shared that she likes to round up by about $5 when she’s paying her bills and round down about $10 when she makes a deposit, and puts the extra money in savings. She said she has a separate savings account that she tries to not touch.

By doing things this way, she saves approximately $1,200 a year, or $100 a month.

If you do all of these combined, you can save $3,000 a year! Would you try all of these? Or just one? What’s your best money-saving secret?

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