Are you on a tight budget right now? Well, what are you doing to make ends meet a little better?

I admit, I'm no Dave Ramsay, but there are several websites that you'll want to check out to help save you money, like and, really cool websites with lots of ideas.

Let me share some penny-wise ideas and let me hear what yours are, too.

Have you ever shopped at Aldi in Wareham? Bring a quarter and your own shopping bags and you'll save generously. The quarter is for the shopping cart that you get back.

Check out getting a Fire TV Stick, ROKU Streaming Stick or Hulu and the like because I'm sorry, Comcast is getting ridiculous!

In the summer, lower your hot water and save electricity. Compare your insurance prices with other companies and you'll be surprised what you can save. Do you use that crock pot anymore? If you place a dry dish towel on the glass lid, low gets the same results as high and you save on electricity.

If you haven't seen the beautiful clothes and things at Inez's Closet, operated by the Hazelwood Park Senior Center only on Wednesday and Friday mornings from 10 a.m. to noon, you're missing big savings. If you can, drive to Newport, R.I., the Salvation Army resale store has gorgeous clothes for next to nothing.

The best tasting veggies are homegrown, you know. Put a gallon size Ziplock bag in the freezer and throw leftover rice, potatoes and anything you think will go well in a homemade soup and just add broth and meat.

The Dollar Tree or similar dollar stores have inexpensive crafts, supplies and snacks. Check out websites for free coupons and if you want to save a lot of money, visit the incredible savings at

A lot of people will be reading this, so add your own ideas and share your practicality with others and share this post, too!

Phil Paleologos is the host of The Phil Paleologos Show on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard weekdays from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. Contact him at and follow him on Twitter @PhilPaleologos. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.

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