It takes skill and practice to find the best ways to stretch your dollars. We have a free publication, “Learn How to Spend Less,” available at the UAF Cooperative Extension Service Office. This publication shares 10 ways to help cut spending. Most of the ideas are just common sense but looking through the list before purchasing an item will give you a chance to decide if it is a “want” or a “need.” In fact the first suggestion is, “Don’t buy it.” By giving yourself time to think about the item you can ask yourself if there is something else you need more.
While you are picking up this publication you are welcome to take the other free information we have on budgeting including, “Your Spending Plan,” “Finding Money to Save,” and “Living on an Irregular Income.”
For more information, contact Cooperative Extension Service Kenai Peninsula District Agent Linda Tannehill at 1-800-478-5824 or firstname.lastname@example.org.