If you are interested in buying a new home, check with the building company, they may be able to help you finance your new home.
When you know people want to give you a gift let them know that you want to save for a house, and ask them to please give you a cash gift. Remember every 10-20$ dollars helps.
All unexpected amount of cash, if you receive cash from a tax refund, or law suite, bones from work, etc. put it into savings
If possible try living with a room-mate/s, or an other couple, it could be a great way to save on expansive.
Sell your car if you are making car payments, and buy a car outright. Save the money that you would use on car payments put toward your house.
Think about ways you can earn extra money in your free time, such as babysitting, painting, editing etc. Even if you work only a few hours a week, it all adds up.
Of course do all the obvious check around as see where you can cut on expenses, such as phone, car, cable etc.
Put all your loose change in a jar, every so often empty it out, and you will be surprised at how much money you will have save.
If possible move to a less expensive apartment, and put the difference away. If you are paying now 1000$ a month rent, and you can find a apartment for 850$, that the 150$ and put it into a special account.
If you choose not to go to a restaurant take the money that you would spend on the restaurant, put it in a special place and at the end of the month you can see how much you saved and put the money into a special account.
Here are some ideas how to cut back:
Cook instead of eating out.
Rent movies instead of ordering cable or borrow movies from the library.
Check out the possible of using the Internet phone service. Yahoo Messenger & Skype are 2 excellent places to start. They both have services where you call from your computer to a regular phone (not a computer phone).
Cut down on your mobile phone, use it only when you have to, try cutting down on answering serves. When people leave messages then you have to call them back, and the costs you money, if you don't have an answering service then you don't have to spend money calling people back.
These are only a few tips how you can cut back.
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