|For at least one day this week, challenge yourselves not to spend any money on anything. Enjoy the feeling of keeping your cash in your wallet.
|When you do spend, put yourself on a "cash only" system. Give your credit cards and even your checkbook a rest by buying only what you can pay for with cash.
|Try not to purchase anything this week at full price. Use coupons, buy on sale, or simply delay your purchase until you can get the item at a discount. Challenge one another ... see who does the best.
|Put off a trip to the grocery store as long as you can this week. Be creative in using up what you already have in your pantry.
|Surf the Internet for new ways to save money. Sign up for a free e-mail newsletter or discussion list that will provide ideas and encouragement.
|For the next seven days, don’t spend any money on entertainment. Brainstorm with your family to come up with the things you can do that are free: visit a library, enjoy a free concert, or read some good books.
|Look for ways to save gas and give your car a break this week. Combine errands, do business online or get some exercise by walking to places that are within walking distance.