These tough times have made some of us rethink how we spend our precious pennies. Orio's thread ( what do u do for xtra $$) made me curious, what have you done to trim the spending budget? How has your lifestyle changed in these tough economic times? Me and the family made some changes: Adjustable cloth diapers. We paid $700 for 35 diapers that lasted till potty time. Cut the cable. -$98/mo Cut down extra driving. We visit family and do all our errands on the same day, on the way there and back. I stopped buying every TF. We want them all but some are more important than others. Food is probably where we have saved the most. We completely eliminated eating out, unless you're paying. We were able to actually eat organic and save money. We can make pancakes for a whole month just by buying the bag of flour instead of bisquick. We also make our own pizza from scratch, way cheaper. I reuse aluminum foil! Wash the shit off man! Buy $50 worth of rags and never buy paper towels again. Newspaper works on glass. Quit smoking and drinking for transformers. Bought the twirly light bulbs. Unplug everything you are not using. I'm sure there is more.