I apologize for the vent in advance.....
I'm bored and I've been watching "Til Debt Do Us Part" on (it was on after the Olympics), which is a show about couples trying to get out of debt. It bothers me every time I watch these shows or read articles online about "tips to save money" because the tips are ridiculous. Even the tips in the Money section here are ridiculous. I always think... really, you didn't think of that before?!?! You thought spending $900/month on clothes was normal?!?!
Anyway, watching the show has made me start searching online for tips that I could actually use. I'm sure there's got to be SOMETHING we're not doing, but I can't find anything!
For example... just a few of the Nest's tips are to stop going to the dry cleaner, link internet/cable/phone together to get a discount, and ask credit cards for a lower rate. We never dry clean anything (if a new outfit says "dry clean only," we won't even buy it), we pay off credit cards in full each month so there's no interest anyway, and we have internet/cable together already and we don't even have a land line! For every "tip" I've ever found, we either already do or it doesn't apply. We really don't do anything frivolous, DH brews his own coffee, we rarely eat lunches out (maybe once or twice a month!), we clip coupons every month, we carpool to work, we have a water filter and we never buy bottled.
If we can't save more money, I don't think I'll ever feel stable enough for a house or children (someday). I feel like our combined salary should be plenty for 2 people and 1 dog.
So... since I can't find it out there, what are YOUR favorite saving tips? I'm desperate and I've been looking for tips for years. I can't be doing everything already, can I?!