#TT What are your top tips for saving money?

I am a big recycler--you can add substantially to your savings simply by recycling. These days, there are places where you can recycle just about anything. Have a dead appliance? See if it can't be recycled. Renovation projects? Save the recyclables to turn in. The post office where I live redid their mail boxes, and I was allowed to take the old ones. It turned out that they were brass, and that alone amounted to a few hundred dollars at the recycling center.

Also, apply for every single rebate you can. I live in California, so I only know how things are done here, but I imagine every state has similar rebates offered. As it is, there are TONS of rebates available that peop