Iwas in the middle of my morning run today when my iPhone rang. It was the producer of NPR's “Tell Me More,” hosted by award winning journalist Michel Martin, calling to invite me appear live in their studio in 90 minutes. I knew I couldn't finish my run, shower, dress and get across town that quickly so Michel interviewed me from my home office. (I appeared on the show last year as well.)
In the interview, I share tips for managing a household budget during a recession. Since I serve micro-businesses, this topic is near and dear to my heart. I hope there's a tip or two you can use. The interview is about 7 minutes long and the link includes a written transcript for those who prefer reading to listening.
Some money saving links I share in the interview:
- Freecycle.org: exchange used items with people in your area (I learned about this site from IBN member Zosimos Botanicals.)
- Rite-Aid Gift Card (PDF): worth up to $50; expires September 30, 2009
- RetailMeNot.com: coupons and rebates from stores nationwide
Question: How do you buy all of the things your family needs, and some of the things it wants, in this economy? What money saving and household management tips can you share?