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Tips & Tricks Tuesday: Getting stuff done when money is tight

Tuesday, July 26, 2011 by Andrew Conkling

No matter what your economic situation, it can be helpful to keep an eye out for opportunities to save money — or at least to avoid spending it. This week's tip, shared by daubs, describes a way to keep track of which tasks you can do without spending any money.

Bob saves his cash

Like many of us, I am on a fairly tight budget in these economic times. Sometimes it's frustrating when I look at many of my tasks and investment of capital is needed to get many of them accomplished. For instance, one of my items listed is fix sprinkler system. However, my budget will not allow for that at the moment. So it keeps getting overlooked while I consider other items.

In order to streamline a list of items I can do when money is short, I have started tagging all my to do items that will not cost money with @free. Now, when funds are a bit lean I simply filter all my tasks with the free tag and I still can be productive without a burden of monetary expense.

Thanks for sharing this tip, daubs! You're our Tips & Tricks Tuesday winner this week.

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