Saving money is hard work, at least for a little while it's hard work. Saving money is just like any other activity, once you figure out how, then it becomes second nature. We all know how to find the clearance rack at a department store, but did you know there are ways to save on the things you and your family use and need every day? I have learned the same problem I had in school is the same problem my bank account has smaller numbers than I would like it to have. I didn't do my homework. With just a little extra thought and planning you'd be surprised at how much money you can save on groceries, gasoline, utilities and other bills. For example if you could save $50 a week do you know how much that is over the course of a year? It makes for a very Merry Christmas!