Pick the Low Hanging Financial Fruit

This weekend I read a book called 50 Simple Things You Can Do To Save The Earth by John Javna. As the title indicates, it’s a book about living a greener lifestyle. In the book the author talks about “picking the low hanging fruit” when greening your lifestyle. By “low hanging fruit,” he means those changes that are easy to make, have a low learning curve, don’t cost a lot, and don’t require major lifestyle changes. Despite their ease, low hanging fruits can have a big impact. Some examples of low hanging environmental fruit are putting in CFL light bulbs, bringing reusable bags to the grocery store, turning off the lights when you leave a room, and


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11 Responses to Pick the Low Hanging Financial Fruit

  1. justme says:

    great article
    but… # 12 and 23 are the same so i guess you really want people to save water LOL

  2. Tricia Meyer says:

    Thanks for mentioning Sunshine Rewards in this article! We love that we can be a part of the solution to these tough economic times.

    You make some terrific suggestions. Many of these things would not even make a difference in your average day (like taking a little shorter shower), but will add up over time. Making little changes that add up help to reduce the “feeling” of the pinch.

  3. Angie says:

    These are wonderful tips. Thanks for sharing your ideas. I am not doing some of these things but will certainly start.

    Things that make the biggest difference for us are eating more at home, brown bagging school lunches, saving a little each week, and cash back shopping. Sunshine Rewards is our favorite place for cash back shopping.

  4. These are some really great ideas. We have started to feel the economic crunch and are taking advantage of some of these. I think we’ll start on a few more too.

    Sunshine Rewards is one of my favorite places to earn cash back from shopping too! In fact, I need to head over and make a couple orders. :)

  5. Cindy says:

    Wonderful ideas. I follow a lot of these already. Even some grocery shopping can be done online in bulk and you can save, I do it through Sunshine Rewards for coffee and paper products. Thanks

  6. John says:

    Great tips.
    I use MoneyManager on my phone:

    Very simple to use and the best to keep track of your expenses… because you always carry your mobile with you right?
    At the end of each month you can get a good ideia to where your money goes…

  7. I appreciate your taking the time to write this. I gave it my 17 year old daughter who is a senior in high school study economics, and she loved it. Keep up the great posts!

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  10. Valentino Buoro says:

    Your piece made an interesting read; particularly the bit on selling things that are not useful to reduce clutter. I bet a good majority of us really need this advice

  11. Gail says:

    >> Quick Rewards, or Sunshine Rewards. <<

    I just realized you didn’t give a link to those sites. I’d be happy to check them out through your links if you have them.

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