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Unable to save money? Try this

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September 15, 2006 13:50 IST
A reader wrote in to tell us of the innovative way in which he saves.

He keeps a monthly budget for 'enjoying life'. This includes his wining and dining outside home, watching movies, visiting pubs and shopping. The moment he exceeds his budget by Rs 100, he punishes himself by walking a kilometre. Or, the next month, he punishes himself by skipping coffee.

The result -- a slimmer him and a fatter wallet.

Inspired by him, his sister, a die-hard foodie, decided that every time she wanted to binge, she would take the money instead and put it in a box. At the end of the month, she would buy herself something with the money accumulated.

So now, dear reader, we throw it open to you. All you need is a little imagination. Can you think of some whacky ways to save? Let your creative juices flow and inspire others. Tell us.

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