Sunday, February 28, 2010

Save Money at the Library - Eat in, not out!

Money Saving Tips From your Library

With all that is happening in the economy today, many people are looking for ways to save money. Sometimes it is hard to let go of many of the things we have grown accustomed to having, but budget constraints have left all of us looking for ways to cut back. In the next few weeks, I am going to offer some helpful tips that will allow you to save tremendously and not cut back on the things you enjoy.

Tip #5 Cook more meals at home (This tip was also mentioned on the Valentines Day on a Budget posting)

Cook dinner at home. This is a great way to get the family together. You can learn a new recipe or make something traditional with a twist. We have lots of cook books in our collection that will help you make a fantastic dinner at home.
To find cooking books, follow these simple steps;
1. Go to our homepage,
2. Click on "Library Catalog"
3. In the search box, enter "Cookery"
4. Select the "Subject" circle and then click "Go"
5. This will give you a list of cooking books. Just click on any category that interests you.
6. Find a title and click on it to see where the items is located.

Oh no! The book you wanted is not at your home library. No problem, just click the "Request It" button, and we will send it to the library of your choice. (Your library must be part of the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District or the North Las Vegas Library District.)

Note: There are hundreds of books to choose from, so we are sure you will find something to interest you. If you want a specific type of cooking, like Asian or Seafood, just enter the term before cookery to limit the results.

How will cooking at home save you money?
1. Dinner for a family of four at a moderately priced restaurant can cost on average about $10-$12 per person.
2. Most dinners do not include a beverage, so that is an additional cost.
3. Tipping is approximately an additional 15% to 20% of the bill.

Ok, do you find this tip helpful? If so, just let us know. We are looking for ways to save you money, without losing out on the things you have come to enjoy. Make sure you check back next week for the sixth tip.

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