9 ways to save money when you're making minimum wage

  • Sell what you can

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    Get serious about saving by scrutinizing everything you own.

    You could have a yard sale to sell old clothes, trinkets and kitchen gadgets, but think bigger. Sell the furniture you don't need. Sell your movie collection. Sell the TV. I'm serious! The kids will find something else to do.

    Having to sell your stuff may seem rotten, but if you put that money into savings, it can be incredibly freeing. It's a great feeling to know that if the car dies on the road, you have money in the bank and won't need to frantically call friends to help pay for a tow.