If you pay your bills online, you can receive your stsatements online too. Save some trees and elect this option rather than receiving 2 envelopes plus several pages of inked paper. Do the planet some good and reduce the amount of trash you generate.
Does your bank offer Web bill pay? If so, use it. This saves me time, money, and hassle...all my bills are in one place. I know exactly what's due and when and it comes straight out of the account. No envelopes, no stamps, no post office visits, nothing to shred.
I love AngelFoodMinistries.com. This organization gets huge discounts on food and passes the savings on to you. I have a family of 3 and spend $100 or less on food every few weeks with this buying power. This works out to approximately $35/week or less.
While visiting the Golden Gate Bridge (from which you can see Alcatraz) my fiance & I picked up a small chest bank with the word Alcatraz printed on it. It has a lock on it and i keep the key. The idea is for my fiance to place ALL his CHANGE in it and not spend a penny. We'll see how much he saves.