Blog about how sometimes you need to step back in time and work a little smarter rather than working harder. Give tips and advice about how you can save money by using the old-fashioned system of bartering. Barter your carpentry skills for some computer lessons or barter your writing skills for some information technology skills. Another way is to rent out a room of your house temporarily to a friend or relative. Perhaps you can barter a room for let in exchange for pet sitting services. Also, the envelope system for paying your bills has been around forever. Create an envelope for each category and watch how much easier bill paying becomes.