Hey Family here are some basic money tips from my E book Saving The Cheap Cheetah Way..
Cancel internet, cellphones and pay TV. Instead use the public library, a regular home phone and watch regular major stations on free TV.
Ride a bike or walk whenever possible. If you live in a city, sell your car and use public transportation or walk/ride a bike.
Grow some of your own produce if you have access to a gardening plot or even if you have space for some containers. You can grow herbs, lettuce, tomatoes, peppers, blueberries, etc....
Pick and freeze your own produce at local farms. Get yourself a chest freezer and when certain items go on sale, buy in bulk. Even things like shredded cheese, meat and yogurt can be bought on sale and frozen.
Use more fruits, veggies, rice and pasta as the bulk of your foods, and use the meats and more expensive foods as an accent, not as the main portion. It's healthier this way too.
Shop at second hand stores. There is NOTHING wrong with a lot of what you can find at a Salvation Army or Goodwill store. Most people are just too proud to do so. Same goes for household items, furniture, etc...
Keep Christmas and birthday gift-giving to a minimum. MOST people go WAYYYYY overboard and then year after year promise to "scale things back", but that rarely happens. No one really needs more than one or at the most two gifts if you really think about it.
Do not eat at restaurants, pretty much ever if you really want to be frugal. *I* personally love to do it, but it is a major extravagance when money is tight and the first thing we forego if we know we are going to be short on money.
For entertainment, choose free things, visit the beach, parks, library, window shop at malls, take up hiking, bird watching, etc.... there are plenty of truly entertaining things that are completely free....sunrises and sunsets for example :)
Enjoy and have a great Cheap Cheetah Day!