09/28/2011 08:38 am ET | Updated Nov 27, 2011

Save Or Earn $1,000 By The Holidays

It's not too early to get a head start on the holidays — saving for the holidays, that is. By making moves now to cut costs or earn extra money, you can save up to $1,000 or more over the next two months to pay for holiday gifts with cash rather than credit. See: Stop Wasting Your Money

I've skipped several of the usual savings recommendations (such as dining out less) and highlighted some cost-cutting moves you might not have considered. The actual savings and earnings in the examples below will vary (especially depending on which ones you can implement). But they do show it is possible to generate an extra $1,000 over two months. Be sure to share your money-saving tips in the reader comments box below.

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