If your wallet feels a little light after this holiday season, it may be time for a New Year’s resolution to tighten your belt. Sometimes that’s easier said than done. To help you out, our reference librarians put on their research hats and came up with a number of useful online resources that might help you buy smarter and save an extra dollar or two.
Our “Online Shopping & Savings Tips ” subject guide, collects the best of their discoveries in an easy-to-use list of links. Here’s just a sampling of what you’ll find there at www.dbrl.org/savings-guide :
- Articles with ideas for saving money on groceries and gasoline
- Coupons and rebates
- Comparison shopping sites
- Online classifieds
- Access to Consumer Reports  (with your library card)
And that’s just from one of our 40+ subject guides  that you might want to explore in the Research section of our website. Visit www.dbrl.org/guides  to find other great guides like “Utility Bill Assistance and Energy Saving Measures .” Our digital branch is always open, so visit us online to get connected to savings know-how.
You may feel that the old adage “a penny saved is a penny earned”* needs to be adjusted for inflation, but the message behind it still makes sense. And the library can help you make those pennies—or dollars—go further.
* This common phrase, our librarians would want you to know, is thought to be a misquote of Benjamin Franklin, who said "A penny saved is twopence clear." in “Poor Richard’s Almanack” way back in 1736.