Saving You Money
In Tonight's Saving You Money report, we're tackling fines. Specifically library fines. Many of us have them, yet we really need the money to pay off our other bills. Well, several area libraries are getting set up for Food For Fines programs. Every food item you bring in knocks a dollar off your fine balance. That means, if you know how to shop the grocery sales and use those coupons, you could pay off your fine for a fraction of what it would actually cost you.
Renuka Christoph with the Nashville Public Library says, "You can pay off your $1 with a 25 cent canned good so it can be economical as well."
The great thing is, Food For Fines can save you money, but it's also feeding your hungry neighbors. All the food goes to Second Harvest Food Bank. The campaign starts Monday at all Nashville Public Library branches. There are other Midstate libraries also participating in Food For Fines throughout the year. Check with your local branch to find out when. As always, you can keep up with all my Saving You Money reports at Fox17.com and on Facebook and Twitter.
Thursday, January 3 2013, 10:26 PM CST
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