Save thousands with our easy tips to trim expenses on food, utilities, transportation, entertainment, investing and more. February 21, 2008 Want to save a buck? How about a few hundred or a couple thousand? We took a look at eight spending categories in your budget and identified dozens of ways you can keep more money. SEE ALSO: 25 Ways to Waste Your MoneyWhether you need to plug leaks in your spending, learn where to find the best deals or even trick yourself into shaving expenses, we've got something for everyone. And here's a bonus tip: Before you even start looking elsewhere in your budget to cut costs, start at the source with your paycheck. If you get a tax refund, that means you're overpaying Uncle Sam from the beginning. Boost your take-home pay today by adjusting your tax withholding with your employer. In that spirit of not overpaying anyone for anything, browse our slide shows below, and keep more cash for yourself. Advertisement Save Money on Investing Nine ways to maximize your returns -- and minimize taxes and costly mistakes. Save Money on Food Satisfy the hunger without starving your wallet. Here are ten ways to save money on groceries and dining out. Save Money on Transportation Ten smart strategies to cut your fuel costs, insurance premiums and parking fees. Advertisement Save Money on Travel Get away without breaking the bank with these 15 budget-friendly tips. Save Money on Utilities Fifteen quick, cheap and easy ways to cut your electricity, heat and water bills. Save Money on Phone, Internet and TV Talk is anything but cheap, not to mention Internet and cable TV. Try these ten tips to hang up on high costs. Save Money on Credit, Debt & Banking Don't pay more than you should -- and get all the benefits you deserve -- with these 12 tips. Save Money on Entertainment Having fun doesn’t mean you have to blow your budget. Here are 12 ways to stretch your entertainment dollars further.