I have devised three ways that you can instantly "increase" your bottom line no matter where you work (unless you work at home). Now, these ideas are admittedly in an ethically "gray zone" so I advise you to "give a little whistle" before attempting any of these. However, look around you - our economy is in the crapper - and who are we kidding? You're not getting a legitimate raise any time soon so maybe these ideas are just what you need to feel like you're getting one over on the system.
1) Never charge any of your electronic devices at home. Charge them at the office and let your organization's electric bill pay the tab. Your cell phone, laptop, Kindle, iPod, GPS...all of it. Charge them all at work. A simple yet effective way to leave more money in your pocket at the end of the month.
2) Secretaries love candy dishes. One piece a day is more than fair so make sure you collect your share each day and stash it away for your home candy dishes. The next holiday or dinner party you host will leave you looking gracious, generous, and not set you back a penny!
3) This last idea is for those who are really serious about saving. It requires a ziplock baggie. When you use the restroom, collect an extra wad of toilet paper and stash it in the ziplock baggie. Do that everyday and you will have your own private stash of toilet paper for your home needs. I haven't purchased a roll of toilet paper in a year!