During the job search process, it’s difficult to present a polished, professional appearance when you don’t have a regular income. However, there are several tips that can keep you solvent while trying to find a job. Amy Lindgren is a specialist in saving money. She suggests several tactics to excel at a job search without losing another wad of money in the process. First, avoid lunch meetings when you’re trying to network. Meet for coffee, then if you pick up the tab, it won’t be as high. Better yet, offer to meet your contact at his or her office. This saves them time and you money – a win –win for everyone. Avoid parking charges by arriving early for meetings and using a meter, or simply take a bus. There’s no need to buy a new outfit for the job hunt. A secondhand suit can work just as well, if you shop carefully and pay attention to the quality and fit. You may already have something in your closet that can be upgraded or reworked to be adequate business attire. Shine your shoes and replace the soles if they wear out. A quality pair of shoes can last for many years. Use the library for job hunting tips and free Internet.