Deposit a portion of your income in a savings or retirement account. Don't accumulate new debt, and pay off any debt you currently have. Establish a realistic timeframe for your savings goals. Create a budget and keep track of all your expenses. Invest in the stock market only if you understand the ins and outs of the gambles you make. Spend money only on the essentials, and look for cheaper options where available, from housing to food, transportation, or energy usage. Save for an emergency fund. Spend money on luxuries only occasionally.
To help with public perception and to raise awareness regarding the widespread benefits of NASA-funded programs and technologies, NASA instituted the Spinoffs publication. This was a direct offshoot of the Technology Utilization Program Report, a "publication dedicated to informing the scientific community about available NASA technologies, and ongoing requests received for supporting information." according to the NASA Spinoff about page the technologies in these reports created interest in the technology transfer concept, its successes, and its use as a public awareness tool. The reports generated such keen interest by the public that NASA decided to make them into an attractive publication. Thus, the first four-color edition of Spinoff was published in 1976. 
In Biloxi, Miss., the money was used to fund the building of a baseball stadium. Approximately $200 million was used to plug a budget deficit in Louisiana, while in Alabama officials decided to repair the state-owned governor's beach mansion using money given to the state by BP in June 2010 to help continue Alabama's response to the oil spill. The state also decided to repair a beach lodge using $58 million that was supposed to be for restoring natural resources. The beach lodge was not there during the 2010 oil spill, it had been destroyed during hurricane Ivan in 2004.