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Old 03-20-2013, 09:39   #1
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cheap things that save you tons of money

I was thinking today as I cut my 2 boys (and my) hair with some cheap ($20) wal-mart clippers how many thousands of dollars that they've save me since I bought them a decade ago...what are some others? These came to mind immediately.

1. A good tool set...I received a nice craftsman tool set for my wedding present from some friends (7 years ago). It's worked on 4 cars and several bicycles. Changed oil, the complete suspension on one, done routing maintenance and even helped swap an engine. They look brand new.

2. Birth Control...no explanation necessary

3. A good will from a reputable lawyer

4. A home inspection

any more?
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:43   #2
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zippo lighter.

5 or 7 bics a week versus $1.99 worth of fluid for 3 months.
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5 or 7 bics a week
How many fires are you starting per day, sparky?
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Everclear. The economy of scale is terrific! HH
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Switching to double edged saftey razors. I spend $25 on blades for a year, not a package.
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Old 03-20-2013, 13:43   #6
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Switching to double edged saftey razors. I spend $25 on blades for a year, not a package.
Ditto on this. And it's pretty cool to go old school.
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Old 03-21-2013, 08:50   #7
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Switching to double edged saftey razors. I spend $25 on blades for a year, not a package.
+1 I pick up DE blades and Single Edge blades for about 3.00 for 10 blades. If you go with a GEM or Ever-Ready SE don't use the blades from the hardware store, all single edge blades are not created equal.
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I bought an ice tea maker last year. Been drinking a bunch more tea and less soda since then. I think I figured it cost about .10 for 2 quarts of tea.
You do know you can just boil water and pour it into a container with tea bags in it and save even MORE on that silly "ice tea maker", Jack!?


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Switching to double edged saftey razors. I spend $25 on blades for a year, not a package.
Plus the start-up costs of a razor, possibly a brush and a cup and soaps. And trying the 28 different types of blades before settling on one. LOL

I get the 10-pack of triple-blade CVS brand. Each one lasts me 2.5 weeks. I know I spend less than $25/yr. But I have one of them baby-beards. I'm 44 and can't grow a full beard, nor would you notice I haven't shaved for days 1-5 or so. LOL
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Everclear. The economy of scale is terrific! HH
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Everclear. The economy of scale is terrific! HH
That's what I did
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Everclear. The economy of scale is terrific! HH
Awwwww, takes me back to my high school days in "88". Everclear, and Budweiser.
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How many fires are you starting per day, sparky?
Exactly what I was wondering
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zippo lighter.

5 or 7 bics a week versus $1.99 worth of fluid for 3 months.
Think how much you would save if you kicked the 5,000 packs a day smoking habit.

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think how much you would save if you kicked the 5,000 packs a day smoking habit.
lol!!!
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  1. Cutting my own grass ($400 lawn mower, $200 weed eater)
  2. Cutting my own hair ($30 buzzer)
  3. Changing my own oil in my car.
  4. Using $3 Car Wash place with free vacuums, instead of full service places.
  5. Using free plastic grocery bags for my cat's poop. (free)
  6. Using Purina Layena chicken feed for cat litter. (like $20 for 4 months+)
  7. Home cooking food instead of eating out.
  8. Eating bagged beans/veggies instead of canned.
  9. Using a water filter instead of buying bottled water.
  10. Buying non-spoilable household goods in bulk when on sale.
  11. Choosing store brands over name brands.
  12. Choosing CFL light bulbs over incandescent bulbs for the house.
  13. Not running home or car A/C more than necessary. Use fans instead.
  14. Not leaving unnecessary lights on, or leaving water running more than needed.
  15. Driving the car gently, no speeding or hard accelerating. (saves gas).
  16. Paying for insurance in 6-month blocks
  17. Paying for cars and purchases in cash to avoid interest payments.
  18. Recycling my plastic and glass bottles in order to avoid wasting (using) my trash bags.
  19. Buying high-efficiency toilets and household appliances.
  20. Avoiding cable TV, and instead using free HDTV air-wave signals + Redbox Bluray movie rentals.
  21. Avoiding wasteful spending habits: Smoking, booze, drug use, eating-out, gambling, fast food, etc. (Huge $$$$ savings)
  22. Never using vending machines or convenience stores. Always shopping at low-cost bulk retailers.
  23. Never consuming soft drinks, junk foods, or pre-packaged convenience foods. Always choosing raw/bland/bulk foods and ingredients for health and cost savings.


I basically operate exactly the opposite of our wasteful government.

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Old 03-20-2013, 20:48   #16
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  1. Cutting my own grass ($400 lawn mower, $200 weed eater)
  2. Cutting my own hair ($30 buzzer)
  3. Changing my own oil in my car.
  4. Using $3 Car Wash place with free vacuums, instead of full service places.
  5. Using free plastic grocery bags for my cat's poop. (free)
  6. Using Purina Layena chicken feed for cat litter. (like $20 for 4 months+)
  7. Home cooking food instead of eating out.
  8. Eating bagged beans/veggies instead of canned.
  9. Using a water filter instead of buying bottled water.
  10. Buying non-spoilable household goods in bulk when on sale.
  11. Choosing store brands over name brands.
  12. Choosing CFL light bulbs over incandescent bulbs for the house.
  13. Not running home or car A/C more than necessary. Use fans instead.
  14. Not leaving unnecessary lights on, or leaving water running more than needed.
  15. Driving the car gently, no speeding or hard accelerating. (saves gas).
  16. Paying for insurance in 6-month blocks
  17. Paying for cars and purchases in cash to avoid interest payments.
  18. Recycling my plastic and glass bottles in order to avoid wasting (using) my trash bags.
  19. Buying high-efficiency toilets and household appliances.
  20. Avoiding cable TV, and instead using free HDTV air-wave signals + Redbox Bluray movie rentals.
  21. Avoiding wasteful spending habits: Smoking, booze, drug use, eating-out, gambling, fast food, etc. (Huge $$$$ savings)
  22. Never using vending machines or convenience stores. Always shopping at low-cost bulk retailers.
  23. Never consuming soft drinks, junk foods, or pre-packaged convenience foods. Always choosing raw/bland/bulk foods and ingredients for health and cost savings.


I basically operate exactly the opposite of our wasteful government.
Don't worry, they will tax the money you saved to pay for their waste.
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Old 03-25-2013, 14:49   #17
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  1. Cutting my own grass ($400 lawn mower, $200 weed eater)
  2. Cutting my own hair ($30 buzzer)
  3. Changing my own oil in my car.
  4. Using $3 Car Wash place with free vacuums, instead of full service places.
  5. Using free plastic grocery bags for my cat's poop. (free)
  6. Using Purina Layena chicken feed for cat litter. (like $20 for 4 months+)
  7. Home cooking food instead of eating out.
  8. Eating bagged beans/veggies instead of canned.
  9. Using a water filter instead of buying bottled water.
  10. Buying non-spoilable household goods in bulk when on sale.
  11. Choosing store brands over name brands.
  12. Choosing CFL light bulbs over incandescent bulbs for the house.
  13. Not running home or car A/C more than necessary. Use fans instead.
  14. Not leaving unnecessary lights on, or leaving water running more than needed.
  15. Driving the car gently, no speeding or hard accelerating. (saves gas).
  16. Paying for insurance in 6-month blocks
  17. Paying for cars and purchases in cash to avoid interest payments.
  18. Recycling my plastic and glass bottles in order to avoid wasting (using) my trash bags.
  19. Buying high-efficiency toilets and household appliances.
  20. Avoiding cable TV, and instead using free HDTV air-wave signals + Redbox Bluray movie rentals.
  21. Avoiding wasteful spending habits: Smoking, booze, drug use, eating-out, gambling, fast food, etc. (Huge $$$$ savings)
  22. Never using vending machines or convenience stores. Always shopping at low-cost bulk retailers.
  23. Never consuming soft drinks, junk foods, or pre-packaged convenience foods. Always choosing raw/bland/bulk foods and ingredients for health and cost savings.


I basically operate exactly the opposite of our wasteful government.

A lot of these above are excellent. I would also submit that the #1 saving opportunity for people who have investments is actually go to battle against investment fees and structure your portfolio in a way that is highly tax efficient. If you are retired and have a 401K know how much expense you are paying. Chances are you can roll it over to a company such as VanGuard or other provider and save thousands, perhaps tens of thousands of dollars per year depending on your portfolio.

Also, if you have both taxable and tax deferred savings if you structure your portfolio to be tax efficient by keeping you tax inefficient assets in your tax deferred accounts and highly tax efficient index stock funds in your taxable account your savings on taxes can be tremendous as well.
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Think how much you would save if you kicked the 5,000 packs a day smoking habit.
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Think how much you would save if you kicked the 5,000 packs a day smoking habit.
It's only a little over 3 packs a day.

Not all smoking on burning through bics so quick, shame such a lighthearted comment led to...

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This is a false economy.

You'd save far more money by simply avoiding smoking. You'd save by not buying all the packs per day, plus save on future expected medical expenses and insurance increases from the smoking-habit.

Also, smoking has hidden costs, like reducing the value of your car/home/clothing, etc, due to them being penetrated with cigarette odors.
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Not to mention all of the health cost savings as well.
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And savings on the cancer treatment.
... the anti-smoking fascist crowd rolling out the standard welcome wagon. At least someone brought some sense back:

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Some true, some not.

By continuing smoking, he will die younger, think of all the money saved on food, clothes, housing. If he does it right, there won't be medical costs. This will also reduce social security payments, so we all are better off. Also may not need to save for retiremnet at all.

One reason we have all of the social security and medicare future shortfalls, is because people are living healthier and smoking less, and living longer. When it went into effect average life expectancy for men was right at social security age or a bit less. For black men it was a lot less. I say, have them smoke more, drink more, and use dangerous drugs more. Instead of social security and medicare for those that can't afford to live past working age, we should go with an elderly Logan's Run type thing, you know like Obamacare.




Hat's off to you, sir.

I don't foresee living long enough to become a medical problem, but doctors have been wrong on that score before.

In any event, I have very good health insurance that I pay quite a bit for, and have since long before our current communist healthcare program.

The money i've put into it, and haven't had to use over all these years has been paying for those who don't. Peoples trying to guilt trip me over the healthcare angle by playing as a victim to my vices are laughable. Assumptions, they are the mother of special ones.

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How many fires are you starting per day, sparky?
Quite a few, and requires having a flame for a few minutes. Eats up bics quick, not so much with a zippo.
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5 or 7 bics a week versus $1.99 worth of fluid for 3 months.
Wtf??
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Wtf??
This is a false economy.

You'd save far more money by simply avoiding smoking. You'd save by not buying all the packs per day, plus save on future expected medical expenses and insurance increases from the smoking-habit.

Also, smoking has hidden costs, like reducing the value of your car/home/clothing, etc, due to them being penetrated with cigarette odors.
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This is a false economy.

You'd save far more money by simply avoiding smoking. You'd save by not buying all the packs per day, plus save on future expected medical expenses and insurance increases from the smoking-habit.

Also, smoking has hidden costs, like reducing the value of your car/home/clothing, etc, due to them being penetrated with cigarette odors.
Some true, some not.

By continuing smoking, he will die younger, think of all the money saved on food, clothes, housing. If he does it right, there won't be medical costs. This will also reduce social security payments, so we all are better off. Also may not need to save for retiremnet at all.

One reason we have all of the social security and medicare future shortfalls, is because people are living healthier and smoking less, and living longer. When it went into effect average life expectancy for men was right at social security age or a bit less. For black men it was a lot less. I say, have them smoke more, drink more, and use dangerous drugs more. Instead of social security and medicare for those that can't afford to live past working age, we should go with an elderly Logan's Run type thing, you know like Obamacare.




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This is a false economy.

You'd save far more money by simply avoiding smoking. You'd save by not buying all the packs per day, plus save on future expected medical expenses and insurance increases from the smoking-habit.

Also, smoking has hidden costs, like reducing the value of your car/home/clothing, etc, due to them being penetrated with cigarette odors.
I don't smoke, but I'm gonna play devil's advocate and say they know that, but can't or won't quit.

He's still got a point. Sometimes it's better to buy a decent something instead of several crappy somethings over time.
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zippo lighter.

5 or 7 bics a week versus $1.99 worth of fluid for 3 months.
Ive asked for one...my wife says why you dont smoke..and this was what I told here(what you said) she has those smelly candles, we use the longer type ones to start the backyard chiminea thingy..I said I could basically run a Zippo forever for as much as we use one for the cost of the lighter and a can of fluid lol...probably last me a lifetime.

And if you shoot reloading equipment..depending on how much you shoot you will 100% be able to shoot cheaper and you WILL be able to shoot more(because you can reload ammo cheaper)

I always try to go with QUALITY also..id rather spend a few more bucks on something I know will be good and last a long time or has a good warranty..than skimp get the cheaper thing that is not as good/wont last as long(again from the Zippo thing...buying a Zippo and a can of fluid VS buying 100 dollar store "bic type" lighters..ones gonna work forever reliably the other you know will probably work for a while but who knows lol..all you know is you will need more eventually .

Oh my Tracphone VS a "regular" plan...I pay $99 a year for my cell phone and last year even with surfing the web,texts, and calling regularly I still had 400+ minutes left on my plan...I think I started out with about 1600 minutes...same this year I had 1600 or so in October I still have 1300 right now.

and as said coupons...wifes always clipping them

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5 or 7 bics a week versus $1.99 worth of fluid for 3 months.
That would be one usefull item on the ole "Prepers" list..! I got three fire places and when the power goes out ,which it always does , Whilst others are rubbin sticks together and blowin on "tampons" and such , ...Flick the "BIC"..(POOF)..Fire!

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