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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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Old 03-20-2013, 09:45   #3
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recycling. as in using old butter tubs and such as tupperware instead of buying the actual overpriced crap. leftovers don't care what they're stored in, and if you're feeding guests leftovers then you shouldn't care if they aren't impressed by the containers.

shopping cheap. buy store brand instead of name brand.

if you have to fix something fix it correctly the first time, don't half ass it with bailing wire, bubble gum, and duck tape.

if you're a smoker start rolling your own. spend the 70$ on a good rolling machine at first and 2$ for a box of 100 tubes, and 30$ for a 1 pound bag of tobacco. a 1 pound bag will usually roll 2 -3.5 cartons depending on what size tubes you prefer.
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:51   #4
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Not smoking.

At $5 a pack a day.

$150 a month.

$1825 a year.

$18,250 for ten years.

$91,250 over a lifetime (50 years).

And, at least double that if invested properly.
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:54   #5
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5 or 7 bics a week
How many fires are you starting per day, sparky?
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:59   #6
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Adequate and affordable insurance.
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:59   #7
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Everclear. The economy of scale is terrific! HH
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Old 03-20-2013, 10:02   #8
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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, 10:03   #9
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Forget Teflon. Use cast iron.

Eat a good diet. Even if the food costs more, the medical savings are likely worth it.
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Old 03-20-2013, 10:05   #10
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Crockpot- my wife and I eat out a lot less often now that we can have dinner waiting for us when we come home from work. I've had it for 5 or 6 years now, and it paid for itself in the first week.
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Old 03-20-2013, 10:10   #11
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How many fires are you starting per day, sparky?
Exactly what I was wondering
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Old 03-20-2013, 10:13   #12
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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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Old 03-20-2013, 10:15   #13
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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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Old 03-20-2013, 10:22   #14
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Ol' lady cuts my hair, we save and reuse all containers, use the crockpot a few times a week, I will use a razor til it hurts and the biggest thing we do at my house is to not waste food. We eat all leftovers. Plan our meals so that the food will not go bad, period. Even if we don't feel like it.

Like today. I have leftover spaghetti and meatballs in the fridge. I don't wanna eat it. I feel like cooking a frozen pizza. But I won't. I will eat the spaghetti.
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Old 03-20-2013, 10:31   #15
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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, 10:41   #16
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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.
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zippo lighter.

5 or 7 bics a week versus $1.99 worth of fluid for 3 months.
Wtf??
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Old 03-20-2013, 10:48   #18
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Old 03-20-2013, 10:51   #19
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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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Not smoking.

At $5 a pack a day.

$150 a month.

$1825 a year.

$18,250 for ten years.

$91,250 over a lifetime (50 years).

And, at least double that if invested properly.
Not to mention all of the health cost savings as well.
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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.
Yes, and it is healthier too.

Anything cheap like this that also improves your health will also save money later in life: Lower medical costs, lower insurance rates, fewer dental cavities, etc.
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Old 03-20-2013, 10:55   #22
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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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Old 03-20-2013, 11:19   #23
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Here's a main reason why I'm on this site.
  • Using Glocks is more cost effective than using Sigs, Hks, or 1911s.
  • 9mm is more cost effective than .45 or other exotic calibers.
  • Using a gun for self-protection is actually a reasonable means to defend your life and property. Cheaper than being a victim.
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Everclear. The economy of scale is terrific! HH
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Not smoking.

At $5 a pack a day.

$150 a month.

$1825 a year.

$18,250 for ten years.

$91,250 over a lifetime (50 years).

And, at least double that if invested properly.
And savings on the cancer treatment.
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