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Old 08-14-2018, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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Not sure if it's been posted but mark Cuban called domestic sale purchasing one of the best investments individuals can make. He noted most people won't get immediate after tax returns on investments of 20 percent or more, but it was possible with careful shopping.

The trick of course is to get what you need in a cost conscious and time efficient manner. Stores will out great deals in the back. Time saving sites will adjust prices up over time.

Sometimes the result may be disappointing with little savings yielded, but the practice and getting better at it is important.
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Old 08-16-2018, 09:56 AM
 
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This somehow reminds me of my absolute cheapest phase of life. I basically was in the situation of having really solid assets for the future, but no cash flow from them for years, and my business was rough too. Tiny income and whatever money I had in cash wasnít much and needed to last as long as possible.

We had moved to a townhouse I bought with cash and that kept expenses for living really low. Cheap little place but it was fine. Next to it, there was a Grocery Outlet and I became obsessed with that thing. I hadnít ever seen one before lol. They had all kinds of stuff that other stores had kicked down the chain and you always had to check for expiration dates but still everything was dirt cheap. I became obsessed with saving money by buying whatever cheap garbage they sold there lol. It actually helped a lot because a bunch of the time it was products that expire in a month instead of a year but 60% of the price. So just use it faster, like frozen dinners or soups or whatever. I got burned a few times but overall it was like discovering a life hack.
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