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Old 10-06-2009, 06:49 AM
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I've read a lot about keeping your car in good working order. It saves on gas usage (short term) but it also saves down the line, with the car lasting longer, less overall repair bills.

Updated wills is another place where your investment pays off down the line. Recently there have been some deaths in our family. The wills were not updated, and it caused problems. There has been a lot of money spent on lawyers, newspaper ads, phone calls etc...all because the wills weren't updated. After reading the out dated wills, I really don't think that paying all these fees was were they wanted their (small) estate to be going.

So what are some other things?
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Old 10-06-2009, 07:04 AM
 
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Buying cheap electronic products. For example, Buying a Vizio television instead of a Panasonic. It might be cheaper at first, but in the long run the better product will save you money since it will last much longer. Same thing goes for buying crappy cars such as a Kia.
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Old 10-06-2009, 08:44 AM
 
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I've read a lot about keeping your car in good working order. It saves on gas usage (short term) but it also saves down the line, with the car lasting longer, less overall repair bills.

Updated wills is another place where your investment pays off down the line. Recently there have been some deaths in our family. The wills were not updated, and it caused problems. There has been a lot of money spent on lawyers, newspaper ads, phone calls etc...all because the wills weren't updated. After reading the out dated wills, I really don't think that paying all these fees was were they wanted their (small) estate to be going.

So what are some other things?

Home maintenance.
Fix the little things before they turn into big things.
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Old 10-07-2009, 07:00 AM
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Although I agree that home electronics is an area where cheap is not the way to go. I'm not sure that it's in the same as "things you really need to find the money to do" like the home repair (that was a good one) or the car.

But then again, I live out in the woods, with no tv, cable. My one electronic toy is this thing, and it's about 5 years old, purchased as a rebuilt.
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Old 10-07-2009, 07:27 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Stopping eating out always saves money, and the more you cook the better you become at it (and less you are conditioned to eat out).
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Old 10-07-2009, 08:13 AM
 
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Completely agree with the home and car repair. Letting these go to ruin can cost BIG bucks in the long run. We're currently seeing a family member struggling because they didn't take care of their property.

I think investing in new energy efficient appliances, windows, etc is a good thing for saving money down the line. We installed a pellet stove in the basement this year, and are doing our homework on a tankless water heater system. Another plus is they're offering tax breaks on it at the moment.

Online banking is also a money saver. Our online bank offers much better rates than the regular banks.
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