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Old 04-29-2024, 06:52 AM
 
Location: northern New England
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I remember when the cash advance rates were 0% with NO fee. At one time I had about $50K outstanding in CC debt, all from cash advances. Of course all that cash went into an interest bearing account at 4% or so and was paid off before any interest kicked in. The good old days.

When they started charging a fee, I quit doing that.
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Old 04-29-2024, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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As kid I "collected" stamps from everyone who did not use them. That and returning glass bottles and egg cartons was a nice up to my pocket money.
I picked up a lot of bottles. 2 cents a bottle when I first started, later 5 cents, eventually 10, I think. No one bought egg cartons that I knew of. We bought eggs from a farm couple and returned cartons to them next trip. Later, I worked summers on tobacco farms, like many kids in our area.
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Old 04-29-2024, 11:55 AM
 
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i saved a ton of money on my car insurance, i fled the scene. ha ha
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Old 04-29-2024, 12:03 PM
 
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We saved $50 a year (though we pay yearly) by taking me off the policy, that's it. I coudn't pass the test due to eyesight issues. He's paying well over $100 a month for only 2 vehicles. We hardly ever drive and live out in BFE on backroads so the only risk is an animal running out in font of us, not really any car accidents
here in nyc we pay 2300 a year for one car , two drivers 2023 lexus rx500h .

that is only 600 a year more for a 80k car then when i had a 2018 subaru
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Old 04-29-2024, 08:23 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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here in nyc we pay 2300 a year for one car , two drivers 2023 lexus rx500h .

that is only 600 a year more for a 80k car then when i had a 2018 subaru
I pay $186 every 6 months for liability on my $35 car. (That's a lot!!!) Fortunately, I only keep 15 of my 50+ vehicles insured FT, and just trigger the others 'as-needed' / when used.

Obsolete ways to save money

Used to roll balances on CC while building homes, then paid off with margin acct or HELOC (used to be able to deduct interest on HELOC that was not related to primary home improvements.)

Lots of loopholes got closed in 2009.
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Old 04-30-2024, 12:25 PM
 
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Those box top coupons were so enabling ... I acquired an awful lot of kitchen equipment and tableware from Betty. Wish they were still around!
Interesting. I never heard of them!
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Old 04-30-2024, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Germantown, Philadelphia
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Interesting. I never heard of them!
I think the Betty Crocker points had been replaced by "Box Tops for Education" by the time I started buying Hamburger Helper in any meaningful quantity. Those got supplies for your local schools.
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Old 06-19-2024, 07:41 AM
 
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I thought of another: watch on a black-and-white TV when color is not important, to save power.. This made sense when most households had both a color and B&W set.
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Old 06-19-2024, 02:49 PM
 
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I remember going through newspapers and magazines, looking for manufacturers coupons. Some stores doubled and even tripled them.....you would often get the item free.
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Old Yesterday, 09:20 PM
 
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Piggy bank.
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