Ten Tips for Saving Money and Ridding Yourself of Pesky Self-Respect
1. A great way to save money when you go out to eat is to invite someone else, then halfway through the meal say, “It was so nice of you to invite me.” The inevitable confusion will often end in your friend picking up the bill.
2. It is estimated that one can save up to $60 a month by simply not bathing.
3. Stowing away in a coworker’s trunk is not only a great way to beat the traffic to work, but also saves a bundle on gas.
4. As long as there are garbage bags and rolls of duct tape in the house, buying clothes should be a thing of the past.
5. Birthdays can be torturously expensive for parents every year. Keep in mind: sometimes less is more. A list of chores or a nice pat on the head not only costs nothing, but provides great reassurance to children.
6. Medical costs can be sent packing with three simple letters: DIY. You would be shocked to find everything you need for good health is lying right around your house. Appendectomy? No problem! With just an old pocket knife and a wooden spoon to bite you’ll be in business!
7. Plane fare can cost an arm and a leg. Just remember: if you can fit that arm and leg, along with the rest of your body, into a travel bag, you’ll never have to pay for airline tickets again.
8. A tip for lowering the power bill: as long as you have a fairly lengthy extension cord and a neighbor with an outdoor outlet, you can save a small fortune on electricity.
9. You can find some remarkably nice things for free just sitting on the side of the road. I have been able to collect mailboxes, trash cans, road signs, and even vehicles in excellent condition this way.
10. When it comes to life insurance, just remember the first rule of penny pinching: if you’re not alive, it’s not your problem.
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Jonathan Vars is a Christian fiction writer from New England, and founder of the writing website voltampsreactive.com. His latest novel “Like Melvin” is currently available on Amazon and Google Books. In addition to writing, Jonathan enjoys running, hiking, and trying not to freeze to death in the winter.