As you may heave read on my sites, I have recently found a new hobby in couponing. Not just to save money but, to get the thrill of the hunt when you pay 25 cents for a box of tissues or antiperspirant. No, I’m not one of those stockpiling/cart filling individuals. As of yet anyway….
- Chop your mortgage
Refinance a 30-year mortgage to a 15-year loan, and you could save $50,000 in nine years.
- Move to a cheaper locale
Relocate to a less expensive area to save $50,000 in five years.
- Do your own maintenance- something I always try to do (partly also because my dogs aren’t too friendly to visitors). Ditch the pros and tackle routine home maintenance to save yourself $50,000 over 10 years.
- Cut one big expense- For me, that would be the car loans.
Focus on a single large expense you can reduce or eliminate to save $50,000 over seven years.
- Kick costly habits.
Change your relationship to the stuff you buy — no more fancy cars! — and save an extra $50,000 over eight years.
- Add up the small stuff. To me, it’s all about using coupons.
Cut the cost of the stuff you need to buy and save an extra $50,000 in seven years.
- Go to a public college first
Encourage your child to enroll at a state university or community college for the first year or two, then transfer to a private school.
- Nab more merit money
If your kids qualify for a generous grant based on academic achievement, you could save $50,000 over four years.
- Grab overlooked tax breaks
Take advantage of your employer’s tax-advantaged savings accounts and cash in on deductions to save an extra $50,000 in seven years.
- Lower investment costs
Shift your portfolio to cheaper, more tax-efficient mutual funds and ETFs to save an extra $50,000 over seven years.
Have you are are you thinking about doing any of these?
NEW: Radiation and Potassium Iodide (KI)
This fact sheet from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) gives you some basic information about Radiation and Potassium Iodide (KI). It explains what you should think about before you or a family member takes KI.
I really don’t want to know right now…I’m craving for a fix at the moment….