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Saturday, February 23, 2013

Unnecessary Expenses

We don't realize that things that have become everyday occurences can add up to some serious money being spent that are unnecessary.

According to this month's "AARP Magazine" there are three things in particular that cost us money that we can do without or do less often.


"Americans spend $7 billion a year getting their own money out of cash machines."  Cutting out these fees amounts to a savings of $60 per household.


"We each drink almost 30 gallons (or 222 half-litre bottles) of bottled water every year."  Stop doing this and the savings are $190 per household.


The rule of thumb in the past has been to change your oil every 3,000 miles.  According to AARP, "Today's cars can safely go 7,500 miles or more between changes."  The savings is $500 after 100,000 miles.

These changes in our lifestyles can amount to some real savings.  Being aware and making informed spending decisions can put some extra bucks in our pockets.  Not bad!

Enjoy your weekend.

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