Author Topic: What unknown yet significant money saving tips do you have?  (Read 1538 times)

ender

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What unknown yet significant money saving tips do you have?
« on: December 01, 2016, 08:09:10 PM »
Recently we bought a brand new Ford car.

In browsing their site, I got a popup offer for "Ford Private Cash" which turned out to be a $1k savings (since we were already planning on purchasing, was a nice surprise). Googling it made me realize this is a thing, you can apparently also request brochures or something to get them.

What other unexpected but significant savings do folks have?

Ben Hogan

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Re: What unknown yet significant money saving tips do you have?
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2016, 08:31:18 PM »
If I have to buy something, which is planned and researched first. It must be onsale or be purchased with a coupon.

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Re: What unknown yet significant money saving tips do you have?
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2016, 08:37:46 PM »
Check rewards programs on American Express, Costco, AAA to see if they have discounts for what you're buying.  I sold my first house using a realtor that was assigned through the AAA program.  I ended up getting $5K check 1 month after the sale for using that realtor, and she did a great job. 

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Re: What unknown yet significant money saving tips do you have?
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2016, 09:39:36 PM »
Buy the same model 3 yr old lease back Ford car with 36k miles for 30% off... New cars are actually a riskier purchase mechanicaly too as most problems show up very early and very late in a cars useful life.