Money “Wasters”

money waster’s

money waster's

Nearly everyone has holes in their budgets… And as with other kinds of leaks, you may have hardly noticed some of them.  But those small drips can quickly add up to big bucks.  The trick is to find the leaks and stop them so you can keep more money in your pocket.  Here are a few to think about. 

Overspending on Auto Maintenance…Are you still paying for an oil change every 3,000 miles?  Many models nowadays can last 5,000 to 7,000 miles between changes, and some even have built-in sensors to tell you when it’s time to change the oil.  Check your owner’s manual to find the best time for your car’s routine maintenance.

Not Pulling the Plug on Electronics…U.S. households waste $100 a year, on average, to power devices while they are off or on standby mode, according to Energy Star.  Electronics that have a clock or operate by remote are typical culprits.  The obvious way to pull the plug on your energy vampires is to do just that — pull the plug.

Paying for Things You Don’t Use…Clean-up your bank accounts.  Simplify your record-keeping and close any old savings or checking accounts you seldom use, especially if you are incurring monthly fees.  Consolidate small accounts with the same registration into one larger account if possible.  A single account with a larger balance may qualify for additional bank services.



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