Friday, October 29, 2010

Money Saving Tips Part 3

  1. Get a rewards card. There are many reward cards that pay out in cash or points that can be redeemed for travel or products. Many of these cards don’t have an annual fee. My favorite rewards card is American Express Gold Card. It does have an annual fee to apply and the first year fee is waived.
  2. Don’t pay interest on credit cards. This is obvious, but as soon as you fail to pay off the credit card in full, the high interest payments start to eat away at your monthly budget. If the temptation to spend more than you can pay on a credit card is to great, get rid of the credit card.
  3. Take advantage of 0% credit card offers. I’ve saved thousands of dollars using these. Again, as long as the cards won’t cause you to spend more, they can offer substantial savings. Make sure, however, that you keep an eye on the balance transfer fee, which can wipe out your savings.
  4. Replace incandescent bulbs with compact fluorescent light (CFLs) bulbs. These bulbs use 75% less energy and last 10 times longer. They do take some getting used to, and they won’t work in every light fixture. But use them where it makes sense and save energy and money.

1 comment:

  1. I am using those bulbs for a time. They are not that bad actually