We’re all for saving money here at nononsense, but even we were surprised at some of the extreme measures people will take.
On the slightly more serious side over at early retirement extreme is a list of 25 money saving tips. This site is run by a guy who has achieved financial Independence and semi retirement, at the age of 33, all through saving money and reducing expenses, now that’s quite an achievement. In an especially nerdy moment he recommends using Linux rather than Windows operating systems. A very good idea since Linux is open source and free for anyone to download and use, and mirrors most of Windows functions…. but I’m afraid I’m a little too attached to my copy of XP to part ways just yet.
A little closer to home, just across the channel, lives Captain Frugal and his Money Saving Blog! He takes a humourous look at 30 extreme ways to save money. Personally I’d skip the part about not washing.
And the absolute winner, it has to be said, is Bankrate.com. They’ve compiled a list of 20 of the strangest money saving tips submitted to them. This list comes with the disclaimer “Some are illegal; some could be dangerous to your health. But mostly, they were too much fun to ignore.”
I guess the moral is, that we’re all for saving money, but you can go too far.*
*Note: Nononsense insurance does not condone the use of golf clubs, or any other piece of sports equipment, for use in financial negotiations. No insurance agents were harmed in the making of this blog.