You can typically get a discount on big purchases like appliances or electronics, even at large retailers, just by haggling with the sales associate. And if you're making that purchase online, expert deal hunter Kyle James suggests haggling via live chat instead.
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A lot of people think frugality is about saving money at the cost of your time: you spend all day clipping coupons just to save a couple bucks on your groceries. That's not frugal at all. Your time is precious -- more precious than money -- and true frugality is about using both your time and money wisely. Here's how.
Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.
Sometimes spending money can actually save you money. For example, if you're buying cheap boots and replacing them often, you'll save money in the long run if you buy a pricier pair of boots that last. In line with this concept, money writer Jim Wang suggests the "upgrade and save" strategy.
There's a point when frugality simply isn't worth it. Sometimes, when you're trying to save money, you'll grab the cheapest possible version of a product, only to realise a few days later it doesn't work properly or just plain falls apart. Here are some items that are worth the little bit of extra cash.