How Far Would You Go to Save a Pretty Penny?
Do you spend a lot or save it all? Everybody manages their money differently, but one thing is for sure: wealth is all about wealth management, and some people go to, er, desperate measures to save as much as they can.
How do you save money? By packing your own lunch for work? Choosing a basic cable plan instead of opting for thousands of channels? Or maybe you don’t have TV at all.
Redditors were asked to share the cleverest and most questionable ways that they save money, and this is what they came up with. It might just give you a few ideas…
Would you ever try one of these techniques?
swissco: I pretend I’m gay.
“The gym I go to charges 50 bucks less if you register as a couple and not as a single. I don’t have an SO so my best male friend and I registered as a gay couple. The first day, the manager almost asked us to make out to prove it. He decided it was homophobic so he stopped. When we come in he’s always staring while we use the machines together, like he wants to catch us doing something sexual.”
Rovert1980: I work downtown in a city where monthly parking is easily $150+ per spot. My wife and I both have to drive due to schedules, so it would be double that.
“Found out that the casino downtown here gives you free parking daily if you bet $10….so we go and play roulette daily….she bets $10 on red and i bet $10 black and each ask for our parking validation. One of us always wins (which doubles one of the $10 bets)….so we get our $20 back…boom…free parking.
“There has been the odd time it has hit 0. In that case we each just lose $5 each and parking costs us $10 total for the day.”