I had a busy weekend, so a Quick Tip for today's post.
If you haven't used Groupon.com or LivingSocial.com, it's an awesome way to get discounts on stuff you would use on a regular basis. My sister-in-law told me about it a year ago, but we never really got around to it. Now that we're a little more "settled," I can't believe how awesome some of those deals are. Lately, we've been buying stuff on there like once a week. Stuff like:
* $5 adult movie ticket and beverage at a local movie theater
* 1/2 price admission to an inflatable playground
* $25 for $50 worth of food at a local sushi place
Just in the last month or two, they had stuff for bowling, archery, paintball, handgun licensing, that Korean bath house we go to, and probably over a hundred different restaurants in the area. It's not really just about the savings. A lot of times, we have no idea what our restaurant and entertainment options are (since we moved here recently). And the travel deals seem pretty good if you are planning for a cheap getaway. As professional poker players, we can can travel A LOT more than the typical 9-5 schlub. And we plan on doing a lot of traveling going forward. So check it out.
Also, if you buy a lot of stuff on the internet (like we do), you can go thru ebates.com to get additional discounts off your purchases. Over the years, Mrs. Fly and I have saved like $1,000 just by making a few extra mouseclicks. Those little 2-15% discounts really add up.
The most obvious way to get rich is to make more money, but it always helps to spend less too - especially when you can get the same things for less. Since most of you guys are pretty young, saving even $1,000 a year on stuff (and invested wisely) will make for a pretty nice chunk of change when you want to retire.
[ ] These sites just recently opened.
[x] Old Man finally getting around to figuring out how to use the Interwebs.
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