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When To Buy Used? PDF Print E-mail
By Melissa Tosetti
 
We all know that on average, new cars lose value 60 seconds after they drive off the lot. According to Edmunds, in that one minute, a $29,873 car drops in value by $2,559.  That's a vacation to Disneyland for a family of four!
 
But cars aren't the only thing worth buying used.  The San Francisco Chronicle's article 15 Things You're Better Off Buying Used, offers a valuable rule of thumb for used purchases. 
 
I'm especially a fan of purchasing used... 
  • Kid's Clothes
  • DVDs and Video Games
  • Books 

The article specifies text books, but buying used books overall is my rule of thumb.  I say that even though I'm an author who receives royalties on just the first purchase of Living The Savvy Life

Another item I've become fond of purchasing used is jewelry.  I love antique jewelry and have found gorgeous pieces at antique stores for a fraction of what I can purchase new.  To qualify, I do still buy new pieces if I really fall in love with them, but the hunt for affordable antique items is half the fun! 

 

 
Pantry Challenge Helper PDF Print E-mail

By Melissa Tosetti

You may love the idea of taking The Pantry Challenge, but you have no idea what to do with the...

  • 6 cans of tuna
  • 8 cans of corn
  • 3 bags of rice 

...staring at you from the cupboard.  If that's the case, SuperCook is your answer.  Supercook was  created to help consumers save money by coming up with ideas for how to use what they already have on hand.  To use the free website, simply type in an ingredient and it will list dozens of recipe ideas based on that ingredient plus staple items just about any kitchen has on hand.

 
Spending Plan Workshop PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
6:30 – 8:30 pm
Redwood City Downtown Library
1044 Middlefield Road, Redwood City, CA 94063
 
Join us and create a plan to fund the life you want to live!  
 
During this hands on workshop you will: 
  • Create your personalized Spending Plan.
  • Tell your money where to go, instead of wondering where it went.
  • Learn how to plug your financial leaks.
  • Find more money for your long term financial goals.
  • Streamline your spending and save for that dream vacation.
  • Pay off your debt faster with the snowball strategy.

Taught by Melissa Tosetti, author of the international best seller, Living The Savvy Life and spokesperson for Quicken 2013.
 
The event is free, but there is a limited number of seats available so you must RSVP by clicking here.
 
Taping Announcement: The event will be filmed for online distribution and DVD release.  Don’t miss your opportunity to experience this life changing workshop and be part of the live filming experience.
 
 

 

 
Declutter Philosophy PDF Print E-mail

 

 
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