19 practical ways seniors can save

Looking for simple ways to stretch your retirement funds? These easy everyday tips can make a big difference.

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Dec 18, 2012 1:43PM
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I can't believe 1 of the best pieces of advice on the list & then they tell you to ignore it. Brew your own, then they say go out & buy a Latte. You can brew your own coffe for about 5 cents a cup, depending on where you go to buy a latte you can spend $4 or more. So the difference in 1 year is less than $20 brewing your own coffee, or well over $1,000 by going out & buying it. Apparently the author is not serious about saving money.
Dec 13, 2012 7:57PM
Dec 18, 2012 2:08PM
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This is pretty good advice even if you're not a senior.
Dec 18, 2012 5:10PM
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If you are a senior, you can't save. Best advice should be find a better country to retire to. The government wants to siphon off every dollar you worked hard for and wants you to depend on them for a meager existence. Real inflation is eating the average senior's wealth away, cost of living increases on social security are a joke, medicare premium increases wipe out any gain, interest on savings is virtually gone, dividend income will be drastically reduced by new taxes, bond yields are crap due to Fed. manipulation, and the propped up stock market is too risky and poised for a downfall. A nice sandy tropical beach or cat food and crackers.
Dec 18, 2012 5:04PM
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Do not agree with turning the thermostat up and down.  Set it at one temperature and leave it there,  and you will save by not having to re-cool/reheat everything in the rooms.  When the room is cool or warm, so are all the surfaces in those rooms.  When you turn up the heat/cool down the room, you use more energy getting those other surface to temperature as they will release the energy they are holding.  Now when you leave the house for more that a full day, then turn up/down the temperature.  I saved an average of $50 per month using one temperature.
Dec 18, 2012 3:42PM
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typical 6 year older giving adults advice ,,,,
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