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10 money-saving tips people hate

Many don't like being told they live unhealthy lives.

By Karen Datko Oct 5, 2009 1:32AM

Freemoneyfinance has compiled more than 700 money-saving tips over the years. Based on feedback from readers, FMF, in typical snarky fashion, has compiled the 10 most-hated suggestions. We'll share some of the highlights here.

No. 10 on the list: "Be healthy." "Let's face it, people don't like being told they are fat and lazy," FMF writes. "I think that's at the core of the disdain for a healthy lifestyle." Quitting smoking is No. 8.

"Buying a house you can afford" also is on the list, although FMF says, "This one used to get a lot more heat than it does now. Then the subprime mortgage mess hit and detractors have been silent lately." People also don't want to hear about cutting their cable service or taking their lunch to work

No. 2 is not getting a pet. "I'm not the only one suggesting pets are expensive -- Money Central says getting a pet can be a stupid money move," FMF writes, while conceding that pets can help make you healthy and happy. 

No. 1 on the list: "Moving to a lower-cost-of-living city." "Not only is it that people don't like this idea, but they REALLY don't like it. As in 'you're the stupidest financial blogger ever' sort of don't like it," FMF writes. "But what do I care? I still have my day job."

Published Nov. 26, 2007

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