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6 Ways Conventional Wisdom Wastes Money

submitted on December 5, 2010 by vectra5 in "Member's Lounge"
Most of us learned the basic tenets of budgeting, housekeeping and auto maintenance from our parents. But times have changed, and some of the things you believed to be true are not the case anymore.

Following are several examples of conventional wisdom that may cause you to needlessly waste money. Dig in and learn how to effortlessly save money by thinking outside the box.

Change Your Oil Every 3,000 Miles
Use Sheets With Sky-High Thread Counts
Keep Ceiling Fans On in an Empty Room
Bottled Water Is Healthier Than Tap
Lavish Vacations Beat Simpler Ones
Cable and Satellite Trump Rabbit Ears

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    Posted by siggy38 on December 5, 2010
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    I disagree with the ceiling fan in reverse in the winter, a fan on low to bring the heat off of a high ceiling does not create wind chill and waste electricity.
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    Posted by outcastplo313 on December 5, 2010
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    I'll take my tap water over any bottled water..
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    Posted by bert on December 5, 2010
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    My Ford truck recommends an oil change every 5000 miles. I always follow that & never had any oil related problems. If you are delivering mail or something with a lot of stop & go then you should change at 3000 miles. The new Ford models are recommending 7500 mile intervals.
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      Posted by deby32953 on December 6, 2010
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      You're supposed to change the oil in you car? Crisco or Wesson? Mr Green
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    Posted by lootango on December 6, 2010
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    I said goodbye to cable and satellite over a year ago and don't miss it one bit. I don't need anything more than the 9 stations I get now.

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