With Cameron Huddleston, Online Editor – Kiplinger.com
There are two ways to maximize your savings – you can either earn a lot more so your spending is really chump change compared to what you earn (that’s the top 0.1%) OR, like the most of us, you can stretch your earnings by maximizing your savings, especially on big ticket expenses.
It helps to know when to score the best deals – so you can wait a few months, plan your spending and rest happy knowing that you got a reasonably good deal – perhaps with 30%, 50% or even 75% off large items that can save you hundreds or even thousands of dollars each year. This is where Cameron comes in – she’s an expert on the topic and walks us through when the best sales happen on various big ticket items – things like cars, furniture, mattresses, appliances, computers, cruises, airline tickets and more. She also walks us through the tradeoffs you’ve got to be willing to make (they’re not that hard) to lock-in great savings.