What $1 buys around the world - travel tips and articles - Lonely Planet - StumbleUpon. At Lonely Planet, we're big fans of the travel bargain.
After all, the first guide we produced was Asia on the Cheap - and then Southeast Asia on a Shoestring. Just recently we've had articles about countries that can still be travelled on the cheap and how to cope in Copenhagen if you're down to your last krone. Little surprise then that we loved Contemporary Nomad's blog post about what $1 can buy you in the Philippines. The answer? Make Money in Your Spare Time Doing Simple Online Tasks. I've made a few hundred dollars taking surveys from SurveySavvy.
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When Money Can Buy Happiness, Use It. The Stupid Things You Do with Your Money (and How to Fix Them) Stupid Thing #6 - you buy new.
Buying a new car is throwing money away. The depreciation on a new car is staggering, losing nearly 25% within 5 days. Never buy new. Buy 2 year old lease turn ins if you must drive something that looks new, or buy a good used car that has great reviews after others have already owned them a few years. Example: I just bought a Jeep Grand Cherokee used. MY motorcycle is used, Bikes lose value fast, Even the Harley's will lose most of their value in the first 6 months of ownership. Finally, my home is used. Yes this works for other items. Stop Overpaying.
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