Really stupid ways to save money

Apparently, there is a strip club somewhere out there offering gluten-free lap dances.

What the heck is a gluten-free lap dance?

I have no Earthly idea, but my niece (bless her little heart) tagged me in a Facebook post about them.

Uncle Gluten is impressed.

Not only did it make me chuckle, it got my noodle spinning…

… and I got to thinking about all the crazy and absurd horseshyte floating around in the personal finance space that just don’t make no sense.

Stuff that makes me laugh.

Stuff like:

  • Saving money by not eating every day (or mooching off your friends).
  • Go dumpster diving for food scraps.
  • Don’t use toilet paper (use a small bottle of soap and water instead).
  • Wash disposable diapers.
  • Don’t do laundry (instead take a shower with your clothes on).
  • Snag free toys for your kids at the playground (that other kids left behind accidentally).
  • Pump breast milk from your friends to save on baby formula.
  • Become a crazy keewpon lady, spending 20+ hours per week sifting, sorting, and clipping.
  • Go sifting through garbage for chairs, tables, mattresses, mirrors, lamps for your home.
  • Use free samples for laundry detergent and hand soap instead of buying them.
  • Pee in a jar and dump it in the yard instead of using the toilet.
  • Share lukewarm or cold bathwater with your whole family to save moolah on water bill.
  • Use free newspapers and circulars as toilet paper.
  • Heat up your food using residual heat from your hot tub (instead of your stove or microwave).
  • Ask people in restaurants if you can have their scraps instead of buying a meal yourself.
  • Cover your home in plastic wrap to keep it clean and preserve its value.

And so on…

The list is ALMOST endless…

Do any of these sound a tab bit crazy or over the top?

In some circles, they’re not.

Por ejemplo: Freegans (a fringe group in society) believes the best way to save money and fight consumerism is to go dumpster diving and live off of what others throw away.

As you might guess… it tends to make people a little neurotic about money.

Me?

I choose to create more value than I consume… and try to manage money more efficiently.

Totally difference approaches…

Now I’m not saying you can’t “shrink your way to wealth.”

Some very wealthy people are also very frugal.

But they’re also very neurotic about money, are sometimes depressed, and have almost no concept of value.

… because they save money for the sake of saving money… not for the purpose of achieving some grand vision of what they want their life to be like.

I can’t cure neurosis… but I can show you an easy way to get more out of your finances using life insurance and some simple money management principles.

David Lewis

This post brought to you by //The Rogue Agent//. David has been a life insurance agent, and worked with some of the oldest and most respected mutual life insurance companies in the U.S., since 2004. Learn more about him and his business, here.