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Success Story: I Saved Money By Being Lazy

No Debt MBA posts an article on how they saved money…… being lazy 🙂

We’ve needed a coffee maker ever since we parted ways with our previous one and became too lazy to use the french press (example of laziness costing you money in coffee out). So we were going to buy one but I’ve been too lazy to go out and power shop with my SO to find exactly what we were looking for. Nothing seemed to meet our needs when we ended up in the store so I wanted to avoid the whole thing. But my laziness paid off, after over a month of procrastinating our neighbor was moving and wanted to get rid of a coffee maker. Which turned out to be exactly what we needed and, drum roll, it was free.

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Lesson Learned:
There is something to be said for laziness (or perhaps reconstituted as “apathy”) saving us money. There have been several incidents where delays have saved me money because new opportunities would pop up.

My most recent adventure was our dryer going up. It was beyond repair and I was considering buying a brand new one. However the repair men had one they could sell me for only an additional $85 more than I had already spent on their repair services for the old one AND it came with a 2 year warranty. I couldn’t pass that up, and I love my new little used dryer.

Have you ever saved money simply by being lazy?

About Crystal Groves, Google+

Crystal Groves is a farmer, web developer, musician, blogger, and personal finance enthusiast from the back hills of Maryland and Pennsylvania. She started Money Drain as a project to encourage people interested in fixing their financial situation to share their stories and learn from the stories of others. We all make mistakes, but in order to change we have to make changes.

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