Real estate commissions are among the costliest of fees, especially considering the value you get in return. If you’re in a lousy housing market, you may not have a choice: realtors will expose your home to the maximum number of potential buyers. But if the market’s popping, try selling it yourself, after reading a book or two on the subject. Many other people have gone this way successfully and it’s a way to save many thousands of dollars!
If you're at least 62 years old, you can score a $10 lifetime pass to America's federal parks and recreational lands. But act quickly because fees are about to jump.