It’s easy to think that the best way to save money is shoving it under the mattress and not spending it. Sure, that works — to an extent. But, as the saying goes, sometimes, you have to spend money to save money. If you’re willing to front the cash, some purchases really can help you salt more cash away in the long run.
But be wise. A hybrid car will save on gas, but it’s a fairly large purchase and splurging on a hybrid may not be an expense you can afford. A full-coverage warranty will certainly protect you if an appliance stops working. But, if you fork out for warranties for everything you buy, you’ll overspend long before that oven actually breaks.
Here’s a guide to 30 purchases that really can help save money, if you let them. Happy savings!