7 Times When Being Cheap is a Huge Mistake

Now that rental cars are harder to find and more expensive, it may be tempting to try to save a few dollars by renting from a company a few miles away from the airport.

Car Rental

Sometimes you can't avoid a layover, but don't waste time just to save money. If your first flight is late and you miss your connection, the stress of a 40-minute layover isn't usually worth it. 


Even though it seems like a good idea at the time of booking, it's not a good idea to save $50 by taking an early morning flight or a red-eye flight.

Red-Eye/Early Morning Flights

You should stay within your budget, but if you really like a neighbourhood, don't try to save money by buying a house a mile away.


Some smaller pieces of furniture, like accent tables, don't have to be expensive, but you don't want to be cheap when it comes to furniture you use every day.


A high-quality kitchen knife will last 10 years longer than a cheap one, while cheap pots and pans will need replaced years early. 

Kitchen Gadgets

You can save on some kids' goods. Your child will outgrow clothes and toys rapidly, so skimping is fine. Quality matters for your baby's cot, car seat, and bike helmet.

Baby and Kid Supplies

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