More for less: Save time, money and effort

More for less: Save time, money and effort
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First Published: Thu, Feb 05 2009. 11 59 PM IST
Updated: Thu, Feb 05 2009. 11 59 PM IST
To be able to fill leisure intelligently is the last product of civilization, and at present very few people have reached this level —Bertrand Russell
10 Frugal fun ideas
You can live on a budget and still have fun. Use these tips to save Rs10,000 or more annually.
1. Get rid of the fluff: Trimming your satellite or premium cable package can make a difference.
2. Rent movies: Eliminate one trip to the theatre per month (Rs400 for two, including popcorn-soda treats) and you’ll save Rs4,800 a year.
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Bag those bargains
It’s no big deal. Getting the most out of the destination you are visiting while holidaying is easy if you know the right places to look for cheap deals. Check these out.
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Cruise control: help on the high seas
For your next vacation, try cruising. But if you’re not careful, you may end up spending more than you had bargained for. The cruise fare you see advertised is not the price you’ll end up paying. The advertised fare, which is usually for the smallest, windowless cabin, doesn’t include mandatory taxes and port fees, gratuities, or highly recommended additional charges, such as cruise insurance. But there are ways to keep costs down.
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All information on fares and deals accurate at the time of going to press.
Contributors: Manidipa Mandal, Bobby John Varkey
Write to us at businessoflife@livemint.com
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