What do YOU do to save money and reduce expenses?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by fiveoboy01, Feb 24, 2010.

  1. Equipguy

    Equipguy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    Got rid of comp and collision on my trucks that were paid for, saved about $300 per year on each.
  2. WHIPPLE5.7

    WHIPPLE5.7 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 958

    I clean used items for a fraction of new, build much of my own stuff, maintain my own stuff, run a solo op to avoid work comp, run tires to the steel belts before replacing, etc.
  3. Landscraper1

    Landscraper1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Southeastern Ma.
    Messages: 753

    Get Illegals to work for you. Low wages, no insurance, and no complaints.:laugh::laugh::laugh:
  4. 360ci

    360ci LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 998

    Change any joint accounts with your spouse back to your personal use only! I save five figures every year!
  5. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    Do it no more often than every 3 years.

    Buy them used to begin with and pay for it in full.
  6. 360ci

    360ci LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 998

    I've had the same insurance carrier for the near part of 15 years. I've shopped around, but no one comes close. I can't beat $260 a month for home (rented out), apartment, three vehicles and a trailer. Best one yet that gave me a quote just last fall wanted almost double that for the same coverage, even with multi-vehicle discounts and such.
  7. IdahoGrass

    IdahoGrass LawnSite Member
    Messages: 27

    Even better than employing illegals, just buy a couple of them and keep 'em in the basement. I am getting a business credit card that pays back 3% on gas and 1% on everything else, that will put a little money back in my pocket for sure. I also try to make myself a lunch every day.
  8. yardguy28

    yardguy28 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,463

    don't spend money unless you NEED to......
  9. fiveoboy01

    fiveoboy01 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,988

    Some good ideas, some of them I hadn't thought of, I hope we can get a few more....
  10. clydebusa

    clydebusa Inactive
    Messages: 1,660

    Got rid of the Kubota, saved a bundle!:cool2:

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