The 10 most-hated money-saving tips


Lists are ubiquitous in the media. Probably even more so in the blogosphere. They're quick. Easily digestible. Glib. Perhaps no topic lends itself to the art of list-making like personal finance. Don't we all want quick, easily digestible, even glib solutions to our wallet woes? Of course we do.

Trouble is, the topic has been bled dry. We've read every tip on how to save money, in magazines from Good Housekeeping to Money. And still the nation's savings rates are at historic lows. We don't seem to be getting the message.

So in a twist, I thought I'd take a look at the top 10 most-hated money-saving tips: the tropes we're all supposed to embrace in our ongoing attempt to save something for a rainy day. The ones nobody, if we're being honest, wants to have anything to do with.