9 Ways to Live Large for Less

From renting a castle to hiring a personal chef, here are a handful of luxuries the average person can enjoy.


By Geoff Williams

Few people need to be told how to feel poor. Buy tickets for a Broadway show or some items at the movie concession stand. Think of how much your child's college education costs or how much you need to save for retirement. It doesn't take much.

It's a little harder to feel rich. Check out these ideas for living large on a budget -- just don't try all of these at once if money is a little tight. Otherwise, you won't just feel poor. You will be poor. Some categories have multiple websites offering similar deals.

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I guess this article was written for laugh value. Because, otherwise, it is a total waste of space.

May 28 2014 at 7:51 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

Huh? What kind of "average" person can afford to rent a castle for a night? You gotta be kidding! Hire a personal chef for $50 instead of going out to eat for $50? A treat for me would be to eat out someplace that cost under $20 for dinner. How about I make my own food and treat myself to Haagen Dazs ice cream - that would be a treat for us average folks. Buy designer clothes and return them? I don't go anywhere that would require dressy clothes, much less designer clothes. Buy an island? Yeah, right. Only if you accept plastic or paper bags as currency - I got plenty of those.

May 28 2014 at 4:29 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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Maybe for the top 50 CEO'S

May 28 2014 at 5:25 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply