None of these 5 tips are new in this CBS MoneyWatch blog post
, but the tips are useful (especially #1 :-)
Also, for #5 about pricing out a new car insurance policy, I'm in the process of doing this now. The number of miles I drive has gone way down, and I'm looking into MileMeter
in which your insurance premium is proportional to the number of miles you drive. Unfortunately, they currently only offer this in Texas.