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Finding extra benefits out of your job.

April 22nd, 2013 at 11:41 am

There can be small benefits if you look for them.

For example, my DH travels to Maryland for work rather frequently. Besides the obvious benefits (hotel reward points and not having tolls and gas expenses of his regular commute to work) there are less obvious ones.

For example, now I have him get his haircut and routine car service there - it is cheaper than in NYC. And if we want a large purchase (like an ipad) he can buy it while passing through Delaware (a sales tax free state). These are snowflakes in a way.

Also, this weekend I took Amtrak to meet him there at the end of the week and we spend a weekend in Philly together.



I used Amtrak points for my ticket (he had some from the times where he went to DC frequently) and our gas and tolls back to NYC were paid for. We paid for the hotel, of course, since that was leisure. But still, little savings do add up over a year.

At my job, I'm taking advantage of the free language classes. I'm restarting Chinese this semester.

3 Responses to “Finding extra benefits out of your job.”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Very good ideas!

  2. HouseHopeful Says:

    Hey - thanks for shopping in my home state Smile Tax free shopping is the best! Love Philly too!

  3. CB in the City Says:

    My job has a great benefit that I can't use -- free tuition for a child. Unfortunately, mine are grown and educated already. My other benefit is lots of free food left over from fundraising events and meetings.

    Oh, and I could take a class free myself -- but graduate classes are half-price for employees. With the kind of tuition that's charged at a private liberal arts college, that's still not cheap.

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