LET’S START WITH the basics.
Always ask for a discount. Ask for a cheaper movie ticket. Ask for a free pass at Sea World. Ask for cheap hotel rooms, ice cream cones, museum admission, and dry cleaning. A lot of times you won’t get it, but it’s good practice for when your spouse is away and you need to ask for special things. Like the ability to pay a parking ticket, getting around a Power of Attorney at the bank (because it needs to be on their letter head) or calling AAA to start his car that you are driving because he is overseas for several months.