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I wish I had been smarter about money when I was younger.Tiffany is a great example of making the most of her opportunities and a fine example of living intentionally.
Even though I consider myself a recent convert to a more frugal lifestyle, like Tiffany my husband and I have been able to travel outside of the US ...more
My son is a graduate student living on a small stipend which pays his basic necessities and not much more. He's able to cook some basic meals & clean his home shared with roommates. He's able to manage his money - he recieves a paycheck 11 months out of 12. We assist him with some things but not many. He pays his rent,...more
I hardly ever pay full price for meats. I always find the best deal in the mark down meats section. I regularly check the day old bread sections as well.
I also consider myself a master negotiator. When I was purchasing my son glasses on his birthday, I asked the technician if we could get a discount since it was h...more
I love, love, love rebates. When I first started I didn't get every one exactly right. I think I got 2 wrong in the past 4 years. That's not too bad considering how many I got right.
I have a spreadsheet that I track my rebates. I've gotten over $1,600 this year in rebates and the year's not over yet.
I can definitely relate to this article. A few days ago I was honored at a meeting at work for reaching my 10 year anniversary. It's hard to believe that 4 years ago I started my effort to be more frugal due to a boss wanting me gone. If it was up to him, I wouldn't have reached my 10 year anniversary: probably not eve...more
I am in agreement with this article, but especially about housing.
When my husband and I were younger and he was retiring from the Navy we chose the cheapest, smallest home in a very nice subdivision.
When we bought our home the sales price was all the money in the world. There was even a short period of time t...more
A follow up to my original post - I brought three huge bags of clothing to a new charity I just found out about and may have made some new friends in the process!
I'd rather have friends in my life than clutter so I'm very happy with the outcome and don't miss the clothing one bit.
For me - it's the act of makin...more
Maybe your post will motivate me to action. Last year I was able to give away a bunch of clothing that I wasn't wearing. It's almost 1 year later and I don't miss one single item of that purge.
Unfortunately, my closet is still full of things I hang on to for sentimental reasons. I think it's time to do another clos...more
I send out boxes to family members chock-full of items for which I generally just pay sales tax (after coupons and rebates). When I factor in the cost to ship I generally pay for the items once.
Most recipients seem to like this arrangement and I don't end up with a storage problem. Win-win if you ask me.
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