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My Best Garage Sale Finds

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Years ago, Mom introduced me to the idea of going to garage sales. People sell the darnedest things at their garage sales.

Market Place: Online Community Garage Sale

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So let the Market Place be your personal Community Garage sale reaching out to thousands of people nationwide. You’re done!

Tips for Buying Kids’ Clothes on Facebook Garage Sale Groups

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Garage sale and resale groups have become increasingly popular on Facebook. Frugality facebook garage sale kids clothes save money

How to Find Back to School Clothes for Less

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Use coupons and pair them with sales to help you save. Hit up fall garage sales. Find Back to School Clothes for Less. Good luck!

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Beginning Exercise without Breaking the Bank

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While it may seem like a good idea – you’re paying for it so you’ll use it right? Think again! Go for a Walk. Free Workout Videos.

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Five Home Renovation Savings Tips

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Not only will renovations provide pleasure and function to you, but they could increase the sale value of your home a bit.  Plan ahead.

Not So Free – Free Things

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love going to garage sales. Last summer, a lady on the street next to ours had a wonderful sale. Free is good, right? Here is why.

Top 5 Must Know Negotiation Tips To Get Anything You Want

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We can negotiate to get a good price on an item in a garage sale, or we can negotiate to close a million dollar deal.

Don’t be a Buy-It-New Snob

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Fashion changes and new or nearly new clothing gets sold at sales or donated to charity. Sales are a great place to find your Christmas décor.

It’s Easy To Make A Million Dollars

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You may be building your own business. Eventually you may sell it for significant sums. You may be investing in real estate.

Children’s Music on a Budget

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Your School’s Music Department May Already Have Instruments. Garage sales – I found a guitar for $5.00 Go Frugal

Save Money and Go Green By Replacing These Disposable Items with Reusable Ones

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You may find seasonal cloth napkins at a discounted price after the holiday.  Because that’s all we knew, they became the norm. 

Why Did I Buy That!

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Last week I visited a garage sale. didn’t feel obligated, but did end up buying another package of it at that sale! Just sit through the sales presentation and then take advantage of the ‘free’ advice. Another way sales personnel try to get you to buy is to invest time their time with you.

Yakezie Carnival – Credit Cards Edition

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You may need to spend some time writing down your goals and/or expectations for retirement, but asking the questions is where everyone begins.

Make Your Own Board Game

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keep a roll of heavy paper (which I buy at Home Depot for about $11 for a roll about 2 inches thick and 2 feet wide) to use in wrapping packages, protecting floors during home projects, making garage sale signs and etc. will probably use an old garage sale board game as the base, and just glue the printed game mat to it.

5 Budget Friendly Ways to Bring More Life to Your Apartment

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If you are budgeting for furniture and appliances, your may have more creativity than cash. Are you getting ready to move into an apartment?

3 Tried-and-True Tips for a Frugal Family

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If you talk first, you may talk yourself out of a deal that the other person was about to accept. That is not rocket science. Buy Used. Frugal

Used Furniture – Re-purpose, Recycle, Re-use.

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Garage sale and thrift store furniture bargains abound. Furniture is expensive, no doubt about it. Ways to save on furniture.

Should You Spend Your Money on Home Re-Decorating?

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Have you ever shopped at neighborhood garage sales? You may have self-image problems , they suggest that you might be obsessive if you redecorate often. All from homeowners replacing nearly new home decor. They spend at retail prices to get their new stuff and sell at huge losses the things they have no longer want.

4 Crazy Hard Things To Check On When Buying a Home

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What is there today may drastically change tomorrow. Garage sales make a good excuse to get into the area without it seeming weird or awkward.

Save Money and the Environment By Buying Second Hand

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Just look at the many people scouring garage sales in the summer.  Toaster Oven I bought a toaster oven at a garage sale for $2. 

The Best Time to Buy Anything During the Year – Details

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What you can save on, what to expect to go on sale, each month, a list of awesome things to stock up on for the entire year ! The best guide ! …

The One Most Important Thing You Need to Get Rich

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While these things obviously could bring in a lot of money, they actually may not make you rich or help you stay that way if you do make it. If the first product you invent doesn’t take off (fails) then your single minded persistence may cause you to try another, or retrain for a new job or develop a side income. The One Thing.

Things You Can Do To NOT Make Money

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To be successful, I think you need access to free or really cheap bulk sale items. Moving sales usually have just a few big pieces.

Wait, Don’t Buy That Yet!

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You may decide you don’t need or want the item at all if you push yourself to wait to get a bargain on it! know I do. Winter clothes.

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Things I’ve Learned During 30 + Years of Home Ownership

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Know what you are getting into with home ownership – it may not be cheaper than renting! thought I knew all about keeping a house.

Introducing the new Marketplace Feature | Buy & Sell What YOU Want

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Think of Ubokia as being an online garage sale where you are encouraged to share exactly what it is you are looking for.

10 Reasons You’re Broke

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If you always have more month than cash and never seem to get ahead or even to even, it’s time to look at some reasons you may be broke.

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How Are Billionaires Different Than Millionaires?

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Do You Know a Millionaire Garage Sale-er? The road to becoming a millionaire is becoming fairly well documented and traveled. million.

The Best Place To Hide Valuables In Your Home

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You may think you hid your gold coins well, but you would be surprised at just how obvious your “hiding place” is to a professional burglar.

Kindergarten to College – Back to School Money Tips

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love to shop garage sales. This post was written by Marie. . Involve Your Child in Planning and Budgeting. using what they already have.

Christmas in July

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She also loves to go to garage sales and most of her small gifts are loot from her bargains at the sales.  In the Giving Mood Now?

I Exercised at Home for 25 Years and So Can You!

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Routines may be boring, but the right ones can really help you get things done.   Wake Up Your Body. while they were eating breakfast.

How To Organize A Project

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Once you get started, you may find that the momentum will keep you going. Yeah, I have a lot of times. Make A Bulleted List. Organize The List.

Canning CAN Be Cheap!

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Canners are readily available for sale at a great discount through online sellers at eBay and Craigslist.  Canning Jars. Canner. Accessories.

20 Tips for Frugal Living

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It’s not as hard as you may think to still enjoy a great life while living more frugally. 20 Tips for Frugal Living. Downsize. Buy used.

Meet Amanda & Daniel. They Paid Off $68,000 in Debt in 8 Months.

Family Balance Sheet

We sold extra items that we weren’t using through Craigslist and garage sales. Today’s Debt Free Story is from Amanda & Daniel.

5 Ways to Go Green and Save Money at the Same Time

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Instead of buying items that you may only need for one time, you should consider borrowing items from a friend, family member, or a neighbor.

How Little Could You Spend on Your Child in a Year?

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They may also enroll in other baby classes like music and swim lessons.  All those items got plenty of use as all three of my kids used them.

Collecting – Tips for Fun and Profit

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That same person may troll neighborhood garage sales and offer to cart away anything left after the sale for free.