Put Your Budget on a Diet: Saving Money by Living Medium

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Megamarts like Wal-Mart, Target, K-Mart, Aldi’s, Walgreens, Rite-Aid, and even franchised grocery stores carry the same quality of goods that you’re used to buying, but they don’t carry the overhead costs that come with the big names. Used Doesn’t Mean Abused. One of the fastest growing types of business is the consignment store. Consignment stores are growing in popularity because more and more people see them as a way to live within their means and still have nice things.

Cutting Costs and Buying Used Clothes

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Buying used clothes can be a great way to save money, especially if you have rapidly growing children. It can get very expensive if you have to buy new clothes every six months for a child who is growing rapidly. You can defray some of your clothing costs by shopping for deals at used clothing stores or thrift stores. Even if you do not have any growing children, buying clothing at thrift stores is a great way to cut costs.

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How To Haggle For A Bargain

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I always use the example of big ticket items like furniture and electronics. Whenever I go into a furniture store I will immediately ask the sales associate what is the best price he/she could give me on whatever item I’m interested in. But I will say something to the effect of “I really love this piece of furniture and would like to take it home today, but I was wondering if you could help me out a little bit on the price.”

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3 Ways To Save Money On The Kids’ Back To School Wardrobe

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Kids grow quickly, and many parents find that they only wear an outfit a few times before they have outgrown it. For this reason, thrift stores are a great place to find gently used children’s clothing. You should also know that many thrift stores do not have changing rooms, so you will have to use your best guess or make your child try things on over his or her clothes. When the 8-year-old grows out of something, it is likely that your son can then use it.