Save Money and the Environment By Buying Second Hand

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I love to buy things second hand. If you think buying used is just for people who are on a tight budget, think again. The most famous large family, the Duggars, routinely buy as much as they can used. Their motto is “Buy used and save the difference.” While they may have had to buy used in the early days of their marriage, they now likely have enough money to buy new, but they choose not to. The Items We Typically Buy Used.

Topic: 5 Frugal Living Tips To Saving Money

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

By cutting down on eating out or ordering in food and instead buy the ingredients to make the same meal, whilst it is more effort to cook, this will save you huge sums of money in the long run. Buy Second-hand. Whilst buying something shiny or new is great, you will more than likely pay full price (unless you manage to get a great discount) for the privilege. That’s where buying second-hand can help reduce the amount you pay.

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5 Frugal Living Tips To Saving Money

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

By cutting down on eating out or ordering in food and instead buy the ingredients to make the same meal, whilst it is more effort to cook, this will save you huge sums of money in the long run. Buy Second-hand. Whilst buying something shiny or new is great, you will more than likely pay full price (unless you manage to get a great discount) for the privilege. That’s where buying second-hand can help reduce the amount you pay.

The fine art of haggling – They can only say no!

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And bargaining can cut the cost of buying second hand (and occasionally new) stuff by a handy amount. Have you ever haggled? I live in Brighton and we’re used to it, with the city’s countless independent shops, boot fairs, vintage outlets, boot fairs and junk emporia. Being British, it doesn’t always come naturally. We’re often. read more. Discounts & Tips getting the best price learn to haggle

Choose Thrift First Challenge – January Meeting

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In 2015 I’m challenging myself to rethink purchases by taking advantage of more cost effective solutions like borrowing, buying second hand, or just making do with what we already have. Instead of buying new this year, ask yourself these questions: Can I borrow from someone? For one-time special occasions, ask friends if you can borrow instead of buying new. Can I find what I need at a second hand or thrift store?

Introducing the 2015 Choose Thrift First Challenge

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So for 2015, I want to challenge myself and you, to rethink our purchases by taking advantage of more cost effective solutions, like borrowing, buying second hand, or just making do with what we already have. That’s motivation to take some time to scour Craigslist and some local second hand furniture stores this week. Instead of buying new this year, ask yourself these questions: Can I borrow from someone?

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Choose Thrift First – April Meeting

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In 2015 I’m challenging myself to rethink purchases by taking advantage of more cost effective solutions like borrowing, buying second hand, or just making do with what we already have. My cousin’s mother’s husband’s uncle’s wife’s sister on Facebook brought bed bugs into her house when she bought a used sofa off of Craigslist… shudder, the story still makes me itch and I think we’ll be buying a new sofa.

Choose Thrift First | February Meeting

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In 2015 I’m challenging myself to rethink purchases by taking advantage of more cost effective solutions like borrowing, buying second hand, or just making do with what we already have. One time to buy some gift cards for two teenage nephews’ birthdays. Instead of buying new this year, ask yourself these questions: Can I borrow from someone? For one-time special occasions, ask friends if you can borrow instead of buying new.

How to Save Money on Baby Costs

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Second hand isn’t necessarily inferior. A lot of the things that you’ll be buying will only be in use for a matter of months so it makes little sense to buy everything brand new if you’re on a budget. Don’t be afraid to buy second hand items where possible but be sure to check that what you’re buying meets the relevant health and safety standards, especially for buggies and the like.

How to Shop and Save Money when Expecting a Baby

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This scenario is acted out in thousands of households every day; few people can afford to just go out and buy all the paraphernalia required for a baby. If you are anything like me, you will be tempted to buy every cute outfit you see, possibly in pink, blue and yellow, to make sure you are covered. The fact is, babies grow at an alarming rate and if you buy too many garments in the same size, you’ll have a hard time getting a good amount of wear out of them. How exciting!

Simple Things You Can Do to Be Environmentally Friendly and Save Money

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

So often, being environmentally friendly and saving money go hand in hand. Plus, we require a lot less storage room for our wardrobe, which means when we get ready to buy a house, we won’t need huge walk-in closets. Wait to buy new technology. We like to wait to buy the latest technology, and then when we do purchase, we like to buy used. That’s good for the Earth and for personal finances.

Happy Earth Day!

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Buy local. Buy second hand. If you''ve got the time and money: ~Buy a fuel efficient car. When replacing appliances, buy the most energy efficient. Buy organic. Other than Christmas, this is my favorite time of the year! Everyone is talking about ways to save the planet, the weather is getting warmer, what''s not to love? If you haven''t started doing more green things, now is the perfect time to start! It''s a lot easier than you think.

Seven Cheap Hobbies That You and Your Family Can Enjoy

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Try buying second hand books or looking for inexpensive e-books to save money. These days it seems like everything is expensive, even having fun. Many people like having hobbies , but many of us have cut back when it comes to doing the things we like so that we can save money. Building model airplanes, for example, might have gone by the wayside with the recession because it is a hobby that can quickly get expensive.

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Everyday Changes that Save Money & Help our Planet + a $25 GIANT FOOD STORES Gift Card Giveaway

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Buying a coffee is a guilty splurge for me, but to be honest, the particular coffee shop brand that I love is sold in grocery stores, like Giant. Rather than purchasing new, check to see if you can borrow from a friend, barter, or buy second hand. After home heating and cooling costs, the second largest home energy use is water heating. This post and giveaway are sponsored by GIANT Food Stores.

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Take Control of Your Money in 2015

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We will be challenging ourselves to resist buying retail and instead choose thrift by borrowing, buying second hand, or making do with what we already have. New year. Fresh start. Lots of possibilities and many opportunities. Every January 1, I get caught up in the hopeful feeling of the upcoming new year. And 2015 is no different. My husband and I make some financial goals at the start of every year.

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Our 2018 Financial Goals

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I want to challenge myself to rethink our purchases by taking advantage of more cost effective solutions, like borrowing, buying second hand, or just making do with what we already have. Did you make 2018 financial goals ? My husband and I discussed some ideas over our holiday break and we decided on 2 solid must-achieve financial goals for the year. If we complete them early, we’ll move on to 2 additional goals that are on our radar.

25 Ways to Find Money for Your Emergency Fund

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Being self-employed, we have a higher starter fund on hand and when we pay off our non-mortgage debt, we will save to at least 6 months expenses and maybe even more. When we’re crazy busy and the family is demanding that they be fed, I always have the ingredients for spaghetti on hand. Did you buy the materials to make that cute craft that you found on Pinterest but the bag is still sitting in your dining room…3 months later?

How to Get By on One Income When Baby Arrives

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Buy second hand. How to Get By on One Income When Baby Arrives. For a few months after the birth of a new baby, most couples go from two incomes to one. Some then have a desire to stay at home with their new child for a few years, which can mean a big change to their long-term income. Even couples caught by surprise still have nine months to get into financial shape. Here are tips on How to Get By on One Income When Baby Arrives.

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How to Save Money on Men’s Business Apparel Without Sacrificing Style

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Buy in the Off Season. It makes sense to buy summer clothes in summer, right? One of the best ways to find summer office shirts and slacks at a deep discount is to buy them in fall when stores are unloading stock they didn’t sell in summer. In winter, make an effort to buy a new fall wardrobe. Buy Classic and Quality Pieces Only. Buy second-hand.

10 Frugal Tips For Earth Day

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Not only will it save you money not buying as many paper towels, but it will get your windows streak-free! Buy Used : You probably already know the benefits of buying second-hand , but buying used, also helps the environment. Buy in season. We get so used to the ability to buy whatever we want WHEN we want, that we don’t always ask what is best. In honor of Earth Day, I wanted to share some ways that we can be frugal, yet also eco-friendly.