Choose Thrift First Challenge – January Meeting

Family Balance Sheet

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. My mother recently borrowed some luggage from us for a plane trip.

Introducing the 2015 Choose Thrift First Challenge

Family Balance Sheet

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

Family Balance Sheet

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 Challenge – March Meeting

Family Balance Sheet

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. They are a staple in my wardrobe, and as I was about to buy three of the shirts, I stopped myself and put them back. Instead of buying new this year, ask yourself these questions: Can I borrow from someone? My mother recently borrowed some luggage from us for a plane trip.

Choose Thrift First | February Meeting

Family Balance Sheet

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.