Eight Tips for Buying a Used Car

The Frugal Girl

Craigslist is also a place you can find tons of cars, but since you don’t have to pay to list a car there, you do have to sort through more junky listings. Use Kelley Blue Book and look at what the cars are listed for at dealerships and on sites like craigslist and AutoTrader.

Thrifty Finds: a New (to her) Dresser, Valentine’s Day

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So for the first time I checked out Craigslist. Too many stories of Craigslist gone wrong. But when I found a pretty good solution on Craigslist, I sent my husband to pick it up the dresser.

5 Things That Are Making Me Happy (and one that’s not)

The Frugal Girl

After two rather tumultuous months on the car front of life, we found a used Civic with no odometer fraud from a non-sketchy person on craigslist. The unhappy thing. Let’s get this out of the way first!

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7 Tips for a Successful Yard Sale

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We placed ads on Craigslist several days in a row before the sale. Make sure your headline on Craigslist is very descriptive. I see many ads on Craigslist that are very vague and just say, "community yard sale". Yard sales. People either love them or hate them.

Choose Thrift First Challenge – January Meeting

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After shopping locally at some furniture stores, I resorted to Craigslist and spent hundreds less on a new-to-her dresser.

10 MORE Free (but Thoughtful) Christmas Gift Ideas

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This idea came to me when my retired neighbor called me and asked if I could come over and help her with a Craigslist posting. Last week’s post, 10 FREE (but Thoughtful) Christmas Gift Ideas was so successful that I have dreamed up 10 more ideas.

Introducing the 2015 Choose Thrift First Challenge

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That’s motivation to take some time to scour Craigslist and some local second hand furniture stores this week. For the past two years, I have held monthly accountability challenges on the blog.

Choose Thrift First – April Meeting

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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.

How to Furnish a New Home For Next to Nothing

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

I mentioned that our pub style table and chairs didn’t work well in our dining room, but the bar stool chairs were the perfect height, so they worked great for the kitchen island, and we were able to sell the table on Craigslist.

Find out How Drew & Farrah Paid off $200k of debt, including their HOME

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Find stuff on the side of the road and sell it on craigslist or Facebook. Well that’s not in the budget so you better sell something on craigslist… Lamp sold, go get a pedi now. I am a big Dave Ramsey fan and I often listen to his show while I’m cooking dinner.

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25 Ways to Find Money for Your Emergency Fund

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If you have some bigger items, you will likely make more money selling them on Craigslist or your local Facebook sale page than at a yard sale. If you have an eye for antiques and unique collectibles, consider flipping your finds on websites like Craigslist and eBay.

How We Saved in April 2017

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Upon more online research, my husband felt the new repair would be beyond his ability, so we started looking on Craigslist. Did you save BIG in April? I’m constantly trying to optimize our spending to find ways to save money, but still live quite comfortably and well.

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Find out how Jessica & Her Husband Paid off $175,000 of Debt

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We saved any that we could from my husbands checks, we sold things from around the house on craigslist and ultimately we started taking everything we earned from our photography business which was a normal part of income for us and used it all on debt.

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10 Smart Ways to Become Debt Free

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Carrie downsized and sold her excess on Craigslist and put it towards debt. Amanda & Daniel had yard sales and sold items on Craigslist and put it towards debt. It’s no secret, I am fascinated, encouraged, and border-line obsessed with debt freedom.

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10 Ways to Find Cash for your Summer Vacation

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But beware, people want to pay yard sale prices at a yard sale, so if you have more time, you could make more by selling larger or more valuable items on Craigslist, local consignment shops, or a local Facebook buy/sell page. Are you dreaming of a summer vacation? Me too!

How this Couple Eliminated $180,000 of Debt in 12 Months!

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The rule was, if I could get $50 bucks or more for it, it was going on Craigslist. Meet Kristy, aka, The Former Mrs. Jones. I first heard her story on the Dave Ramsey show. The segment was so inspiring that I reached out to her to see if she would participate in the Debt Free Stories series.

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The Final Day of 31 Days to Find $1000 ~ How Did You Do?

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Day 3: Sell Your Big Stuff on Craigslist. In the month of October, I participated in The Nester’s 31 Days event and my challenge was to find $1000. Mondays thru Saturdays in October, I offered ideas to help you find $1000 too.

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*RARE* 40% Off BOB Revolution Jogging Strollers (Today Only!)

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They also hold their value pretty well so you can turn around and sell it on Craigslist when you no longer need it. For those of you with little ones Amazon has an awesome Deal of the Day today. Get 40% Off BOB Revolution Jogging Strollers. This is a HUGE savings and very rare for this brand.

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

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We sold extra items that we weren’t using through Craigslist and garage sales. Today’s Debt Free Story is from Amanda & Daniel. Together they blog about becoming debt free and location independence in order to serve the world at Life with a Mission. Tell us about you and your family.

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Find out How Chris & His Wife Paid off $52,000 in 7 Months

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We had just about sold everything we could on eBay and Craigslist, cut out everything we didn’t really need in our lives, and now we were even saying “no” to friends, family, and most importantly – ourselves. Today’s Debt Free Story is a guest post from Chris Peach.

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Easy Ways to Build Up Your Savings

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

If you sold something, for instance, on Craigslist for $30, put that into your savings right away. A surprising amount of North Americans are not putting money away consistently for retirement. Many families are toeing the line of slipping into debt, if they aren’t already over their heads.

10 Ideas to Find Cash for Christmas

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Look for the big items that are worth your time and list them on Craigslist or find a local Facebook page where you can list stuff that you’re selling. The Christmas season is upon us.

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Budget Friendly Camping for the Whole Family

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

If not, go to a local thrift store or go online on eBay/Craigslist and get yourself one. Camping is an awesome activity if you want to be closer to nature or get away from all the hustle and bustle of the city.

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Christmas Savings Club | July Meeting

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Or sell some bigger items on Craigslist. Happy 5 months til Christmas! On the 25th of every month from January to November in 2013, I''m holding a virtual meeting for the Christmas Savings Club.

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Christmas Savings Club | June Meeting

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Or sell some bigger items on Craigslist. Happy 6 months til Christmas! Can you believe it? It''s not too late to start planning. We''ve been working towards a goal of a cash Christmas since January and it''s not too late for you to join in.

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Flaky Accountability Partners

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Posting on Craigslist. I met a great walking partner in the past on Craigslist , so I am trying that route again. This post was written by Crystal. I have not done so well these past two weeks. I didn’t keep up with my Weight Watchers points and I was stagnant.

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Ways to Make Your Next Move More Eco Friendly

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Many people would rather just buy the boxes, paper, and bubble wrap at a discounted price on Craigslist and get everything they need at once. We recently moved halfway across the country from Illinois to Arizona. This is the first move that hasn’t been a DIY move for us.

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5 Companies that Deliver Anything in an Hour – Honest Review

Coupons Do Work

Postmates will even pick up and deliver items you’ve purchased from someone on Craigslist. How to get anything delivered in an hour!! Birthday party is coming up or a holiday is coming… going on a trip and you don’t have time to shop.

Meet Carrie. She Paid Off $14,000 in Debt in 14 Months.

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I also downsized my lifestyle and sold extra furniture, clothes, and jewelry, on Craigslist. Today’s Debt Free Story is from Carrie. She blogs about at Careful Cents where she helps creative freelancers and solopreneurs make a living from their craft. Tell us about you and your family.

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

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Just visit sites like Ebay, Amazon, and Craigslist. Wouldn’t it be great if you could have a positive impact on the world around you and save some money at the same time? Well, guess what; you can.

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Children’s Music on a Budget

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Craigslist – a quick search in my area under musical instruments looking for keyboards showed them from $30 and up. If you are like most parents, you want to raise your children well – to develop their mental and physical aspects completely.

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10 Steps To A Successful Garage Sale

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

You can also list the items on Craigslist or Ebay. Garage sales are a great way to make some extra money, and they are a great activity for kids during the summer break. With the proper amount of planning, you can have an easy, stress free garage sale where you make a profit.

Sell Your Gold Jewelry for Cash | 31 Days to Find $1000

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I could have tried to sell the unbroken pieces online, on eBay or Craigslist, but this was definitely instant gratification. In the month of October, my challenge will be to find $1000. Mondays thru Saturdays in October, I will have ideas to help you find $1000 too. On Sundays, we’ll meet here to catch our breath, and let everyone know how we’re finding our $1000. This post originally published back in November 2008.

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Want to Travel the World for Free? Then Do This.

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

You can also find home swapping opportunities on websites like Gumtree , Craigslist , Home Exchange , or Loquo. Don’t forget to enter to win an iPad 3 here at PET. We’ve all heard the saying that the best things in life are always free.

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Canning CAN Be Cheap!

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Canners are readily available for sale at a great discount through online sellers at eBay and Craigslist. A few months back I wrote here about canning tomatoes.

Being Environmentally Friendly Saves Money

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

With eBay, Craigslist, Amazon, Gum Tree and more similar sites, if you look around you are more than likely able to find exactly what you need for much less. Guest Post Author Bio: Kylie Ofiu is the author of 365 Ways to Make Money.

Tips for a Frugal and Eco-Friendly Spring

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Guest Post Author Bio: This post was written by Les Roberts money saving writer at Moneysupermarket.com. The evenings are getting lighter, the birds are singing and the weather is completely erratic…all of which means that spring time is upon us once more.

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"Potential Accomplishments" and The Natural Magic of List-Making: Creating a Master~List

Frugal Luxuries

" All things on earth point home in old October. " --Thomas Wolfe ~~~ As you probably already have guessed, I am a list ~ maker and leave very little to memory. In fact, the only thing I really leave to memory is where I put my lists !

How I Saved Thousands of Dollars on College Textbooks

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

You can usually find them on Craigslist or even college classifieds, and it can save up to 60% of the original selling price. I was in college for five and a half years for a four year program prior to graduating, and I paid my way through the whole thing.

Sustainable Living Traits To Pass On To Your Children

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Make it be known that that that there is nothing wrong in purchasing second-hand items from thrift stores, yard sales, or via classified ads or even online via places like eBay or Craigslist. Our children learn by example.

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