Saving Money on Renovations

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Craigslist has a bad rap. It’s true that there are many scams out there on Craigslist, and other local classifieds sites, but there are also some great deals. As an example, on the local Craigslist, there was a Maax Keystone White Soaker tub for $200 OBO, brand new.

Beginning Exercise without Breaking the Bank

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Check out local thrift stores, Craigslist ads, and garage sales for low cost (and sometimes free!) Think you need an expensive gym membership to get in shape? Think again! You can’t escape the radio and TV ads this time of year boasting amazing deals at your local gym.

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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 to Find Back to School Clothes for Less

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Check your local paper or Craigslist for sales in your area advertising children’s clothing. Find Back to School Clothes for Less. Whether your child is in school uniforms or traditional clothing for school, you are probably looking for ways to get back to school for less.

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

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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.

10 Steps To A Successful Garage Sale

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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.

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.

*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.

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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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.

Budget Friendly Camping for the Whole Family

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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.

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.

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.

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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Lisey’s bed, repainted

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I bought this bed off of craigslist years ago. and I painted it white, so Zoe could switch from her converted crib (poor kid was six at the time!) into a twin bed. A year later, we moved Zoe in with Sonia and moved Lisey into this room.

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.

6 Tips to Save Money On Home Décor

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Did you know that there is an entire section on Craigslist dedicated to free stuff? It is no secret that most people today are trying to find ways to save money. And people are getting creative in how they do it, too.

A little bit of this, a little bit of that

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Should I have listed them on craigslist? This post contains affiliate links. Time for a post full of multiple unrelated things! The comments on the Ask The Readers post. You guys. You all had so, so, so much helpful advice for Susan and any other people struggling to get dinner on the table.

5 Ways to Make Living on a Budget Fun

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Sell it on eBay or Craigslist. 5 Ways to Make Living on a Budget Fun. If you think words like budget and fun don’t belong in the same sentence, you may need to shift your thinking on budgeting.

How to Start a Garden Frugally

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Just post a want add on Craigslist or a local gardening forum and I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised with what you might get for free. As the weather starts to warm up, it has many thinking of starting a garden in hopes of a bountiful summer crop.

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.

Children’s Music on a Budget

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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.

Tips for a Frugal and Eco-Friendly Spring

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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.

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.

Friday Links – Love Is In The Air Edition

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Are you a fan of Craigslist? If so, read Sean from One Smart Dollar’s post about 5 Popular Craigslist Scams to Watch Out For. Happy Friday Everyone. Hope you have had a good week. Mine has been busy but a good busy and love is the air.

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.

Being Environmentally Friendly Saves Money

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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.

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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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.

Oue Home Will Never Sound the Same.

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We checked Craigslist occasionally, but the piano search was put on hold when other things became a priority. and we are okay with that! My husband and I have been talking about getting a piano for about a year. We went to a piano sale at a local college in the spring.

How to Furnish a New Home For Next to Nothing

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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.

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.

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.

Flaky Accountability Partners

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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.

Easy Ways to Build Up Your Savings

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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.

Ways to Make Your Next Move More Eco Friendly

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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.

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

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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.

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.