Frugal Tip Monday-Ways to Make and Save Extra Money for The Holiday Shopping Season

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Another online avenue for earning extra revenue is listing your items on Craigslist. Unlike Ebay where you ship the items to your customers, Craigslist is somewhat more based on a local scale. Tags: listing on ebay reselling items black friday Ramit Sethi deal fashion mas christmas sales holida shopping ebay closet inventory craigslist iwillteachyoutoberich listing on craigslist The Holidays are here again. (I

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Frugal Tip Monday-Ways to Earn More Money

Fashion Without Guilt

Reselling Sites - Ebay , Ecrater , and Craigslist are some of the most popular sites to post your new or gently used goods for profit. Tags: ways to earn more money ebay frugal tip monday ecrater craigslist facebook Twitter Fashion Without Guilt uppitywoman08 myspace listing on craigslist Did anyone get the message that it is already 2010. Where did time go!!! But no use crying over split milk. 2010 is here and now it's time to get in gear. LOL that rhymed.

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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. A matching twin headboard was included, but she doesn’t need it, so I might try to sell it at our next yard sale, or Craigslist. The challenge on the blog this year is to Choose Thrift First , where we’re rethinking our purchases to find more cost effective solutions.

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. My partner and I have been house shopping lately, which has proven to be a very interesting endeavor.

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. I have been helping a good friend with some wedding planning, so her and her fiance came over for dinner on Monday and we got busy with “spreadsheeting” I must say we did quite well.

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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". There are tons of garage sale ads placed on Craigslist, so the more descriptive you are of your location, the better chance that the reader will head to your sale first. Yard sales. People either love them or hate them. I happen to LOVE yard sales.

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. Seriously, the possibilities are ENDLESS when thinking outside the (gift) box. 10 MORE Free (but Thoughtful) Christmas Gift Ideas. Create a Family Favorites Recipe Booklet.

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. If you can find a free piece with good bones on Craigslist or another online classifieds site, don’t overlook it’s value. When we first moved into our new home, it was pretty empty.

3 Savvy Ways to Save on Kids’ Sports Gear

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You can find secondhand sports gear at thrift stores, garage sales, Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist, and sports resale shops, like Play It Again Sports. If you choose to purchase from a stranger through a medium like Facebook Marketplace or Craigslist, be sure to meet in a public place and take steps to ensure your safety. Going to your child’s baseball game may be a fun way to spend an evening. Watching your child get nothing but net may be super exciting.

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. In 2013, The Christmas Savings Club encouraged all of us to save monthly so that we could have a cash Christmas. In 2014, the Grocery Budget Challenge encouraged us to keep our grocery spending in line and to be creative with our meal planning so that we do not over-spend.

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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. 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. We have some hefty financial goals this year and this is just one more way for me to squeeze more from our budget.

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. 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.

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, scour yard sales and thrift stores and flip your finds on websites like Craigslist and eBay.

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. The idea of becoming debt free makes me downright giddy. So I love to hear the success stories of others who have found debt freedom. But selfishly, I wanted to know their secret. How did they make it happen?

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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! Doesn’t a break from your daily schedule to get away and spend quality time with your family sound amazing? Is the cost holding you back? Keep reading!

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. And on Sundays, we met here to catch our breath and let everyone know how we were finding our cash. To be honest, I think I was delirious when I convinced myself to take on this challenge.

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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. I should be at about 146 pounds based on the schedule I’m on, but I weighed in at 150.2 instead.

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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. Have a yard sell, put valuables on Craigslist you’d be surprised how quickly you could make some fast cash to dump on debt! Today’s Debt Free Story is from Jessica.

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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. With just one emergency such as a car breaking down or, in the US, a medical bill, many could be in a very precarious position. I know how hard it is to start saving. I have been there.

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. It’s also a wonderful experience for the whole family, and spending some time in the great outdoors can teach the kids a thing or two about “roughing it” and what it takes to survive out in the wilderness (even if you’re in a park).

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. Where are you from? What do you and your spouse do for a living? What are your hobbies? Include anything that you’d like to add to give the reader an idea about your personality.

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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. The season of family, faith, food and…shopping… collective sigh… The spending part of Christmas can get crazy, so I’ve come up with a list of last minute ideas to find some extra cash for your Christmas spending. Our goal is to NOT put our Christmas purchases on a credit card.

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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. Emergencies happen when you least expect it. Just last week, my husband sent me a short text, “truck $700.” ” My stomach sank.

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. My husband’s new employer hired a moving company to move us.

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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. So I’m thrilled to bring you today’s story, because I actually watched this couple’s debt free scream when it was live on the show. Please welcome Drew & Farrah.

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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. In April, we saved quite a bit of money by comparison shopping, and choosing thrift first. The big hitters this month saved us about $500. That’s money that stayed in our accounts.

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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. Most people know that music education helps grow children’s brains.

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. You can live a much greener life by adopting a couple of green living ideas and adding them to your shopping habits. You will actually find that you are trimming costs from your monthly expenses by following these 5 green ideas. Borrow items.

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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. If you follow these tips, it will be easy to manage your own garage sale.

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. I was thrilled that she said yes, and I’m super excited to introduce her to you.

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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. The goal for this monthly accountability meeting is to give updates on our progress, motivate one another, and help all of us save for a cash Christmas. Today is the seventh meeting, but you can join us at any time.

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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. 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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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. He and his wife paid off $52,000 in just 7 months. That’s crazy, right? How is that even possible? Keep reading… We Were Normal. In 2011, Andrea and I were normal.

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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. Where are you from? What do you and your spouse do for a living? What are your hobbies? Include anything that you’d like to add to give the reader an idea about your personality.

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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. But most people assume this rule only applies to life’s little pleasures like smelling flowers, a walk in the park, or laughing with friends. And sure, those are great, but what about those bigger pleasures, like jetting off across the world?

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Canning CAN Be Cheap!

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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. Tomatoes are, I think, one of the easiest items to can and a great starter project for anyone who is curious about trying a canning project on their own.

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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*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. The single stroller will be $269.76 (reg. 449) and the double will be $396.47 (reg. You can choose from orange, black, navy or plum colors. Even at 40% off, these strollers are still pretty pricey.

How I Saved Thousands of Dollars on College Textbooks

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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. I learned quickly that the costs add up and that budgeting is of utmost importance if you want to graduate without thousands of dollars worth of debt. Which I did want to do.

Sustainable Living Traits To Pass On To Your Children

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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. We as parents are usually the first and primary source of their learned behavior, even as they grow into their teenage years.

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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. She blogs about ways to make and save money as well as what she is up to at her blog A lot of people think being environmentally friendly costs a lot.

5 Companies that Deliver Anything in an Hour – Honest Review

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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. being a busy parent or person means going to the grocery store is a chore and most of us do not have the time to do it. Good news : there are awesome delivery services that can deliver to your door in an hour (or 1 to 2 hours).

Tips for a Frugal and Eco-Friendly Spring

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You can then take those old cell phones, clothes or magazines to the appropriate recycling depots, ustilize websites such as Craigslist or Freecycle to give away any items you want cleared out quickly and then have a yard sale or an online auction to rid yourself of those unwanted items that are still in saleable condition. Guest Post Author Bio: This post was written by Les Roberts money saving writer at

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