3 Simple Questions To Ask Yourself In The Dressing Room That Will Blow Your Mind And Save Money

It’s amazing how much money slips through our fingers.

Once I started tracking my spending, I found my frequent trips to discount retailers added up. Buying a dress or blouse for $25 – $30 seemed like no big deal but take all together, the purchases added up to $120 – $150 a month. Until I started tracking my spending, I didn’t even realize I was spending so much money on “extras.”

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Smart Shoppers Guide: Look Fabulous For Less Money

I used to be excited when I bought something on sale. The “deal” was my indication of success. In hind sight, I wasted a lot of money with this mindset. Price is only one part of the equation.

A better way to think about your purchases is to determine the cost per use.

For example, when I changed jobs 3 years ago, I needed a lap top bag for client appointments. Professional looking was a must and something sturdy was vital. I decided on a black Michael Kors tote so it could double as a purse. I’ve used it just about every day for three years now and it looks brand new. I anticipate it will last at least another two years.

That tote was a great purchase. It was about $250.00 at the Michael Kors factory outlet store (not on sale.) Since the purse is a classic style, made to last many seasons and goes with everything I own, it was a winner.

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5 Benefits Of Building A Winter Wardrobe Capsule

Have you heard of The Project 333 Challenge: Reduce your wardrobe to 33 total items?

The system consists of paring down the clothes in your closet to the items you love the most, fit the best and go together well. Now that’s a sensible idea! Courtney Carver, the mastermind behind Be More With Less, recommends 33 total items including footwear, accessories and jewelry. Workout clothes, pajamas, and sportswear are exempt.

Why would I pare down my closet to 33 pieces?

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Tightwad Tuesday: How To Save 75% Off Retail Prices On Furniture

I am not one for buying on Craig’s list.

First of all, it’s time consuming. Once you finally find something fabulous, you have to connect with the seller. If the treasure hasn’t been sold yet, you still have to coordinate a meeting to take a look. By this time, you’ve already invested hours.

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Tightwad Tuesday: An Easy Way To Save $1,000 At The Grocery Store

I hate wasting money on stupid stuff.

The worst is when I buy the wrong thing at the store. Does that ever happen to you? Items look alike and there are so many choices. It’s easy to make a mistake and come home with the wrong thing.

There is a solution!

In this episode of Tightwad Tuesday, I share some money saving tips at the grocery store that can save you thousands of dollars every year.

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Tightwad Tuesday: One Big Money Waster – Business Expenses

I’ll admit it.

I used to take months to turn in my business expenses. After traveling all week, who wants to sit down to paperwork?  Not me. I want to hang out with friends not crank out reports at my desk.

Turns out, it’s worth it to take a few minutes each week to organize and file expense reports. With apps like MileIQ, it’s simple to track mileage.

In this episode of Tightwad Tuesday, I talk about the cost of waiting and encourage you to just sit down and get those business expenses done.

A Financial Planner Shares Her Most Important Piece Of Financial Advice

Financial planner and radio host, David Holland, asked me to be a guest on his show, Plan Stronger Radio.   Of course I said, “Yes!”

I shared the most important piece of financial wisdom I’ve learned in my 25 years as a financial planner. I started the interview with:

I’ve worked with millionaires, multi-millionaires, and ‘thousandaires’ on their way to being millionaires and I would say there is one piece of financial wisdom your listeners could take away that would make a huge difference in their financial futures.

I share that secret and other money saving tips on this show.  It’s about 30 minutes (kinda long) so listen to it while you are getting ready in the morning, driving to work or while you are making dinner.

Enjoy!

I’d love to hear from you!  Share your money savings tips in the comments below.