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 […]
Money Saving Tips
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, […]
In Episode 10 of Tightwad Tuesdays, I share thinking behind making a major purchase. Skiing is my favorite sport so I bought new boots this season. Were they an expense or an investment? You tell me! What was your very best sporting goods purchase?
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 […]
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.
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 […]