Tag Archives: thrift stores

Frugality and Facing Your Fears

When I first started on my frugal journey I had to get past quite a few fears and stereotypes that were holding me back, especially after I moved to a new area. You wouldn’t think that frugality would be a … Continue reading

Posted in Frugal, Making Money, Personal Finance, Saving Money, Shopping | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

Cheap Sources for Board Games

Board games are a great source of entertainment. Unlike movies or other types of entertainment that are one shot deals, games can be played over and over again. New games, however, are often not cheap. They may cost $20 or … Continue reading

Posted in Entertainment, Frugal, Personal Finance, Saving Money, Shopping | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Buying Artwork on a Budget

When my wife and I were first married, we spent many weekends searching for art and antiques at auctions, antique shops and thrift shops. We never spent a lot of money on anything we bought and, after a few years, … Continue reading

Posted in Frugal, Personal Finance, Shopping | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

A Sad Result of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act

You may have heard by now about the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act that went into effect February 10th. This law requires that all products — including clothes, toys, and even books — intended for sale to children 12 and … Continue reading

Posted in Personal Finance | Tagged , , , , , , | 8 Comments

The Frustrated Frugalite

The other day, a friend and I were talking about the things we do to be frugal. We were discussing all the tips and tricks we’ve learned to save money and cut down on waste. We were also discussing how, … Continue reading

Posted in Frugal, Personal Finance, Relationships | Tagged , , , , , , | 13 Comments

I Shop at Thrift Stores

It has happened again. Because of the ailing economy, my local television news is reporting another story on how to save money. Very helpful, yes, but what got my ire up was the tone of the broadcast. This particular story … Continue reading

Posted in Frugal, Personal Finance, Saving Money | Tagged , , , , | 15 Comments