Category Archives: thrift

Beautiful chaos

I’ve been working for two months now and it’s been actually pretty great. I’m learning new things and meeting new people. This feels like a place I can stay for a good, long while (provided I pass the school!). It … Continue reading

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Needs based spending

This is the first real paycheck in our new budget style of sending a ton of money to the card. I sent a ton of money to it a few weeks ago, but since then we’ve had a vacation that … Continue reading

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Book review: Debt-Free Living

tl;dr: This post is crazy long. Sorry! The book is good and it’s going on my keeper shelf.   I just finished reading The Spender’s Guide to Debt-Free Living, by Anna Newell Jones. It’s about her journey with, and how to … Continue reading

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Debt confession

I grew up a spender. When we wanted something, we got it if it was reasonable. I kept doing that even though I didn’t have the kind of money that my parents did after 30 years of working. I am … Continue reading

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Frugal again

We’re headed back into frugal mode. Hanging laundry and turning up the thermostat, short showers and careful shopping. I mentioned yesterday that I spent more than I would have if we’d had just a little in the savings account. I … Continue reading

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I’m sitting here listening to 80’s alternative music and it’s bringing back so many memories. This is right after punk was big and when this stuff was called New Wave. I have a punk channel as well, but I’m in … Continue reading

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Cheap goods

In a topic related to yesterday’s post, let’s talk cheap goods. We tend to think of these goods as being made in a sweatshop in China, don’t we? China or some country that’s just starting to develop. And, we’d probably … Continue reading

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Frugal, thrifty, and cheap

I have cleared out a space for my stockpile shelves. Sadly, as my room for them has “architectural” ceilings (read: slanted on both sides) the only place they’ll fit is in front of the only window in the room. But, … Continue reading

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Things to stockpile, a partial list

For things that expire, only buy enough to use before the expiration date comes around, and rotate your stock (put the new purchases in back so that you’re using up the oldest products first).   pasta paper products (toilet paper, … Continue reading

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My stockpile

I am building up a stockpile again. Sales and coupons are my friends. I recently bought 30 boxes (pounds) of pasta because it was on a really good sale. I have reserves of granola bars, toilet paper, paper towels, snack sized … Continue reading

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