Tag Archives: saving money

Thrift Store Treasures #5

Spent $7 recently to score the following thrift store treasures:  5 large plastic flowerpots in bright jewel tones (purple, red, yellow and green)

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Save Money by Doing Your Own Pest Control

 For many years, I paid an exterminator $75 a quarter to come to my house and spray outside it — and inside the garage — to prevent unwanted bugs, especially cockroaches (an ick factor when living in the South).

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Attend Church and get Free Admission to Historic Sites

I hope nobody thinks this is sacrilegious, but there’s an occasional way to attend church and save money on admission to local tourist attractions at the same time if you live in Charleston, S.C.  The same type thing may apply … Continue reading

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Thrift Store Treasures #3

Had some good luck at thrift stores the first two weekends of October! It’s nice to pick up a few fall things before going up to the attic and dragging out all my winter clothes. The items I was found … Continue reading

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Thrift Store Treasures #1

Thought I’d start a regular feature about the great things I find at thrift stores – starting with today’s treasures. For $17.09, I got the following items at Goodwill: 1) Two, brand new-in-the-original-package round silver towel bars (to replace the … Continue reading

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Twenty of the Best Bargains of My Life

I’ve always been an avid shopper – starting at the age of ten. My mom and sister and I would go to the big department stores in downtown Pittsburgh and split up and meet in a few hours. The stores … Continue reading

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I Adore the Dollar Store

If you like shopping, there’s almost nowhere you can have as much fun with a few dollars in your pocket as the dollar store. You’ve just got to love a place where every item is a dollar or less! It’s … Continue reading

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Easy Ways to Save Money

Saving money doesn’t have to be hard, and it doesn’t require a major sacrifice. Try some of the following techniques:

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Cell Phone Luddite: An Occasional TracFone User Explains Why She Doesn’t Want a Smart Phone

Nearly everyone in the civilized world aged 12 and above has a high-tech smart phone these days. (Government programs give away better phones than I have to low-income people.) But I’m not a convert yet, and I’ll tell you why: … Continue reading

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Decorating Your Home with Extremely Low Cost Framed Prints – Part #2

To expand on my previous blog post about tips for large framed prints, it’s also easy to decorate inexpensively with collections of small framed prints if you buy beautiful greeting cards or post cards and encase them in frames from … Continue reading

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