Category Archives: frugal

When to Upgrade… And When Not To

I think it’s so easy to get swallowed up by the promise of upgrades – of getting larger meals or longer warranties or more discounts – that it becomes hard to decide whether or not paying for upgrades is logical.  Firms know this, which is why they often spring these offers last minute or at the time of the purchase, when consumers are confident with their purchase.  It is so difficult to not “just” pay the “little” extra charge and… Read the rest

10 Reasons to Check Out Used Clothing Stores

I LOVE shopping at thrift stores.  I’ve written about thrift store shopping before here at Out of Debt Again and it seems thrift stores are gaining a bit of popularity with the younger crowd – thanks to Macklemore’s Thift Store – (link goes to the video but please be aware that there is profanity in this song) and I wanted to share my favorite 10 reasons that you should check out used clothing stores. Sizes.  Because the clothing is all… Read the rest
Emerald Dress

How To Shop At Thrift Stores

The first time I remember shopping in a thrift store was when I was about fourteen years old.  As the oldest of seven, and the first grandchild, there were no hand-me-downs from older siblings or cousins.  That meant my clothes were usually “new” but rarely were they brand new.  With seven children, there’s not a lot of new clothes shopping done, at least there wasn’t in my family.  Ours was a blended family… my mom had me and my two… Read the rest