How To Save: Introduction

Although I come from a family who loves shopping and can shop all day without eating (we’ve done this many times), we hardly ever buy anything that isn’t on sale. Whenever I walk into a store, I make a beeline for the discount or sale section. Every bright red sign that says “5 for $10” or “Summer Sale” catches my attention. The fact is, there is no reason to pay full, retail price for every item when you can get the same thing, albeit a few months later, at a much lower price. I love browsing sales racks, going to vintage or second hand stores, shopping at cheap stores like Ross or Walmart, and using discount codes.

 

With clothing prices seeming to rise every year, saving money is more important than ever. Perhaps frugality isn’t for the “instant gratification” type people, but living abroad has taught me that no matter how soon I purchase something, I always have to wait for someone to make a trip to the United States before I can have my new purchases. While it might seem like that one sweater or pair of jeans you want desperately is never going to go on sale, the truth is, it will.  Read daily posts for tips on finding discount codes, when to shop, and where to shop.

Although I come from a family who loves shopping and can shop all day without eating (we’ve done this many times), we hardly ever buy anything that isn’t on sale. Whenever I walk into a store, I make a beeline for the discount or sale section. Every bright red sign that says “5 for $10” or “Summer Sale” catches my attention. The fact is, there is no reason to pay full, retail price for every item when you can get the same thing, albeit a few months later, at a much lower price. I love browsing sales racks, going to vintage or second hand stores, shopping at cheap stores like Ross or Walmart, and using discount codes.

With clothing prices seeming to rise every year, saving money is more important than ever. Perhaps frugality isn’t for the “instant gratification” type people, but living abroad has taught me that no matter how soon I purchase something, I always have to wait for someone to make a trip to the United States before I can have my new purchases. While it might seem like that one sweater or pair of jeans you want desperately is never going to go on sale, the truth is, it will. Read daily posts for tips on finding discount codes, when to shop, and where to shop.

xxx,

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