I’m a single mom so the word “budget” is in my blood. In the past there were times when I wasn’t sure the rent would get paid, which means money for something new at the mall was definitely out of the question. We shopped second hand stores, the dented can warehouse for food and played outside at the park a lot because it was free.
When the vacuum cleaner quit working we fixed it with parts we bought at the local swap meet and when my son misplaced his jacket on the playground we went to the Goodwill store and replaced it for $0.25.
I’ve been living on a budget and shopping the sale racks for so long it’s become a habit. My son is 19 years old now and ready to join the military but the thrift shopping, coupon clipping mentality stuck with me. I’m hoping it serves me well in retirement too!
My blog has blossomed into a place to share money saving ideas, to share thrift shopping finds and to empower my readers not to overspend.
Let’s keep it simple, thrifty and stylish in 2015!