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Old 11-21-2009, 04:12 PM
 
Location: Sloooowcala Florida
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Old 11-21-2009, 04:13 PM
 
Location: Sloooowcala Florida
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Old 11-21-2009, 06:10 PM
 
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The care of my parents
Food (I prefer top quality and organic only)
Clothes (they fit better and last longer)
Cars (Reliability and Safety are tops for me)
Education (Only the best for the kids)
The label 'organic' is overrated. They aren't any different from regular foods from the FDA approved.

Education : Its not where you go, its how you study and what you do with it.
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Old 11-21-2009, 06:12 PM
 
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Yeah, frugal and gemstones don't belong in the same paragraph. Giving up vast sums of one's wealth for shiny trinkets has to be one of the more senseless aspects of modern social programming. Borrowing money for those same trinkets is evidence of a real social pathology.

I try to be frugal with everything I buy. But that doesn't mean "cheap." I buy quality that lasts where quality counts...for example comfortable gore-tex lined boots that last for 15 years, high-end lifetime-warrantied tools, leather-upholstered furniture that, when properly cared for, still looks practically new after 20 years, etc. Spending 50% more for a quality item that is more reliable and/or enjoyable and will last four times longer *is* frugal.

You won't, however, find skunky coffee in my house. I don't go to Starbucks for $5 lattes...I can buy really good coffee and make it myself far cheaper. Folgers is only for the percolator when camping...the smell of the campfire makes up for it.
Starbucks has to be the most overpriced coffee and I don't think its worth the money people pay for.

Also Vending Machines items. They are ripp-off. I can buy those items in bulk for a lot cheaper.
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Old 11-21-2009, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Fairfield, CT
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I'm not all that frugal. There isn't that much that I skimp on, so there are a lot of things that I'm not frugal with.

I like to go out to dinners at high-end restaurants, and though I've reduced the frequency of these dinners, I haven't eliminated them and don't intend to. What I try to do is get a better bargain on a similar quality. I've been getting offers for special discounted dinners at certain restaurants and been using them instead of ordering off the regular menu, for a significant savings.

I have been buying less expensive clothes. There too, I've looked for better bargains, rather than buying lower quality.
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Old 11-21-2009, 06:18 PM
 
Location: Syracuse IS Central New York.
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Food. I believe that it is important to have quality nutrition to have good health. I try to buy as much as I can from local sources, such as directly from farmers/fruit growers/farm stands/farmers markets. Not only does it cost less, it is of a better quality. My parents were from the Depression era, this was the way they were raised, and as a result the way I was raised.
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Old 11-21-2009, 07:31 PM
 
Location: N. CA
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Toilet paper, I must have my Northern toilet paper! The other thing is my hair!
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Old 11-21-2009, 07:50 PM
 
Location: B'ham
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Nail polish - I'll eat Ramen in order to afford a bottle of O.P.I or Essie.

I may be hungry but at least my manicure looks good!
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Old 11-21-2009, 08:24 PM
 
Location: SoCal desert
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Maintaining my truck.
If it don't go, I don't go.
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Old 11-21-2009, 08:38 PM
 
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The label 'organic' is overrated. They aren't any different from regular foods from the FDA approved.

Education : Its not where you go, its how you study and what you do with it.
True but a better education opens up more doors.
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