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Old Yesterday, 05:03 PM
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can be anything

to save money i only use the oven three times a week and sometimes only have 2 meals a day.
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Old Yesterday, 05:06 PM
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I buy clothes on eBay.
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Old Yesterday, 05:50 PM
Location: Southwest Washington State
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When I shop I head for the sale rack or clearance aisle first.

I have on occasion bought items at the Goodwill.

I tend to cook cheaper cuts of meat.
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Old Yesterday, 05:51 PM
Location: SoCal
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Robot strikes again.
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Old Yesterday, 05:53 PM
Location: Venus
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-I have to use every little bit out of a bottle of whatever-shampoo, ketchup, toothpaste, etc.
-I buy clothes at a second hand shop.
-I buy (some) food at a dented can store.

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Old Yesterday, 06:15 PM
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I always go to the clearance racks first.
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Old Yesterday, 06:21 PM
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1. When I get gas, wash the windshield and take a few extra paper towels as napkins for dinner later or as tp in glovebox for emergencies
2. Bring a scale & own bags to stores. Weigh the toilet paper for accurate cost per lb & weigh fixed price bunch produce.
3. No underwear
4. Wash my clothes in the waterfall during summer
5. Bank somewhere with free coffee. Visit daily removing about $5. Ok maybe I don't do the latter but only dream of it...
6. Instead of buying new clothes, I dye them with RIT making them appear new
7. Dumpster Diving for 5 gallon buckets which I use instead of toilets. Ok maybe not this one.
8. Shut my water off 1x a yr& pay fee to turn back on. In between, fill up my extra water tanks to last all year. Ok maybe not.
9. Crash the church potlucks for free food. Seventh Day Adventists are marvelous cooks and hold weekly potlucks! Ok maybe not
10. Carry an old cellphone just in case I ever need to call 911 while driving. Doubly covered combined w/Onstar
10. Do not carry auto insurance. Instead drive the deserted back roads to & from work with an official looking sign on the back of the vehicle with the words STUDENT DRIVER. Not one accident yet! Remove huge sign upon arrival.
11. Lookup the less expensive gas stations online at GAS BUDDY
11. Foster animals instead of having my own. Food is covered by the organization & mileage
12. Shower outside half the yr to save $ on water and cleaning the shower. A future goal
13. Volunteer at Food Pantry. Take some of what's leftover which will expire within the week & which otherwise be tossed out.
14. Dumpster dive at thrift store dumpsters where they toss out donations not up to par. Only if I have time to kill...maybe 1x yr
15. Put an add on Craigslist to ride-share to reduce gas expenses. No response
16. Wash my car while at work (about twice per mo)
17. Collect aluminum cans off the ground while walking. 1x a mo.
18. Dye my own hair
19. Catch crawdads in the river. Cook them on the spot for a tasty meal. Future goal
20. Pick wild blackberries.


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Old Yesterday, 07:11 PM
Location: Upstate, NY
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Carry no cc debt. Live within our means. Am generally not wasteful, rather try to be resourceful.
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Old Yesterday, 07:42 PM
Location: Ypsilanti, MI
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Mow our yard ourselves. Buy used cars. Perform my own auto maintenance, sometimes getting replacement parts from Junk Yards. Clean our home ourselves. Cook our meals ourselves.
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Old Yesterday, 07:54 PM
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I just answered the other one, what "rich person" things do you do. It's the opposite of what you expect but too many people make assumptions about rich people and poor people habits. Poor people live in houses they can't afford, drive cars they can't afford or wastes perfectly good money on status symbols due to insecurity. Rich people are the ones who live on a shoestring which is probably why they are rich. Not entirely, but primarily IMHO
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