I too hit the sales racks, thrift shops and Brochard Markets….Great tips for spending on a dime!
I have always been taught that quality is more important than quantity. It is better to save up and purchase a high quality product, as it will ultimately stand the test of time. For example, let’s pretend that we are in the market for a new entertainment center. While most people would be tempted to buy the $200 special at Wal-Mart or Big Lots, I would opt to invest in the $1,000 unit from Ethan Allen down the road. Wal-Mart furniture generally lasts 2-3 years before it is in need of a replacement.
So, if you had to buy a new entertainment center every 3 years, you would go through about 5 units in a period of 15 years, where if you had originally just dished out a grand, your unit would still be in immaculate condition (provided you took care of it), and it would last you a minimum…
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