Thrifty Thread Advice… From Spencer?!

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  1. Jane says:

    It really can be thrifty to buy new clothes. My daughter (who is 13) and I go to the mall here and there and we always save money and get really nice stuff. I am picky about what we will buy there, and we go to places like JC Penney’s. My daughter wears juniors size, they have awesome markdowns (jeans for as little as 8-10 bucks, shirts for 3-4 dollars). And this is nice stuff too, not junk! The other day we went to Maurices, and she tried on several things, that were 30-40 dollars a piece. We went back to the sales rack and they had jeans that were originally $40 for $8! She got a really nice checked top for $3.50! So it pays to look around, and see what’s out there on the discount racks :)

  2. Newlyfrugal says:

    Spencer and I are on the same wavelength. I have not bought clothes for five years. When I do buy clothes, I buy staples that are new, high quality, and of an expensive brand. I mix and match and wear my clothes over and over again. People always comment on how attractive I look.

    A good trick to keep from buying more clothes/shoes is: if you bring one item in, you must remove one item from your closet. Since all my clothes are good looking, still “new,” and wear well, I can’t part with any item. So I don’t buy anything new. This trick enabled me to save thousands of dollars, which I saved and invested. Through the magic of compound interest and through careful selection of mutual funds, my savings/investments have doubled and tripled in value over the years. I would rather have savings/investments than a closet full of clothes and shoes that I don’t need.

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