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niyad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 12:17 AM
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9. Welcome to DU!! like you, thrift stores and consignment shops and the
like are my favourite places to shop. much easier on my purse to pay .99 for an article of clothing than some of the absolutely absurd prices in the department stores (and most of that stuff is so poorly made, it won't last past a season anyway)
my friends continue to be amazed at my ability to use coupons, as well. I pay virtually nothing for personal care items (one of our local chains does double coupons, although not as well as southern california) and I wait for those items to go on sale. although I buy very little in the way of convenience/packaged/prepared foods, I still manage to make good use of coupons. and really good buys on the above convenience foods go into the collection boxes for the food drives.
if one is not using credit cards, one is not likely to overspend. if the cash isn't there, one cannot buy. amazingly simple.
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  -Poor America, Dumb America Katherine Brengle  May-01-06 11:49 PM   #0 
  - all I can say is  Skittles   May-01-06 11:52 PM   #1 
  - I was always taught the PBF rule, and had had to live by it  SoCalDem   May-02-06 01:36 AM   #15 
     - Your system sounds very wise--this is what we have decided to do as well--  Katherine Brengle   May-02-06 10:26 AM   #32 
  - Well, we do have problems like you say  EstimatedProphet   May-02-06 12:00 AM   #2 
  - Economic Literacy Classes, Ma'am  The Magistrate   May-02-06 12:00 AM   #3 
  - And as our economy is more than two third service oriented  question everything   May-02-06 01:45 AM   #18 
  - Well said..  sendero   May-02-06 10:14 AM   #29 
     - Thank You, Sir  The Magistrate   May-02-06 10:18 AM   #30 
  - Why of course we overspend..that's what they're counting on..  Union Thug   May-02-06 12:06 AM   #4 
  - Correct--  Katherine Brengle   May-02-06 10:29 AM   #33 
  - Your post made me think of a certain type of people  thecatburgler   May-02-06 12:06 AM   #5 
  - Welcome to DU!! like you, thrift stores and consignment shops and the  niyad   May-02-06 12:17 AM   #9 
  - can you give me some good leads on coupons?  cap   May-02-06 10:30 AM   #34 
  - Hi thecatburglar!!  newyawker99   May-02-06 10:06 AM   #28 
  - Fed up with political correctness?  Swamp Rat   May-02-06 12:07 AM   #6 
  - lol!  Lady Effingbroke   May-02-06 12:36 AM   #11 
  - a much more succinct response than I had in mind  SheWhoMustBeObeyed   May-02-06 01:15 AM   #13 
  - Frankly...  orwell   May-02-06 12:07 AM   #7 
  - I was making $120.00 a month in the US Army at age 24.  Elwood P Dowd   May-02-06 12:12 AM   #8 
  - Thoughtful post & well said, but I disagree on one point  JeffR   May-02-06 12:18 AM   #10 
  - Good post  senseandsensibility   May-02-06 01:13 PM   #53 
  - Excellent point  Katherine Brengle   May-03-06 10:10 AM   #72 
  - Three names: Clinton, Gore, Kerry. These were the men asking  Autonomy   May-02-06 01:10 AM   #12 
  - On that order  sandnsea   May-02-06 02:58 AM   #22 
  - Financial management would be a good mandatory class for high schoolers  Sinti   May-02-06 01:27 AM   #14 
  - I know I shouldn't be broke--this was the point--  Katherine Brengle   May-02-06 10:24 AM   #31 
     - And you are sure of that, how?  conflictgirl   May-03-06 02:40 AM   #69 
        - Okay, I'll stop when you stop assuming that no one is at fault for their  Katherine Brengle   May-03-06 10:12 AM   #73 
  - You're not poor  sandnsea   May-02-06 01:38 AM   #16 
  - most people tell me that they CANNOT  hfojvt   May-02-06 02:20 AM   #20 
     - In Kansas??  sandnsea   May-02-06 02:41 AM   #21 
        - well, by myself - life insurance is not necessary  hfojvt   May-02-06 03:26 AM   #23 
           - See there  sandnsea   May-02-06 04:14 AM   #25 
  - Thanks for that smug and ignorant load of crap.  Yollam   May-02-06 01:39 AM   #17 
  - Hugs Yollam. I got yer back on this one.  Coventina   May-02-06 10:31 AM   #35 
  - I hope I didn't overreact...  Yollam   May-02-06 11:08 AM   #39 
     - Having been there for a brief period of time....  Sammy Pepys   May-02-06 11:30 AM   #41 
        - TV not luxury...poison.  LeftHander   May-02-06 12:13 PM   #45 
  - And I'll throw in that NOBODY would have believed that the bottom...  Media_Lies_Daily   May-02-06 03:26 PM   #59 
  - Last time I checked, the poverty level for a family of four was $17K!!!!!  Yollam   May-02-06 07:36 PM   #60 
  - We receive no special benefits, nor should we.  Katherine Brengle   May-02-06 10:50 PM   #62 
  - !  Blue State Native   May-03-06 10:30 AM   #76 
  - We are older, getting close to retirement, really  question everything   May-02-06 01:54 AM   #19 
  - It's sad to me...  girl gone mad   May-02-06 04:11 AM   #24 
  - gambling addiction... consumption  sweetheart   May-02-06 05:10 AM   #26 
  - Some thoughts:  LWolf   May-02-06 06:49 AM   #27 
  - From time to time  Jim Warren   May-02-06 10:32 AM   #36 
  - Great post....  Sammy Pepys   May-02-06 10:40 AM   #37 
  - I agree --  Katherine Brengle   May-03-06 10:09 AM   #71 
  - Yes, You should be paying for those less fortunate. They're entitled to  radwriter0555   May-02-06 11:00 AM   #38 
  - Good Luck  Mr.Green93   May-02-06 11:16 AM   #40 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   May-02-06 11:43 AM   #42 
  - This is unfair to the OP...  Finder   May-02-06 12:36 PM   #49 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   May-02-06 11:46 AM   #43 
  - Great post thoughts...long  LeftHander   May-02-06 11:52 AM   #44 
  - Thank you, I appreciate your thoughts --  Katherine Brengle   May-03-06 10:18 AM   #75 
  - Good for you on recognizing how to get your own financial house in order.  Gormy Cuss   May-02-06 12:16 PM   #46 
  - "should we be paying for the mistakes and bad choices of others"  MrsGrumpy   May-02-06 12:16 PM   #47 
  - We've done the same thing in our house.  Dora   May-02-06 12:32 PM   #48 
  - I get what you are trying to say...  Finder   May-02-06 12:46 PM   #50 
  - Bread and Circuses  AllieB   May-02-06 01:02 PM   #51 
  - I do get what you are saying, and I personally think welfare is a trap  noonwitch   May-02-06 01:13 PM   #52 
  - This is wrong on so many levels.  Midlodemocrat   May-02-06 01:28 PM   #54 
  - You are a good person to take in someone else's kid  noonwitch   May-02-06 01:44 PM   #55 
     - Fortunately, guardianship isn't going to be an issue`  Midlodemocrat   May-02-06 01:48 PM   #56 
  - The opposite problem in Europe....  SpecialK   May-02-06 02:00 PM   #57 
  - You're 24 so I'll be kind. Please don't overgeneralize  Nikki Stone1   May-02-06 02:13 PM   #58 
  - I'd say that you need to walk a mile in someone else's shoes.  TheGoldenRule   May-02-06 09:58 PM   #61 
  - I think you don't know me, or what shoes I have walked in --  Katherine Brengle   May-02-06 10:56 PM   #63 
     - Sorry, but I really don't think you know enough about the subject.  TheGoldenRule   May-03-06 12:33 AM   #65 
        - I completely and totally agree with you!  conflictgirl   May-03-06 02:53 AM   #70 
  - Very mature insight for one so young.  Balbus   May-02-06 11:56 PM   #64 
  - agree  upi402   May-03-06 12:35 AM   #66 
  - If you think it's respectable to be poor in this country  conflictgirl   May-03-06 02:36 AM   #67 
  - glad to see you've come to this financial awareness at  taught_me_patience   May-03-06 02:36 AM   #68 
  - Budgeting and dieting are the same.  Inland   May-03-06 10:16 AM   #74 
  - What are you talking about?  SmokingJacket   May-03-06 10:51 AM   #77 

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