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What are a few things you don’t mind spending good money on while other item’s your frugal on?

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      Angelcart wrote Jan 29, 2010
    • I definately don’t skimp on perfume or riding gear.  Frugal.....hmmmm, I’d have to say that I purchase most of my underwear on clearance at Dilliards or Macy’s.  I can’t see spending $18.00 for a pair of underwear.  When they are marked down to $6.00 that’s much better!




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      Kyah wrote Jan 29, 2010
    • You know, I rarely skrimp when it comes to clothes because I’m an odd size. However, I buy my socks everywhere because I run through them quickly. I don’t look for bargains when it comes to food either. I don’t like buying sale items that are not the brands I am used to. If I want it and can afford it, I get it.




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      Yana Berlin wrote Jan 29, 2010
    • I can spend money on just about anything except flowers. I LOVE flowers, however, I shop at the whole sale flower mart and after seeing what flowers cost there I just can’t bring myself to pay 5 bucks for a rose.




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      Jenz ~ wrote Jan 29, 2010
    • Shoes and skincare. Cant skimp on those 2 things! Also, good hair products.




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      Marya1961 wrote Jan 29, 2010
    • Food and health care products and skin/beauty/hair products are my main thing..will not run all over the place trying to save a buck..how I feel on the inside produces how I look on the outside, but I am frugal with paper products, cleaning supplies, lawn and garden supplies, will shop around for a better bargain...with clothes, it varies.




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      Kandykahne 5 wrote Jan 29, 2010
    • I don’t mind spending money on our kitties since they are indoors only to get them new toys and other things to keep them happy. I will also spend money on skincare and hair products.
      Sometimes I will buy store brand food items as they are better than the big brand names.




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      Angelcart wrote Jan 29, 2010
    • I forgot about TP!  Very true, one time I bought Scott paper and hubby had a fit!  Never bought that again.

      Kyah I’m with you on socks, I usually buy them at Target.




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      Angelcart wrote Jan 29, 2010
    • PS - Yana there is a place here in Houston called “flower row“, it’s open 24 hours a day.  We used to go there at midnight and buy several huge bunches and bring em home and we would make arrangements out of them.  I always tell hubby to not buy me flowers from the florist for for V-Day.




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      Pharmagirl wrote Jan 29, 2010
    • Shoes, clothing, skin care and supplements.  

      Undies, no way. Always on sale, always functional.

      Sharmani, Skin Care Specialist
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      Rose Nino wrote Jan 29, 2010
    • I will definitely spend on my health. Especially since I almost lost mine. My health is supper important to me. Everyting else, I like to shop for bargins.
      estatic




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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Jan 29, 2010
    • I buy cheap t shirts, socks, underwear and some cleaning products. I don’t skimp on my skincare. I have tried lesser expensive things and always go back to either Clarins or, when I’m feeling a splurge coming on, Sisley. I’ve been known to spend $190 on a day cream. It was wonderful!




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      Angelcart wrote Jan 29, 2010
    • Cynthia, I would think that would be nice!  I used to use Lancome a lot but but then switched to Clinique and when I went to get  Botox (now that was a splurge!) my dermatologist recommended Nutrogena.  Go figure huh?  I’ve only splurged on Botox treatments twice and LOVED the results.  I wished I could get it on a regular basis!




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      Carine Nadel wrote Jan 29, 2010
    • shoes-if my shoes hurt, I certainly don’t look good w/ my face screwed up in pain or limping!




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      Trudy S wrote Jan 29, 2010
    • Good Food and Good Health!  The rest can be skimped on to support my ‘habit’ (good food and good health!!)




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      Kyah wrote Jan 29, 2010
    • Angelcart, you made me LOL when I read about the Scott tissue and your husband. When I was taking care of my grandmother, she liked to use those super soft and absorbent brands like Northern and Charmin. I resorted to bringing my own tissue (usually Scott but never Marcal LOL) to the bathroom with me because I had an allergic reaction to her toilet paper.

      I had a chance to think about this question. I will buy discount potting soil and rubbing alcohol from the 99 cent store.




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      Esther Bloom wrote Jan 29, 2010
    • Skincare, clothes and ME heart




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      Doreen XoXo wrote Jan 29, 2010
    • I dont skimp on perfume (perfume snob here, yes I admit it),
      food or skincare.  

      xoxo




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      Vikki Hall wrote Jan 30, 2010
    • I will not scimp on skin and hair products or on shoes. Things I am frugal on.... cereal, cleaning products, paper products and Sssshhhhh don’t tell anyone but I just switched my hubz cell phone carrier from who employs him to Sprint.....savings per month $130!




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      Dana Arcuri wrote Jan 30, 2010
    • Since I am a huge fan of organic & pure ingredients, I will not skimp on food, wellness products, skin care, cosmetics & haircare.  

      This may sound hysterical, but the other thing that I will not skimp on is high quality toilet paper.  No joke!  I prefer using toilet paper that is free of artificial colors, fragrances and it must be soft.  After growing up in a home with 6 females, but only one bathroom, I guarantee that as an adult, I make sure that my home is completely stocked up with quality toilet paper so we never run out!




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      Mindy Wilson wrote Jan 30, 2010
    • A good sweater...a great pair of shoes or boots. But, that’s why I really only have a few!




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      Mindy Wilson wrote Jan 30, 2010
    • Skin care...I use honey...baking soda...a simply clean cheap wash of some sort and aloe and sunscreen. Cheap-ola and I don’t know it’s working for me!




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      Brimstone1968 wrote Jan 30, 2010
    • I will not go cheap on skin products.  I have very sensitive skin and so I try and do my best with products.  I am a coupon queen so grocery shopping I look for the deals.  Certain items though I avoid on sale like milk products.




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      Cathie Beck wrote Jan 31, 2010
    • I won’t scrimp on health care for myself and my animals. The rest... you all can call me, La Cheapa, and I won’t be offended. ;oD  

      Cathie




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      Frannie1964 wrote Feb 7, 2010
    • I don’t mind spending good money on clothes, shoes, make-up products and hair.

      I’m frugal on paper products and cleaning stuff sometimes, ya know, I don’t think I’m that frugalworried I try to buy the best even toilet paper, Hubby won’t let me get anything less..lol  hes gotta have good toilet paper.




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      Val78 wrote Feb 27, 2010
    • Hair color, everything else comes from Goodwill, discount food, and hand-me-overs.....




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      Kathryn O'Hara wrote May 3, 2010
    • I am Ms. Thrift; yard sales, junk stores,sales, coupons, etc.  But I won’t skimp on bras,panties,perfume or skin care.  My daughter, the hair stylist has converted me to some nice Paul Mitchell and Kenra hair products, but I used to be a Suave user.
      I skimp on stuff like movies, never watch them, or cable tv..not available here and I won’t pay for satellite.  Probably  my biggest skimp is my house.  I live in a 1969 double wide trailer.  But it is paid for and it is a cozy home.  Just don’t want to pay a mortgage or higher insurance or taxes.




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      Cathie Beck wrote May 3, 2010
    • I hear ya on the skimping, Kathryn! The X and I bought a piece of property and bought a
      Karsten modular home (the best on the market) for it 12 plus years ago that is paid off. Now with the divorce I’m thinking of going the same way when I get the settlement to fi-
      ance it. I got to pick and choose features like the recessed light panels in the kitchen, the
      glass cupboard doors in kitchen, the floor plan, the master bathroom bathtub (it’s a fancy
      “garden tub“) that increases its value, and even the appraiser was impressed with it. This
      year I was able to insure it for more value than 12 years ago.  

      The best thing is it cost way less than having a home built or buying an existing house.  

      Cathie




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      Kmarie wrote May 4, 2010
    • skin and makeup products, shoes, perfume, I do not skimp on, bras panties, clothes I buy on sell but do not skimp on.  I was skimmping on food but trying to read nutrion and now food is more based on what is on sale and freshness




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      Kmarie wrote May 6, 2010
    • I also cut back on a lot of treatments, monthly facials, bi-monthly facial peels, monthly body treatments, undera rm waxing.... I am doing more at home the way that I use too.




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