4 Ways To Save Money on Back To School Clothes

It is back to school time and there are many things to buy including school clothes.  The clothes buying process can get very expensive so here are some tips on saving money on back to school clothes.

Back to school clothes don’t have to be a huge deal.  I know culture says your child has to have a brand new wardrobe, but you can really get by with only having a week’s worth of outfits and then having other items that may be older to mix with those items.  If you approach the school clothes buying process with this in mind you will save a ton already.

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Frugal Living Means Knowing What to Spend Money On

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For many people, frugal living is thought to be living without spending money.  While I think there is some truth to that, that is definitely not the way it is for most of us.  Frugal living is more about knowing what to spend money on rather than what you’re not getting.   It is about having the life you want by prioritising what your money is spent or or how you save it.

A few weeks ago I was discussing with my mom a little about our plan for the next few years.  I told her we were thinking of selling all our baby clothes since it would be a few years before we are going to have our next baby, if we have another at all.  Her response surprised me a bit.  She said “I don’t think that is a very frugal thing to do.  You’ll just have to buy them again when you have another baby.”  Really though, she is right.  We will have to buy them again if we have another baby.  But what is the cost of storing them? Especially with people always having hand me downs and thrift stores to shop in, the cost to have room to store our clothing would be more then if we sold them and then used the same amount of money buying them back.

I thought about what she said and how she viewed frugality and I realized that it wasn’t about who holds on to the the most stuff hoping they will use it in the future. It wasn’t about how you save your money and who saves the most in the long run.  It is more about how you choose to spend your money.

It is about focusing on debt to pay it off and sometimes missing out on some dinners out or things like that.  It is about having a certain priority for your money so you give up other things.  Frugal living is about having a rich life with the money you have.  It is not about saving everything forever so you don’t have to buy it in the future.

To me, having a rich life means having a simple, clean and orderly house.  It means having a home that functions well and everyone is happy.  If you are holding on to things, frugal living is limiting those things to the storage you have so your family has room to enjoy their space.  It is utilizing all your resources and getting things at the lowest price possible.

Living Frugally is all about being smart.  Smart with your money, smart with your family and smart with your life.  It is about planning and knowing what you buy, where you will buy it, and what price you want to pay for it.

Mostly, it is about self control and not having immediate gratification.  It is about using what you have to the max and feeling ok with not having what everyone else has.  It is about taking time to slow down and enjoy the life you have when you have it.

This is why I choose to get rid of things while still having to pay for them later, If it makes the quality of my life better, then it is what to spend money on! So don’t feel bad about spending money when you are trying to be frugal!

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Find Keywords to Grow Your Blog Readership

Blogging is a lot about helping your readers so you can grow your blog readership.  One of the way we help our readers is by having the right posts that they are searching for.

To find out what sort of things we need to focus on, bloggers often will search like crazy free programs like the google keyword planner.  This program gives us a lot of information that helps us if we know what to search for.  But it becomes very hard to use when we are stuck on what exactly to start with as our focus.

Hittail Longtail keyword helper

When we don’t know what to start with we are usually stumped.  I will often ask everyone I know what they would search for to find a certain thing.  This works ok, but I always thought it would be cool to find a tool that just gave me a bunch of ideas for good posts to write to help my readers.

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Makeover your Grocery Budget with Stop Clipping & Start Saving!

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I am SUPER excited to share my ebook, Stop Clipping and Start Saving with you. I have been working on this ebook for the last year and it’s finally available to purchase!  Now you can makeover your grocery budget like never before and NOT spend tons of time clipping coupons!

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Where to Find Coupons for Groceries

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When I used coupons a lot, one of the most common questions I get is “where to find coupons?”  There are many places you can go to find coupons, but I find most of them will only have a few coupons, or will only have a few coupons for the type of product you are looking for.

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