Week 2 of 2: Back to School Savings

Last week we discussed how to save on school supplies for the upcoming school year. This week we will discuss ways to save on clothing. Try these money-savings strategies when shopping for uniforms or clothing for back to school:

  • Don’t opt out hand-me-downs. If uniforms are required, try to find an older sibling, friend or neighbor who you can borrow or purchase their used uniforms.
  • Sell your gently-used uniforms for cash. There are some consignment stores specifically for school uniforms. If there is not one in your area, you can always put the word out that you are selling your child’s used uniforms – if they are still in good condition!
  • Buy used uniforms. Try visiting a local consignment store. You may also get lucky and find backpacks and other items for less! Continue reading “Week 2 of 2: Back to School Savings”

Buying Used is Just as Good as New!

You don’t necessarily have to sacrifice quality to save money. An easy way to save some money is to buy used. For some reasons, there may be things you would want to buy new, like a computer for instance, but there are also many things that you can buy used and still get great quality!

•Phones. Want an iPhone or new blackberry but don’t feel like spending all the money? Get a refurbished one! They are just as good as new and can save you a lot of easy money. I know someone who bought a refurbished iPhone and it lasted longer than my brand new one! Continue reading “Buying Used is Just as Good as New!”