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Today is payday around our house. Know what that means? Time to set aside my thrift budget for the next two weeks! I try to follow David Ramsey’s Complete Guide to Money for the most part, but I don’t put my money in an envelope. Every week I allot $15 (cash) for thrifting. Which means…I usually shop on thrift sale days (.99 Monday) and I am very selective about the clothing I add to my wardrobe.
I noticed a lot of people thrift several times a week but even those sale items add up. It is very easy to overspend! I’m sorry I don’t have P. Diddy money, ha! I rather apply that money towards a vacation, mortgage or retirement.
If you are new to thrifting (or budgeting!), this is a great time to determine where you want your money to be spent. I can assure you there will always be another sale. Remix those clothes you have in your closet and set that money aside for a lifestyle you can afford!
Do you have a thrift budget? How does it look right now? Let’s talk about it below…
Wherever you’re at in your finances, please be encouraged that everyone starts somewhere………..I plan to post more on this subject