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Ways to Save Money Without Looking Cheap

Written on July 25, 2011 by Lulu

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You can still be frugal and save more money without looking cheap and sacrificing product quality.

Ever wanted to save more money when shopping? Then that means you wanted to be frugal. However there’s a negative attribute that comes along with this thing, and this is purchasing low quality products just to save more money.

But you can still be frugal to on everything you buy, even without the negative effect of looking cheap. That’s because there’s a lot of options for , as you buy all the things you need. However, being a frugal shopper while maintaining quality in the stuffs that you buy needs several skills to be obtained.

One of its is to have a firm grasp on your money. Know exactly how much money is coming in and out of your budget. Always plan every purchase that needs to be done, or give yourself a limited allowance to buy unnecessary things.

Don’t purchase low quality products just to save more. Those low quality products that are offered might make you think that you’re saving more, but these things won’t last for a long period of time. It will only result on spending more money repairing or buying new ones. The best thing to do is find a way to buy the best quality product for less money. Why don’t you try the following suggestions:

1. Shop for used items whenever there’s a chance. You can buy anything from clothing to home decorations that was used before, and being sold to a much lower prices from eBay, GoodWill and other thrift shops.

2. You must wait for sales before buying the things you want. This will greatly reduce the money you spend on buying stuffs that you need.

3. Use coupons for name brand purchases

4. Try to argue and ask for a better price in some stores as much as possible.

5. Purchase in large quantities to pay less. Find friends or family members to split the cost and the goods once you plan to buy items in bulk.

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  • Cartoon Coach

    All of these are very good tips. I really like what you said about having a firm grasp on your money. In my experience, people who look cheap usually have poor money management skills. They think the are making prudent financial decisions by being cheap, but in actuality they end up spending (wasting) a lot of money on stuff (junk).
    Great post!


  • Yepun Kim

    I agree with what you said. Saving money doesn’t mean you have you buy or look cheap. In fact, being too frugal would really cost you a lot. So it’s better that you buy the best that you can afford, and make sure that you buy what you need rather than what you want. :D

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