Tag Archives: thrift

Scared Straight

I suppose things have been building up to this point for a while, and it is time to face the music. We are stuff-a-holics, and need to go into recovery. It sneaks up on you, this condition; it can start … Continue reading

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Tech-Thrifting, Part 2

Having stated the case last week regarding the challenges of thrifty tech-shopping, I sat back and looked at the whole picture again. I realized I had neglected one important element of the equation. Thrift shopping is still shopping; “mindful” consumption … Continue reading

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Shave and a Haircut…Part 2

In our last episode, the hero’s trusty one-dollar vintage electric hair clipper had just bit the big one right at the onset of a DIY haircut, leaving behind some unfinished business- a mop of locks about to spin out of … Continue reading

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Shave and a Haircut…Part 1

I’m switching gears a bit from the past few posts due to current circumstances. How do I put this gently? I’m not sure I can. Okay, out with it then… I cut my own hair. I have for years now. … Continue reading

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Ethical Style: D.I.Y Clothing Mods

The Research Department (a.k.a. my brilliant and lovely wife) shipped me this article thru the ether the other day:¬†Ethical Style: Don’t Donate Clothes, Repurpose Them – Lifestyle – GOOD. Now, I haven’t delved too deeply into the whole thrift shop-clothing-rags-overseas … Continue reading

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Frugal Fashion for the Fellows

Living decently at a low income level takes a certain attitude and skill set, both of which can take years to develop. Sadly, many folks nowadays don’t have that kind of time. Downsizing, foreclosure, and bankruptcy have upended millions of … Continue reading

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