My name is Annie and I’m a shopaholic. Years ago, I was at a dinner party in New York and I was talking to Garrison Keillor’s then-wife, who was Danish. She told me how insulted she was that her new American friends invited her to go shopping. “Shopping? Why? Is there...
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Tag: Yard Sales
October 19, 2011 | 2:58 pm
September 21, 2011 | 1:42 pm
These questions will test your thriftyhood. (Hint: the correct answer is always B.)
1. You are about to leave a restaurant, and there is still some bread left in the basket. You
A. Are not at all agonized by the thought that it will all be dumped into the garbage.
July 25, 2011 | 11:25 am
Waffle irons, microwaves and toaster-ovens are among the many appliances that can be picked up on the cheap at yard sales, thrift stores, etc. I bought two George Foreman grills for two bucks each at a church rummage sale. We then invited a gaggle of visiting Danish relatives over...
July 20, 2011 | 1:02 am
As with any addiction, there came a time when my bargain-shopping pleasure turned to pain. Every closet, shelf, and drawer in the house was overflowing with valuable stuff that was never used. I don’t wear the designer clothing because I live in sweatpants. I don’t use the...
July 7, 2011 | 12:04 pm
A lot of people are embarrassed to question the price of something because they’re afraid of looking Cheap. But there’s a big difference between being Cheap and Frugal. There’s nothing shameful in trying to get the best price for something, but it is evil to have your house...
April 7, 2011 | 11:04 am
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