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The Non-Consumer Advocate · 2h ago

Five Frugal Things

I bought a framed poster for $2.50 at the Goodwill Outlet on Monday, listed it for $99.99 on eBay that night and then sold it the next morning while I was at work! I took a shot in the dark ...
The Non-Consumer Advocate · 2d ago

Five Frugal Things

Edit: It seems that some readers took offensive in my having used the descriptor of “plus size” to describe this hospital gown. To me, that is not an insult as I myself am such. I did not ho...
The Non-Consumer Advocate · 5d ago

Five Frugal Things

I’m going to a co-worker’s retirement party tonight and will bring a bottle of nice wine leftover from my husband’s work party, as well as a platter of pumpkin bread. The pumpkin bread (whic...
The Non-Consumer Advocate · 1W ago

Five Frugal Things

I was texted a Redbox code for a free movie, so my younger son and I picked up a DVD of Hi...
The Non-Consumer Advocate · 1W ago

Five Frugal Things

I took my family to a nearby food cart pod and handed everyone $10 to spend on lunch. This may sound like a splurge, but the money was from Craiglist sales which I specifically put aside for treats. My older son and I chose meals from an Egyptian car...
The Non-Consumer Advocate · 1W ago

Five Frugal Things

I took my sons to see a movie on Tuesday night at the locally owned Academy Theater. Why Tuesday? They run a weekly 2-for-1 special. Sadly, that doesn’t work for odd-numbered groups, althoug...
The Non-Consumer Advocate · 2W ago

Goodwill Outlet Finds

I met up with my new friend Sarah for a morning of thrifting at the Goodwill Outlet. We enjoyed wonderful conversation and our shared love of thrifting. Here’s what I bought: A Hartstone bra...
The Non-Consumer Advocate · 2W ago

Five Frugal Things

I finally sold my set of refurbished vintage shell chairs that I’d had up on Craigslist fo...
The Non-Consumer Advocate · 2W ago

Non-Consumer Photo Essay – A Genius Bra Hack

It’s time for another Non-Consumer Advocate photo essay, because apparently it’s been awhile since the last one. First photo is of my hacked bra, which I worked one while watching the newest...
The Non-Consumer Advocate · 2W ago

Five Frugal Things

I hosted a going away supper for my sister, niece and extended family last night. I served a hodgepodge of leftovers, which kept the budget nice and low. It was a casual affair, but a mostly...