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10 Top Quality Products We’re Inspired By

Marilyn’s List:

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Clockwise: Calphalon pots with stainless fry pans and baking sheets, Herman Miller furniture, Corelle, fake Birkin, solid wood cabinet from Caldor. Photo: Marilyn, TFF

My motto is “the things that made it to a second-hand store made it there because they are durable!” It’s no secret that things don’t last long enough anymore. Continue reading “10 Top Quality Products We’re Inspired By”

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a used bike for my son

Tough Frugal Love: Why We Refused to Buy Our 12-Year-Old Son a New Bike

Two Christmases ago, Santa bought our kids nice new bikes. My daughter still has hers and it looks brand new. Our son, however, used this geared bike like it was a freestyle/jump/bmx bike and it was ruined within six months, on top of having to change his blown tires every other day/week/month. Continue reading “Tough Frugal Love: Why We Refused to Buy Our 12-Year-Old Son a New Bike”