I usually go “cheap” when I’m spending money on things for myself or for my family. I aim for very low cost and healthy foods – I aim for spending less than $100 a week on food and household items for my family of five while still having healthy meals for all. I buy store brand versions of a lot of things. I rarely splurge on expensive items. I only buy clothes when they’re on sale, usually when clothing stock is getting rotated out at the end of the season.
Having said that, over the years, I have found that there are some things that I don’t skimp on.
“What stuff don’t you skimp on?” you might ask. “When is it a bad idea to go cheap?”
Don’t worry, I’ll get there and provide a list of items that I don’t skimp on for you, but first, I want to offer up my general rule on things you shouldn’t skimp on:
If you use an item every day AND you can identify specific features… Read More