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Could a Thrift Store Be Dangerous to Your Financial Health?

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We explore the financial truth about thrift stores.

October 12, 2020
Volume 25, Number 41

From the Editor's Desk
by Gary Foreman
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Hello to all my Frugal Friends!


Now that it's getting cooler, it's time to prepare for the really cold months of winter. Here at TDS we're ready to help you!


You'll want to start with some home winterization. It's much easier to check the caulking around windows before the snow flies! You might want to start with Minimize the Costs of Winter's Chill With These Home Prep Steps.


Or, if you're relatively new to home ownership, 12 Frugal Home Winterization Tips could be a good place to start.


No surprise, but your attic can be a major source of heat loss. How to Insulate an Attic for Lower Energy Bills will show you how to tell if you have enough insulation and, if not, what you can do about it before all that heat you're paying for ends up leaving your comfy abode.


Finally, if your home is a little older, you might be wondering if your furnace is up to the job. Or if it's energy efficient. The last thing you want is for your furnace to die in the middle of a cold snap! Is It Time to Replace Your Furnace? will help you answer that question and avoid a frosty wait for a new furnace to be installed in January or February!


One final thought. I know that none of these jobs are required right now. It'll be tempting to leave them for another day. Or skip them altogether. But if you want to stay comfortable this winter and save some money at the same time, then now is the time to do a little preparation for those cold days to come. You'll pat yourself on the back next January when you're warm inside and it's not costing you a fortune to heat your home!


Keep on Stretching those Dollars!

The Financial Truth about Thrift Stores
Could a thrift store be dangerous to your financial health?
Get to Know the HSA and Better Understand Your Options
It's a tax advantaged way to reduce medical expenses.
The Money-Saving Benefits of Making Lists
Could making a list be your key to financial success?
A Money Dictionary for Improving Your Finances
How many of these terms do you know?
Eliminate Disposables and Cut Costs
See how much you can save by disposing of disposables.
Budget Backyard Fire Pits
Create an inviting backyard fire pit on a small budget with these tips and ideas.
7 Questions to Ask a Potential Financial Advisor
Know who is giving you advice.
Save Time and Money on Winter Storage
Here's what to look for to find the best deal on a winter storage facility.
Are Electric Toothbrushes Worth the Cost?
And which brands do the ADA recommend?
See this week's TDS Readers' Tips
Do You Have a Tip to Share?
Do you have a tip that you'd like to share? Just send your suggestion to [email protected].

Can We Help You?

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