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Great Cheap Reads for Summer

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Want to know how to buy cheap books for your summer reading enjoyment?

I don't know if there is anything more enjoyable than to be able to sink yourself into a great book and just make everything else disappear.

Buying books all the time can get expensive and sometimes getting them from the library just is not practical.

I always have a book on the go and one of my secret pleasures is to luxuriate in a bubble bath as I read. Usually I only pay pennies for my books.

Luxury, Reality and Budgets

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Money is meant to be used. 

It should be used as wisely as possible, to keep yourself sheltered, clothed and feed now and in the future and then, when there is some left over, it should be used to bring you pleasure in the things that you find important for yourself and your family.

In trying to keep yourself sheltered, clothed and feed, your money can bring you a lot of joy as well. You can live in a home that you find beautiful and comforting, the clothes that you were can fell marvelous against your skin and be lovely to look at and the feeding can be a delight to your mouth.

You made all the decisions that have brought you to this point, some good, some great and some foolish. 

But from this point on you want to be the master of your money, not your money being the master of you.

Is Your Subconscious Not Letting You Save Money?

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Subconscious.jpgEveryone loves a deal, right? 

Well actually no. 

There are some people out there that believe that if you are not paying full price then you are buying something that has something wrong with it. 

There are also people that believe that more expensive items are always better.

The scary thing is that you might be one of them.

Think this is crazy?

You would be surprise of what our subconscious tells us, what we don't even realize and what science has to say about it.
how to sell your clothes for cash
Selling or trading your clothes makes perfect sense if you want to re-coup some of the money that you have spent to maintain your wardrobe.

You might have clothes that were gifts and never worn, or clothes that you bought and then quickly discovered that they made you look terrible. 

You hate the idea of just giving it all away.

While many charities survive on the generous donations of clothes that are given to their thrift shops don't feel that you have no other options to get rid of your good quality clothes that you no longer need. You can make some cash from your closet.

Southworks Antiques - Canada's Largest Indoor Antique Mall

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Southworks Antiques Canada's Largest Indoor Antique MallSouthworks Antiques is Canada's largest indoor antique mall. It spans 30,000 square feet and has over 100 dealers.

If you love the thrill of the hunt then this is the place for you. It has everything from fine antiques to collectible comic books. 

Southworks is located in Cambridge Ontario, about one hour and 20 minutes from Niagara Falls or an hour from Toronto. 

Set in a former foundry building the 1800's limestone and timber structure is described as "Canada's most beautifully restored retail space."

Opened every day except for Christmas Day and New Year's Day it is a great place to visit and prowl around for a deal.

10 Free Things That Will Improve Your Life

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ten free things that will improve your lifeWe all want good stuff to happen to us, but you can't just sit around waiting for things to happen.

Taking charge with the smallest things can drastically change the quality of your life.

Our days our made up of little things that are strung together, so when you start changing those little things you start changing your life.

Here is a list of 10 free things that you can easily do that will improve your life. They just are small things that will just free up time, money or worry but they can change the course of your life.

Where to Buy Good Stuff Cheap - Part 2

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Where to buy good stuff cheap
In Where to Buy Good Stuff Cheap - Part 1 I listed numerous places where you could shop that you might not have thought about.

I am continuing the list of where to get great bargain.

While many people just drift off to the mall to do their shopping there is other alternatives and these places can save you a lot of money.

Here is part 2 of Where to Buy Good Stuff Cheap.

Where to Buy Good Stuff Cheap - Part 1

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Where to buy good stuff cheapIt's been 5 years since I originally wrote this list so I thought it was about time for an update.

Everyone wants to know where they can buy good stuff cheap and there are more places to shop than you would imagine.

For the savvy shopper there are so many other places to get top quality goods at a fraction of the cost that you would pay at the mall. 

It  might take a little more time but the savings can be so substantial that it is well worth it. The trick with most of these places is to be prepared with a list of what you need and don't be side tracked with deals you don't need but think are to good to pass up.

The Ultimate Best Time To Buy Anything List

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The ultimate best time to buy anything listAre there best times in the year to buy things? You bet! I have pulled to together my Ultimate Best Times To Buy List for you.

As you are going through this list remember that I am writing for my particular area, that has cold weather November through March and school starts in September. If you live in a region that is different from mine then your best sales might be the month before or after I have listed here.

The best thing about knowing when sales will be on is how you can plan to use a sale item from one season and repurpose it for another (flip flops bought on clearance in August and Champagne bought on sale in December can be used for a Spa Party you hold in February) . You save money by planning and thinking outside the box.

So here is my list and if you have anything you would like to add I would love to hear from you!
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