The third quarter of 2008 winds down with a wild ride from Wall Street to Main Street. Millions have been affected by the so called mortgage meltdown and credit crisis. From the demise of Lehman Brothers to the small-town banks and from gas stations to grocery stores, people are feeling a 360 degree economic pinch. Being frugal is the name of the game today and people are stretching the limits of what they can squeeze out of every dollar.
Although it seems as if the buying of discretionary items has been lost temporarily, many turn to second hand markets during these times to find solutions to their needs. Weekend tag sales have increased nationwide and even more people are on the lookout for a good deal. People can benefit both ways by being frugal. With today’s technology, you can easily sell your unused items online or at a tag sale and you can pick up other items that you might not necessarily need to buy brand new. Not only do you save yourself from paying a little extra from off the store shelf, but you also skip the tax and reap the benefit of recycling.
There are endless benefits to being frugal and it’s a no-brainer to try to practice this whenever you can. Don’t forget, you can create a virtual tag sale for free on Tagsellit.com for a limited time allowing you to post up to 10 items!