GUEST BLOGGER: EMMA PARKHURST, CHES, USU EXTENSION ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
I consider myself to be a frugal consumer, although this hasn’t always been the case. When I was younger, I thought I was frugal...but the honest truth? I was obsessed with making cheap purchases. I would try to make the least expensive purchase no matter what the item was, which typically meant purchasing lower quality items. As a result, I would have to replace these cheaper products more often, which meant spending more money in the long-run. Yikes! I finally had enough of the cycle when I realized I would spend less over time by purchasing a more expensive and higher quality item that would last longer. Who else can relate? If this experience sounds familiar to you, here are some tips to get out of this cheap-purchase cycle that helped me make smarter purchases:
Do you have some personal tips that have helped you make smarter purchases? Let us know in the comments below!
Emma is a certified health education specialist and is passionate about helping others improve the quality of their lives using a holistic approach to health and wellness. She finds joy in listening to true crime podcasts, petting all the dogs, getting active outside, and finding thrift store bargains.
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