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  1. Red
    August 11, 2010

    First off, the picture on this post is SCARRRYYYY! ;)

    Good tips, but I would add that a little research goes a long way. My addiction before I became addicted to paying off debt was DVDs. I would buy DVDs every pay period, usually 12-15 at a time! A little research told me that 1) if I REALLY couldn’t live without all those DVDs, I could RENT from Red Box or BlockBuster and 2) much to my surprise, the local library has movies that have been released within the last year! I’m able to go to the library, browse the shelves and leave with 2-3 movies for free! I can keep them for a week, the same length you get out of a BlockBuster rental.

    If your obsession is designer purses, there’s a program called “Bag Borrow or Steal.” For a monthly fee, you can rent a designer bag instead of spending hundreds to purchase one.

    It’s all about the research.

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    • Kevin
      August 11, 2010

      yea I wasn’t sure if the picture was appropriate but I thought it would get some attention :)
      Yea research is a good point. I used to buy books all of the time from bookstores, now I buy them from half.com and then sell them back when I’m done if it’s worth it.
      That has helped me save a ton of money.

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  2. Jan K.
    August 15, 2010

    Nice tips Kevin,

    glad I have started the ecourse, lot of interesting reading before me, I feel that now.

    About mine demons? It used to be technology gadgets, cellphones,….etc. … but it’s been about 1 and half year that I started to read blogs dedicated to minimalism, and it transformed my thinking. So I believe I am not so addicted to consumerism anymore.

    On the other hand, I am nowadays quite hooked on reading a books,… that’s the biggest demon nowadays, so I am quite thankful for the tip about reselling the books back.

    Now, moving on other topic in the ecourse.

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    • Kevin
      August 15, 2010

      Great!! I’m happy you’re enjoying the eCourse. Books are a double edge sword because they are a great education but they can add up to a pretty penny.

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  3. jody wissing
    December 17, 2010

    This is great! It’s so true when you look at how much you paid for something you put on credit. I’m doing a year of no retail shopping and blogging it.

    Thanks for your blog post! And the creepy pic. ;)

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