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or give up? Just curious. Take care and God bless.
 

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great thread!!! i'm new to the Frugal Forum but have been "frugaling" for a while now and have been giving this very topic a lot of thought!

Whole Milk (husband)
WEN hair cleanser (me)

i think just about everything else is up for grabs!
 

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great topic! We're fussy about TP, we use Royale or sometimes Purex. We've tried other brands and didn't like them. My mom likes charmin.

I don't skimp on my hair (salon cut,coloured etc) or perfume (chanel) or make up.

I have nothing against generic brands, but tried a generic brand taco kit and it was really gross. We decided to stick with old el paso :p

Sometimes you really do get what you pay for. And sometimes, the cheap versions are even better than their overpriced, fancy pkg counterparts.
 
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We really prefer northern tp. I tried a few different brands including generics and even my 11 year old complained so I try to stick with that although I can get away with Charmin to. My dh is insistant about Hellmans mayo and Frenchs mustard. I only get them on sale though and I try to keep them stockpiled with coupons. I don't like off brand dish soap either only because it doesn't seem to last. I buy Dawn or Palmolive on sale with a coupon and just water it down very slightly to stretch it out. Thats all I can think of off the top of my head .
 
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yep, TP...agree. we use charmin.

facial cleanser, moisturizer, eye cream, makeup primer, facial tinted moisturizer. bikini and brow waxes. haricuts.

vacations.

some things we cut back on, others, it just aint happenin...
 

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I am frugal so I can do things that I want to. So that means having my hair done once a month. Used to be once every other month but I divided the bimonthly appointment in half.

Good pairs of shoes. I don't mind spending a little extra on shoes since the older I get the more I need comfortable shoes.
 

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I firmly believe that in order to get out of a financial mess, I have to do something different than before. I freely cut spending as much as possible in all areas I can.

The one place that I can't bring myself to skimp on is my cat. He still gets the same food, litter, medication and vet visits. Although I may buy the food, litter and medication with coupons.
 

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I really don't skimp on anything. We use things conservatively,coupon,budget,buy used,auction,estate sale,garage sale,charity store and stockpile w/ sales. In other words,I just pay less in general. Further,my DD is in cosmetology school for nails. Manicures/pedicures and hair cuts $5.
 

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I have to have my Dawn dish soap...
everything else is fair game :)
 

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I buy my Crisco in the pre-measured sticks instead of the can. I know it costs more, but it is so much more convenient. Also, being from Wisconsin, I use real butter and not oleo for baking.
 

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i read this post and at this time in my life...

everything is fair game....have to cut wherever i can...
 
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Health - I pay a little more for high quality vitamins, avoid manufactured "foods" ...
 
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real butter, extra virgin olive oil, organic fruit, veggies, and milk.
 
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That's kind of a tough question for me, because there really haven't been any sacrifices that I've made in my little lifestyle makeover.

There are things that I do less often, or do in a more frugal way. Then there are things I buy that I buy smarter...maybe not so often, use it up/wear it out, buy sales/coupons and stock up.
 
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