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  • Discuss Latest WCI Blog Post: I Match Your Home Haircuts, and I Raise You the Sofa We Found on the Sidewalk

    I recently read a column on some frugal weirdo tendencies, including home haircuts, that you can do to save money. Challenge accepted!

    The post I Match Your Home Haircuts, and I Raise You the Sofa We Found on the Sidewalk appeared first on The White Coat Investor - Investing & Personal Finance for Doctors.



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  • #2
    I of course love this article. I do not disagree with anything in it. However, I would counter that walking into a men's clothing store last week, picking what I wanted, leaving with a well-fitted suit and new tie, without ever looking at a price tag, is made possible by a couple decades of home haircuts and sidewalk furniture.

    And man is that a nice place to be in life right now.

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    • #3
      currently the lost and found area at my kids' elementary school is filled with literally thousands of dollars' worth of winter clothing. Most (at least 90%) will go unclaimed and then get donated to charity. Would anyone "go shopping" there?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by G View Post
        I of course love this article. I do not disagree with anything in it. However, I would counter that walking into a men's clothing store last week, picking what I wanted, leaving with a well-fitted suit and new tie, without ever looking at a price tag, is made possible by a couple decades of home haircuts and sidewalk furniture.

        And man is that a nice place to be in life right now.
        IDK, I'd say that walking in and out of a store with a suit off the rack is definitely still to be considered frugal!! ;-)

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        • #5
          Originally posted by East coast View Post

          IDK, I'd say that walking in and out of a store with a suit off the rack is definitely still to be considered frugal!! ;-)
          It was tailored, but agreed!

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          • #6
            $400k for a one bathroom house for a family of 5.
            The rationalization of “lessons learned” is rather humorous and probably misleading.
            I(we) don’t consider indoor plumbing a luxury item. That last thing I would want to say is “Spread your legs, I need to pee.”
            Put in an outhouse and an outdoor shower.
            Yes, I am familiar with the knock on the door followed by “Hurry up!” and the response “I am busy!” Indoor plumbing is a convenience you can “afford”.

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            • #7
              Loved this article, look forward to the community comments. I looked around the new-build I finally treated myself to after living in fixer-uppers and approximately 50% of my furnishings are decades old that were obtained from thrift stores, Craigslist, ebay and sidewalk offerings. My home won't ever be featured in a magazine but it is reasonably attractive and many of the pieces have sentimental value. I feel fortunate that I no longer have to count pennies but it doesn't mean that I'm throwing away anything that is a quality piece and still in good shape.

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              • #8
                This just sounds like the normal behavior I grew up with.

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