When I was a kid, I could only buy what I needed in stores and then it was on the weekends.
In my early 20s, I had an abundance of choices for the holidays, but my family didn’t want to get stuck with the same stuff every year.
That was the first time I thought about saving money.
I began to build a list of what I could buy and what I didn’t, and I would buy whatever I felt like doing with the little bit of extra cash I had.
Then, when I was in my 40s, my husband and I started working at our local Costco.
We were able to save money and buy everything we wanted, and we got a little more independence in our lives.
So, I figured out how to save.
I saved at Walmart, but I also went to the big department stores.
When I got my bachelor’s degree in business administration, I was able to get an associate’s degree, so that was the next step.
The third step was to start saving at a thrift store.
I started saving at thrift stores when I started my career, and then when I got into my mid-50s, the last place I was saving money was at Walmart.
So I decided that when I did get my bachelor degree, I would do it there.
When it came to the thrift department, it was a bit different than the department store.
They were smaller stores, and there were more items on the shelves.
You could save money, but they didn’t have the variety.
They had more toys and games, so it was more of a toy store.
So the big thriftstores were for smaller items.
That’s when I found thrift.
I found an eBay ad for a big, old Sears department store called Walmart.
I went there, bought some Christmas presents, and got rid of my stuff.
I had so many things in my closet that I was going to be using that money for, and when I went back to the department stores, I kept the stuff.
So that’s where I saved my money.
My husband also bought Christmas gifts for my daughter, and my son bought a new pair of shoes for his mom.
So they saved money, too.
But I would save money at a big department store because that’s when you can get everything you need at once.
My daughter was always shopping for her mom, and the department-store stuff was too expensive.
So she saved up money in the thrifts.
I used to shop at the thrifty department stores for everything.
Now I go to the Walmart, and that’s my savings.
Now, I just don’t feel like buying everything at once because I want to save on the small stuff.
It’s easier for me to save now, and because I have so much stuff to save, I have more money to spend on my house, on groceries, and on my hobbies.
I love being able to do things that are fun.
I don’t think I would have had the savings I have now if I had to do that at the end of the year.
What do you think about the savings that people make?
Do you think you’ve made enough money that you can afford to save?