FRUGAL LIV­ING TIP OF THE WEEK

The Covington News - - The second front - Mama Bee writes a daily blog about frugal liv­ing. You can email her at mam­abee@ one­fab­u­lous­mama. com.

Be­fore you make a pur­chase, ask your­self these ten ques­tions. This list will help you weigh the pros and cons of any pur­chase, friends, and you’ll be con­sum­ing less (and sav­ing money!) be­fore you know it.

1. Is this an im­pulse buy or is this some­thing I re­ally need?

2. Does it do ex­actly what I need it to do? 3. Can I re­pair it my­self? 4. Can I clean it my­self or does it re­quire pro­fes­sional care?

5. Can I bor­row this item from some­one?

6. Can I pur­chase this item used?

7. Will it take up a lot of space and, if it does, can I use it for more than one pur­pose?

8. Is it well made or will I have to re­place it af­ter a short pe­riod of time?

9. Can I make this my­self for less?

10. Do I al­ready own some­thing that can do what this item does?

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