Category: Getting Started

“Hey, Macklemore! Can we go thrift shopping?”: Where to Start

Motivation has taken over! Dreams of swimming in that large pile of money that you have made are flooding your mind. Admit it, you are already driving that 2016 Tesla Model S on the way to your brand new lake house.

Pump the breaks.

Remember, start out small. Let’s make the first trip to the Goodwill before we start getting together the down payment for your new vacation spot.

You walk through the doors of the thrift shop feeling like Macklemore — “I’m gonna pop some tags” — and you stop. Beaming florescent lights overhead, shelves crowded with trinkets and knick knacks, piles of dusty books, rows and rows and ROWS of clothing. The clock has stuck midnight and your beautiful Tesla has turned back into a pumpkin.

Typically, going into a thrift store is not an anxiety provoking task. That all may change though when your purpose for being there changes.

1. Get to Know the Policies of Each Thrift Store

Each thrift store is a little bit different. For example, while the Goodwill’s corporate policies apply at all Goodwill’s each Goodwill might be slightly different. Here are some things you should get to know about your local thrift store.

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Gucci or Granny: Wants, Needs & Finding Motivation

If I haven’t made it abundantly clear yet, I’m in a lot of student loan debt. While I still have a 5-figure balance, it used to be a 6-figure balance. I still have a lot of work to do, but I’ve come a long way.

How did I do it? I did what Ben Stein said: I realized what was important to me and what I wanted out of life.

The first step to getting things you want out of life is this: decide what you want. – Ben Stein

Now it’s your turn.

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