Originally Posted by Bobby Lee
Life is enough of a gamble for me without throwing away money.
Budgeting is key. I don't eat out, I color my own hair and have it cut at the local beauty college, have only basic TV service, shop for things on sale, and buy all my clothing at Goodwill or the Salvation Army.
My truck is a new-to-me 2008, and my horse trailer is a 1994 Adam. I have no plans to replace either one anytime soon.
Instead of pricey 'horse' items, I read the ingredients and buy the generic equivalent. Generic powdered Metamucil is MUCH cheaper than Sand Clear, bleach diluted with water costs nowhere near what Vetricin does, and iodized salt mixed with bicarbonate of soda is a much less expensive alternative to pricey electrolytes.
Disposable generic baby diapers and duct tape are also a heck of a lot cheaper than expensive wound care bandages, ethnic hair polishers work just as well as Show Sheen, and mineral oil has a variety of health and beauty uses.
I live alone; having horses and NOT budgeting isn't an option.