Kentin Waits

Raised by two extreme savers, I'm endlessly inspired by others who swim against the tide of easy credit and over-consumption. With my dog Scout by my side, I write articles on secondhand shopping, minimalism, and debt-free living. My work has been published on NYTimes.com, MotherJones.com, Kiplinger, and in US Airways Magazine. Reach me at [email protected]

9 Forgotten Frugal Strategies — and How to Resurrect Them
9 Forgotten Frugal Strategies — and How to Resurrect Them

on April 19, 2021

These time-tested methods can help us live smarter today.

If You Find This Thrift Shopping, Buy It
If You Find This Thrift Shopping, Buy It

on April 17, 2021

This iconic dinnerware is prized for everyday use as well as reselling for profit.

Selling Your Stuff? Don’t Fall for These 5 Negotiating Tricks
Selling Your Stuff? Don’t Fall for These 5 Negotiating Tricks

on April 12, 2021

Don’t let buyers fleece you — whether you’re selling via a yard sale or Facebook Marketplace.

25 Things You Should Never Buy — and What to Buy Instead
25 Things You Should Never Buy — and What to Buy Instead

on March 30, 2021

If you really want to save money, become a more intentional shopper.

If You Find This Thrift Shopping, Buy It
If You Find This Thrift Shopping, Buy It

on March 20, 2021

Vacuums from this brand can last a half-century, if not longer — and they’re hot on the resale market.

17 Surprising Things You Can Sell for Extra Money
17 Surprising Things You Can Sell for Extra Money

on March 10, 2021

You probably don’t realize these items are worth decent cash.

8 Tips for Decorating Your Home With Thrift Store Finds
8 Tips for Decorating Your Home With Thrift Store Finds

on March 8, 2021

From contemporary to midcentury to one-of-a-kind vintage pieces, today’s secondhand markets have the goods.

If You Find This Thrift Shopping, Buy It
If You Find This Thrift Shopping, Buy It

on February 20, 2021

They don’t make coffee makers like this anymore.

7 Ways Coupons Waste Your Money and Time
7 Ways Coupons Waste Your Money and Time

on February 9, 2021

Here’s why I hung up my scissors and quit clipping coupons.

7 Simple Ways to Cut Clutter in 2021
7 Simple Ways to Cut Clutter in 2021

on January 28, 2021

Make this the year you start living clutter-free.

9 Mistakes People Make When Cleaning With Vinegar
9 Mistakes People Make When Cleaning With Vinegar

on January 27, 2021

Cleaning with vinegar can save you a lot of money, but using it like this can cost you.

10 Secrets to Finding Quality Secondhand Furniture
10 Secrets to Finding Quality Secondhand Furniture

on January 26, 2021

Here’s how an expert identifies the best pieces of furniture at thrift stores.

If You Find This Thrift Shopping, Buy It
If You Find This Thrift Shopping, Buy It

on January 16, 2021

Whether you resell it for a big profit or add it to your own wardrobe, this type of clothing is a hidden steal.

Organize Your Home With These 10 Thrift Store Finds
Organize Your Home With These 10 Thrift Store Finds

on December 28, 2020

Resolve to be clutter-free in 2021 with these secondhand purchases.

10 Gift-Giving Mistakes to Avoid in 2020
10 Gift-Giving Mistakes to Avoid in 2020

on December 15, 2020

Are you about to make any of these embarrassing gaffes?

9 Types of Trash You Can Sell for Cash
9 Types of Trash You Can Sell for Cash

on December 7, 2020

If you throw any of these common items in the garbage, you are throwing away money.

8 Surprising Household Items You Can Sell for Fast Cash
8 Surprising Household Items You Can Sell for Fast Cash

on October 27, 2020

Sometimes, the humblest household items are worth the most money.

10 Things You Should Never Do With Bleach
10 Things You Should Never Do With Bleach

on October 19, 2020

Does the pandemic have you reaching for bleach more than ever before? Learn the ins and outs of using this powerful disinfectant.

9 Ways to Turn Your Bedroom Into a Sanctuary for $100 or Less
9 Ways to Turn Your Bedroom Into a Sanctuary for $100 or Less

on September 10, 2020

In these unnerving times, who couldn’t use a better night’s sleep? Here are some inexpensive ways to create a restful retreat.

7 Obvious Money-Saving Tips People Often Forget
7 Obvious Money-Saving Tips People Often Forget

on August 5, 2020

There are many “no-brainer” ways to save, but that doesn’t stop us from overlooking them.

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