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]

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.

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

on October 22, 2020

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

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.

8 Secrets of an Expert Thrift Store Shopper
8 Secrets of an Expert Thrift Store Shopper

on June 30, 2020

Here’s how a veteran thrift shopper scores the best deals — and turns a profit from them.

7 Things You Should Buy at Estate Sales
7 Things You Should Buy at Estate Sales

on June 27, 2020

Here’s what an experienced estate sale shopper considers a great find.

11 Ways to Upgrade Your Yard for $100 or Less
11 Ways to Upgrade Your Yard for $100 or Less

on June 20, 2020

These inexpensive projects and purchases can turn any outdoor space into an oasis.

8 Money Lessons You Must Teach Your Grandchildren
8 Money Lessons You Must Teach Your Grandchildren

on May 23, 2020

Millions are now graduating: Pass on these life-changing lessons that lead to prosperity.

8 Household Items You Forgot to Spring Clean
8 Household Items You Forgot to Spring Clean

on May 15, 2020

Did you miss any of these essential tasks? No worries, we’ve got you covered.

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

on April 18, 2020

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

9 Tips for Starting an Emergency Fund Today
9 Tips for Starting an Emergency Fund Today

on March 26, 2020

These steps will help you sleep a little better — despite the coronavirus crisis and impending recession.

8 Things I Always Buy at Thrift Stores
8 Things I Always Buy at Thrift Stores

on February 16, 2020

For one avid shopper, these items stand out from the rest when shopping for secondhand bargains.

6 Reasons Savers Are Sexier Than Spenders
6 Reasons Savers Are Sexier Than Spenders

on February 12, 2020

They may not be as flashy or stylish as their high-spending friends, but savers have an appeal that’s all their own.

10 Secrets to Finding Quality Used Furniture
10 Secrets to Finding Quality Used Furniture

on January 26, 2020

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

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

on January 26, 2020

From your closet to the beach, the trash you find may be someone else’s treasure.

7 Effective Ways to Cut Clutter in 2020
7 Effective Ways to Cut Clutter in 2020

on January 16, 2020

Does it feel like you’re swimming against a never-ending tide of stuff? Make this the year to start living clutter-free.

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