Consumer dropouts swear off new produ...

Consumer dropouts swear off new products for a year

There are 3 comments on the story from Jan 19, 2009, titled Consumer dropouts swear off new products for a year. In it, reports that:

The first time my husband and I pledged to buy nothing new for a whole year, in 2007, we were trying to be green and to reject consumer gluttony.

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Minneapolis, MN

#1 Jan 19, 2009
Good article! Usually all the articles out there about saving money are "no brainers". This one really made you think about all the stuff we stockpile and waste!
Bob the Bilderberg

Minneapolis, MN

#2 Jan 19, 2009
Obama will not be happy. He's going to give a speech tomorrow begging people to go out and spend money. Lots of money.

Saint Paul, MN

#3 Feb 5, 2009
Great article with one exception - you do need to upgrade your house to even retain it's value. Otherwise, at some point you'll end up doing a LOT of work at one time as things wear out, and it will cost a bundle. If you are handy at all, you can do much of the work yourself and save a ton of money. It took a month, but my husband and I installed granite tile countertops in our kitchen. We spent less than $500 on materials and they are gorgeous. The original quote we had for similar work was about $8000. It was well worth it. To do those kinds of projects, you do have to purchase tools, but get good ones adn they'll last a lifetime of projects. Tools pay for themselves in no time.

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