Posts Tagged 'frugal'

‘Furniture’ becomes a hot topic in Google Trends

Thanks to a morning television show segment,  the subject of furniture has become volcanic in Google Trends today. Especially on the radar is Boyle’s Furniture Outlet in Charlotte, which was specifically mentioned in the program for its rock-bottom clearance pricing on its website — for instance, getting a $500 chair for $99.

The Today Show segment also singled out consignment and estate sales as good ways to find extreme furniture deals. In the Carolinas, however, furniture has always been a hot item in Iwanna’s free classifieds. Readers can find hundreds of furniture deals every day in Asheville and Greenville by searching Iwanna.com.

Americans are freely shedding their past

The latest Zogby interactive poll says that Americans continue to shed their material past, and are giving a lot of it away for free.

Even during economic hard times, we find Americans more likely to give things away. I don’t believe that most are doing so in order to make room for new material objects. Instead, people are moving toward a simpler, less materialistic lifestyle. I call them Secular Spiritualists because they are looking for more meaning in their lives, and will seek it through family, friends, volunteering and leisure activities that fulfill their needs.”

via Zogby International.

One of the most popular search terms on Iwanna.com is “free” and it returns hundreds of items. You can see what people are giving away on Iwanna just by clicking here.

How to survive without money

Books on personal finance and debt management come in all shapes and sizes — especially in tough economic times like these — and some authors have made fortunes off people who need financial guidance. In fact, a new Gallup poll that shows frugality is the new normal for many Americans.

But there’s a guy out there who could write about frugal living to the extreme. Daniel Suelo literally lives without money in a cave in the Utah wilderness.

Nine years ago, in the autumn of 2000, Suelo decided to stop using money. He just quit it, like a bad drug habit. His dwelling, hidden high in a canyon lined with waterfalls, is an hour by foot from the desert town of Moab, Utah, where people who know him are of two minds: He’s either a latter-day prophet or an irredeemable hobo.

via COULD YOU SURVIVE WITHOUT MONEY?MEET THE GUY WHO DOES: DETAILS Article on men.style.com.

Like financial advice, the concept of frugal living is in the eye of the beholder. But if you’re looking for affordable housing in Asheville that’s not a cave, try the Castles and Coves section of Iwanna.com.

“Priceless” deals around WNC in an iPhone app

Mastercard has released a cool iPhone app that allows you to share the best shopping deals in your area.

[Priceless Picks is] a social app that allows consumers to point out their best deals at their favorite local spots for all to see. The app uses the iPhone location services to figure out where you are. It then shows you on a map and shows all the deals others have placed around you.

via An App To Show You Mastercard “Priceless” Deals: Priceless..

If you’re in the Asheville area, download the application to your iPhone and you’ll find deal alerts from Smiley’s, Cinebarre, TracPhone, Advance Auto Parts, Grove Park Inn, and now Iwanna — Western North Carolina’s home for free classified ads.

TechCrunch adds:

If you want to add you own deal, you simply click the “+” button, and enter the relevant details. It will tag the place at whatever your current location is.

Tips from frugal millionaires

…millionaires keep more money than they spend, that’s why they are rich. Their tactics work for them so they’ll work even better for you. Key Point: They don’t view shopping as a sport. They shop efficiently and spend their time doing more important things with their lives.

via How to Spend Like a Frugal Millionaire – Alpha Consumer (usnews.com).

This good blog post has spending/saving tips on a variety of topics such as eating out, cars, clothes, electronics and computers. Iwanna has been a source of frugal shopping for over 30 years. Check out Iwanna categories here:


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