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  • disneysteve
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    Our daughter is away at a wedding today so it was just my wife and I for dinner. I worked today and was in the mood for Mexican food. I was thinking about coming home from work and seeing if she wanted to go out to a local Mexican restaurant. Instead, I came home and suggested we make Mexican for dinner at home. We made chicken enchiladas with Mexican rice. It was way cheaper and better for us than anything we would have gotten in a restaurant. Dinner out would have easily cost $40 or more. Cooking at home probably cost no more than $5 or $6. So I'd call that a win.

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  • disneysteve
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    My wife does a lot of sewing and quilting and occasionally does paid work for others. A few weeks ago, a neighbor who recently moved asked her to cover a valance for one of their windows. She had never done anything quite like that before but figured it all out and it came out really nice. They came to pick it up today and asked how much she wanted. She's lousy at charging for her work normally, and in this case, really didn't have a clue how much to charge. They wanted to give her $150 but she said that was way too much. They compromised at $100 but after they left and she looked at the check, they had written it for $125. Even better, they have another valance that they need her to adjust. It won't be as involved as this one. They just need it shortened a few inches, but she'll be making some additional money for that one.

    One of these days, I'll convince her to start marketing herself, doing craft shows, etc. People love buying homemade stuff instead of the mass produced items from Walmart and Target and they're willing to pay good money for it too.

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  • amastewa93
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    Originally posted by disneysteve View Post
    The rent to own places are just a way for people to go broke getting stuff they can't afford and probably don't even need.
    Totally agree! We'd never dealt with a place like that before and we won't EVER do it again!

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  • disneysteve
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    Originally posted by amastewa93 View Post
    FYI - and I'm sure no one needs to be told - NEVER buy anything at Rent-a-Center. Biggest mistake of my financial life.
    Those places are right up there with payday loans, title loans, and tax refund loans. They prey on the poor and uneducated with astronomical fees and interest rates.

    I just took a random look at RAC's website. A 50" Samsung TV is $20/week for 52 weeks. That's a total of $1,040.
    I looked up the exact same TV on Amazon. It's only $430 and includes a wall mount kit, a surge protector, and a few other goodies. That's almost 60% less.

    Of course, one could also argue that if you're broke, you've got no business owning a 50" 4K LED TV anyway. If you need a TV, go to Goodwill and pick one up for $20 or go on Amazon and they have TVs starting at $65. The rent to own places are just a way for people to go broke getting stuff they can't afford and probably don't even need.

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  • amastewa93
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    We will be paying off our first account next Monday! I just set up the auto-pay for the final payment of $203, knocking our debt down some more.

    FYI - and I'm sure no one needs to be told - NEVER buy anything at Rent-a-Center. Biggest mistake of my financial life.

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