Save Money by Never Buying These 5 Things New
Saving money can be easier than you think. In fact, a huge part of saving money is learning how to be a thrifty shopper and simply buying used items instead of new. Shopping for gently used, vintage, thrifted, pre-owned, or just straight-up really old items isn't only better for your bank account; it's better for the planet, too, reducing waste and essentially recycling items by giving them a new life rather than funneling money into the production of more stuff.
Of course, shopping smart doesn't mean thrifting things you don't need; instead, it's about being savvy with the purchases that you do need (or at least really, really want) in order to save you money. We're talking a potential hundreds to thousands of dollars, especially if the items on your shopping list are as major as a house or car. Simply buying a used car can save you enough money to bulk up a few months of living expenses for your emergency fund.
Ahead, the top five items far too many of us buy new—that will save you serious dollars if you buy pre-owned instead.