We Can’t Afford to Buy Cheap

“It’s tempting to tell ourselves this little story about being frugal as we buy garbage from WalMart instead of the quality stuff that we want. Stuff that lasts. Stuff that we can own for a long time.” Read the NYT article by Carl Richard, financial planner by trade, here.

If you look for quality, and take a little care of your belongings, in the long run you spend less money by buying the item that costs more.
It’s GUD for your peace of mind, GUD for your bank account, creates less waste, and supports the skilled crafts people who insist on doing things well.

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