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Old 05-30-2013, 10:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
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the rationale seems to make sense. Never thought about it the way it's described there but all the reasons they provide for their decisions are solid. I guess I'll have to start thinking like this when I shop. I especially like the T-shirts part in that if you are in good shape and buy t-shirts that fit now it will force you to eat healthier so you're not wasting money buying clothing that doesn't fit you for a long time
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I especially like the T-shirts part in that if you are in good shape and buy t-shirts that fit now it will force you to eat healthier so you're not wasting money buying clothing that doesn't fit you for a long time
Every time my cloths start not fitting right one way or the other I look at what needs to change so that I don't need to invest in a new wardrobe.

I don't think that this is a replacement for investing but it does make me question if a few hundred from the savings account wouldn't work better for me if it was spent wisely, of course leaving enough for emergency situations.
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This is a good reminder that all this stuff is on Amazon prime! Just ordered 130 trash bags, 24 rolls of paper towels, and 96 rolls of TP!
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Old 05-30-2013, 02:12 PM   #5 (permalink)
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This whole investment plan doesn't account for mental health.
Clutter and hoarding are not good for the psyche. Look, I'm a messy person, but adding bulk lots of TP and t-shirts to the mix... not a good idea.
I think you'd have a better ROI by being happy, rather than saving a couple dollars by beating inflation on commodities.
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I never really looked at it as investing for the future, I always viewed it as I'm saving money buying stuff I normally would (and the Sam's Club is right next door to the WalMart and the HyVee, talk about win-win). So what if I have a 2 months supply of TP in the closet, I wasn't using that closet for much else anyway.

Funny thing I've noticed is that the Malt-o-Meal bag cereals at WalMart are just as cheap as the name brands at Sam's Club, so not quite every item is a savings at the bulk clubs, just most of them.
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