8 Ways to Make Your Retirement Savings Last


3) Participate in Item Swaps

Communities have tons of clothing swaps and other swaps for items, such as books, DVDs, etc. These swaps allow participants to trade in their old items for items which are “new to them”. Swaps of this type are quite a lot of fun and they save everyone money, too. In a swap, there is no sales tax to pay, so you acquire something new and get rid of something you no longer need without paying a penny.

When you start going to swaps, you’ll stop paying full retail when you want more clothes or more variety in terms of possessions. If you don’t mind using second-hand items, you’ll find that swaps cost you nothing but your time and energy. You’ll give up the things that you’re tired of and choose new ones and you may make some nice friendships in the process.