Between Us Girls, Let’s Talk Thrift Store Lingerie

thrift store lingerie

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner it makes me wonder about all that lingerie at the thrift store. Does anyone ever buy it, and if you DO decide to buy it how much, ahem, sanitizing does it need? Ahlissa Eichhorn is a lover of flourishing, living, and writing. She writes over at Money is Fickle, and just so happens to be a fan of thrift store lingerie so today she’s telling us all about it. 

Every woman, young and less young, know that you can score some real treasures in a thrift store. It’s becoming easier to be fashionable while hunting through the bargain bin, especially with vintage always being “in” along with the unspoken fact that grandpa sweaters will always be cool. But what about the “automatically ignore” section called, “Lingerie”? Lingerie, yes, as in attire worn under clothing or for intimate pursuits, as I like to say. Can a level-headed female even consider prying through camisoles and bras worn by others? Let’s talk about that.

The first issue is undoubtedly hygiene. I do not support buying used panties! That would be crossing the line in many books. But otherwise, lingerie is just like any skirt or shirt you’d buy at the thrift store. It has been worn by another person.  “But what if other…stuff…has been on it? You know, because it is lingerie?” Well, no one knows what the girl did in the skirt you just bought and I’m pretty sure you don’t want to know. In any case, the solution is called water and laundry detergent. Genius inventions they are. Now, if you can’t get pass the fact that somebody may have done something steamy in an item, by all means don’t fluster yourself over it.

Reasons I’m Into Thrift Store Lingerie…

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Over 100k in Student Loans – How We Paid Off 50k in 2 Years!

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Today I’m happy to share Jeena Cho’s story with you. She borrowed over 100k for student loans and she’s figured out a way to knock out her debt. Jeena’s top 4 tips are below.

“At 21, borrowing $100,000+ for law school seemed like a no-brainer. After all, once I land that job at that fancy law firm, with my fancy office, with my fancy house, car and wardrobe, earning a six-figure salary, repaying $100,000 should be easy. Right?

For the first seven years after graduation, all I managed to do was prolong the cycle of debt. As long as I was making the monthly minimum payments and keeping all the balls in the air, I was doing great. My life was all about living a lifestyle suitable for a lawyer, filled with nice things.

When my husband and I got married, we sat down and took stock of our finances. Seeing our numbers in black and white, on paper was a real eye opener. So, we sharpened our pencils and got to work. In the past 2 years, we paid off about half our student loans. Yes, about $50,000!

 

How We’re Tackling Our Six-Figure Student Loans… 

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Bye Bye Jelly Roll, Hello Hottie – 12 Free Exercise Ideas

free exercise ideas

I can say jelly roll cause I got one, let’s just get that cleared up right away;) Today Lynn Grieger who is a certified Wellcoach, personal trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine will be sharing some of her favorite free exercise tips. Lynn is also an  Everyday Health Calorie Counter contributor.

Does the price of a gym membership or the latest exercise class send you straight to the couch with a box of cookies?

You don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars to enjoy the benefits of exercise.  In fact, you can get all of the benefits of working out with a pricey personal trainer, attending a packed spin class or joining the hottest gym in town without spending a single cent!

How? There are 3 basic methods to getting a great workouts for free:

  • Utilize free exercise opportunities in your community
  • Use your own body weight
  • Put technology to work for you

12 Free, Fun Exercise Ideas…

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