If you listen to Tracy and Krista from the Bruce and the Kennel Club Morning show here on 97.3 The Dawg, talk for more than 5 minutes no doubt the conversation will have turned to shopping and sales. Like a lot of ladies the art of hitting the sales racks at the right time brings a sense of satisfaction to these two ladies too. Maybe it was being raised with 6 brothers and sisters or maybe it's just good old fashioned South Louisiana common sense but Tracy knows where to find a bargain and she is going to share that secret with you!

Probably the most significant savings from that amount came from the cars, clothes, and books categories that I'm about to discuss. However, it's important to remember that buying used has issues of its own, and not every used item is worth the savings it might provide. If you know what you're doing though, know what to look for, and are prepared for encountering a lemon occasionally in your purchases, buying used could save you as much as it has saved me!

If you don't believe me ask Tracy the next time you see her out and about, she is proud of her ability to track down a bargain anywhere. She is always ready to talk about her boyfriend "Clarence" (Clearance) and she likes to visit him right after pay day!