When I hear of a new book, CD or DVD I look at the library first. Sometimes you have to put your name on the "holds" or reserve list, but I can always find something there to read while I am waiting. I preview things at the library first to see if I really would use it, before I buy.
If I decide I really want an item, then I purchase it at Half Price Books or Amazon. I also find great things at the library book sales.
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Instead of buying books or paying rental fees for DVD's, check out your local library! If you haven't been to a library in a while, you'll be surprised by how much they offer now!! Library financial support is dependent at least in part on circulation levels, so the more you borrow from your library, the better your library can serve you in the future!
My library offers fantastic online services -- check to see if yours does, too!
I use my public library every week for new fitness videos, movies and books. This saves me so much money all year long and I always have new fitness videos. Not to mention that you can usually go on-line or in-house to borrow from other public libraries. The library is also a great resource for activities, meetings, etc. Check out their event calendars! Fun and FREE events for the whole family!211
Instead of running out to buy the newest exercise video, healthy lifestyle book, or nutritional cookbooks, see if you can borrow them from your library. If you find it applies you and your lifestyle then buy it.
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