Don’t be cheap when buying these 5 products

Frugality might seem like a race for the cheapest price, and for many things, the cheap version works just fine. However, there are some items for which the cheapest version comes with some huge flaws that can potentially have a negative impact on your life. Here are five items on which you should never pinch pennies when buying.

[See: 10 Big Ways to Boost Your Budget — Without Skimping on Your Daily Latte.]

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