Promoting frugality as a way to live a simple and prosperous life.
My goal as a blogger and author is to encourage us to use frugality as a way of living a more lovely, simple and fulfilled life–not one of desperation and lack. I truly believe that was the underlying message that Amy Dacyczyn was offering Tightwad Gazette readers all those years. Here’s a new money quote to get us thinking a different way…
Swagbucks is like a religion to the scores of frugal users. But I have had no luck with Swagbucks. Zero luck. I have had a total of 349 Swagbucks sitting in my account and that’s ALL I’ve earned in two years! Yes, two years. What in the world am I doing wrong?
Dress for Less for Kindle is out on Amazon. It’s full of frugal ideas about how to find clothing that won’t fall apart after one wearing and one washing.
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The latest census news says that 18% of households in Fairfield County, CT are considered to be in the top 5% of the wealthiest in the country. But, not everyone is part of that 18%/5% crowd. So, if you live here, and you wonder where your money is going, take a look at prices of oil, gas, electricity, property taxes food and cable 20 years ago compared to now. Frugality has always been around, but it’s more important now to find ways to live frugally. You’re not alone in your quest to look for ways to save, reduce and live frugally.
Frugal is smart, cheap is dumb. But, which are you? One article takes a look at the frugal versus cheap personality.
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My daughter succumbed to insults about her Tracfone and threw it down the sewer hoping she’d get a new and improved phone. What’s a frugal parent to do?!
Kids will always compare things, such as house sizes. But what influences a kid to say, “My house is bigger than yours, my cars are better than yours….” Parents? My wish for these affluent parents would be for them to realize that they have great power to influence their kids with the right kind of advice. I wish these parents would tell their kids this: “With great ‘wealth’ and square-footage comes great responsibility to be a great person who is humble, compassionate, and respectful.” I can only wish!
Last night was Back to School Night at the Middle School, and the principal put up a quote on his PowerPoint that spoke to me…and I’m sure it’ll speak to anyone who reads this blog…
Whole Foods Market doesn’t have to mean spending your whole paycheck. Check out these three-budget minded free events at our local store.
Back from vacation? Then, it’s back to financial reality! There’s no need to feel guilty if you blew your budget this summer. Autumn is the perfect time to get back on track and reboot your frugal habits. I know that’s what I have to do!
We are lucky enough!