Promoting frugality as a way to live a simple and prosperous life.
I was reminded of how to take frugal living to a higher and more elegant level by reading Lessons from Madame Chic: 20 Stylish Secrets I Learned While Living in Paris. This book is full of frugal gems.
My kids make fun of me all the time when it comes to couponing, but for some reason I was able to get the attention of my teen daughter during a recent shopping trip…and she was impressed with my shopping strategies.
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.
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Every Friday, I’ll share my weekend reading list, handpicked posts on anything from quirky recipes to personal development, consumer trends and more.
You never, ever know what is really going on behind closed doors of even the most beautiful and well-manicured house on the most well-to-do block. It’s a lesson it took me years to learn, and I’m hoping that in light of recent events, my kids learn sooner than later that appearances don’t mean much anymore in today’s world.
Frugal is smart, cheap is dumb. But, which are you? One article takes a look at the frugal versus cheap personality.
Isn’t frugality the way to increase net worth which is the true indicator of wealth? Certainly buying “stuff” is one big way to decrease your net worth. Even Warren Buffett, my favorite billionaire, is well known to be frugal, still living in a modest home he purchased for around $31,000 over fifty years ago, according to Investopedia.
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!
With the price of food and teen metabolisms both spiraling upward, what’s a parent on a budget to do? How do we feed our teens healthy food to fill them up and not out? Here are some thoughts from some favorite resources.
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!