Money Quote for Monday: Amy Dacyczyn on Why She Chose to Live a Frugal Life

Anyone who has followed TFF knows Amy Dacyczyn’s work has had a huge influence on my life. I am honored to share some of her wisdom in this post. One of my absolute favorite (and obscure) quotes of Amy’s is this, and I’ll explain why below:  Continue reading “Money Quote for Monday: Amy Dacyczyn on Why She Chose to Live a Frugal Life”

The Difference Between Frugal and Cheap: Which Are YOU?!

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Are you frugal or cheap? There’s a difference!

Here’s a great article from Canada’s Yahoo Finance page, called “Call Me Frugal, Not Cheap” that I found via Twitter. It’s about the difference between being frugal and cheap. People who are frugal get a bad rap because we are viewed as cheap! But here’s my motto–I believe I picked it up from “The Frugal Millionaires”Continue reading “The Difference Between Frugal and Cheap: Which Are YOU?!”

What Normal People Are Totally Confused About When It Comes to Couponing

I attended a couponing workshop last night in Trumbull, CT, given by Gina Juliano (of Gina’s Kokopelli website). It was a joy to sit in the audience for once so I could relax, concentrate and take notes on what others were asking Gina. It is amazing how much there is to learn about couponing! Here’s what the audience had to say, and here are some answers to the top 10 questions that I also typically get when I give a workshop. Continue reading “What Normal People Are Totally Confused About When It Comes to Couponing”

Real-Life Tips From The Frugal Millionaire Next Door (Do You Know One?)

There’s a book I wanted to read called “How Rich People Think.,” by Steve Siebold. I love the word “rich” and I always love learning more ways to think rich, so I ordered my Kindle sample. It was going along great (although I felt the tone of the book to be a bit harsh) until I read this sentence:  Continue reading “Real-Life Tips From The Frugal Millionaire Next Door (Do You Know One?)”

Memo to Affluent Parents: Tell Your Obnoxious Kid To Stop Bragging About Your House and Cars!

My son told me that a boy in his school has said things to him like, “My house is bigger than yours,” and, “We have really expensive cars.” It’s not the first time I’ve heard this happen in this town, and it won’t be the last time.  Continue reading “Memo to Affluent Parents: Tell Your Obnoxious Kid To Stop Bragging About Your House and Cars!”