Frugal Living

Frugal living is a lifestyle where you spend money on the things you love and you’re always looking for the most value for your money.

Frugal people aren’t cheapskates. Frugal living isn’t about spending as less as you can, it’s about understanding which things are important to you to live a great and joyful life, without having to live paycheck to paycheck.

  • Are you looking for ways to save money?
  • Do you want more time to enjoy life?
  • Are you currently broke or in a lot of debt?
  • Do you wonder if your family can live on one income?
  • Isn’t the job you love covering the bills?
  • Do you want to work less hours to be home more often?

If the answer to any of these questions is yes, you’ve come to the right place!

Categories of frugal living

There are a couple of categories that are a part of frugal living:

  • Save money
  • Budgeting
  • Minimalism & Getting organized
  • Make money

If you want an overview of all posts about Frugal Living, check out the Frugal Living Category Page.

Save money

When you don’t spend money on things that aren’t important to you, you can easily save money. Frugal people usually think before buying, which eliminates impulse buying. Changing your mindset on money will help you to save money every month.

Does a brand name matter to you? Take toilet paper. What if you find the exact same quality you want in a store-brand product? That means that you will save money every time you buy it.

Sometimes you need to spend some money first, to save money later. But it’s also important to stop buying certain things if you want to live a more frugal lifestyle.

Looking for ways to save money on activities?

All posts in this category can be found on the Save Money Category Page.

Budgeting

Sticking to a budget will save you money and saving money means having more money in your pocket to save for the things that are really important to you.

Budgeting sounds boring, but it doesn’t have to be and it doesn’t have to take you hours every day. You can perfectly stick within your budget and live below your means while spending just a few minutes a day.

There are a lot of different budgeting methods. Which one you want to use, depends on what you like, what you need and what you want to achieve. If you’re looking to become financially independent, I suggest to throw out the 50/30/20 budgeting method.

In this method, you spend so much money on wants. Do you really need to spend so much on the things you want? Personally I can spend much less in that category and still enjoy life.

Think about what makes you happy and what is really important to you. Build your budgeting method around that. I’m working on a couple of methods to help you choose the right one for you, so make sure to check back here soon!

All posts in this category can be found on the Budgeting Category Page.

Minimalism & getting organized

If you organize your stuff and don’t own too much, you can be even more frugal and save more money.

When everything in your house is organized, you know exactly where all of your stuff is. This makes sure that you don’t buy things you already own but just couldn’t find.

Take clothes for example. Most people own way too many clothes. Do you actually wear everything you have? You can start your minimalism lifestyle by downsizing your wardrobe.

All posts in this category can be found on the Minimalism & Organization Category Page.

Make money

When you make more money, it’s easier to save up for big goals and enjoy life to the fullest. When you make a lot of money and still be frugal, you will have so much options.

You can reach financial independence and spend every day of your life exactly how you want it. How about traveling the world all year long? Or finally pick up that hobby again now you don’t have to work every day anymore.

All posts in the Make Money category can be found on the Make Money Category Page.