Friday, September 08, 2017 AnnMarie Brown 0 Comments

Many people have hopped on the frugal train over the years whether it has been to pay off debt or make better use of their resources. We have been living frugally for so long it has become just a way of living for us. The main reason we started living frugally over 25 years ago was that we decided it would be better for me to be a stay at home mom than work outside of the home and pay for a huge daycare bill every week.  

habits of frugal people

1. Frugal people cook from scratch - We love making our meals every night. We save a ton of money by not eating out. Thinking ahead about your menu for the week definitely, keeps me on track. Even if you are not much of a cook there are videos on youtube that can help you create some delicious meals and save money at the same time.

2. Frugal people value quality - I think the biggest misconception is that because I am frugal I don't value quality over price. To be honest that is one of the things I value most is quality. If I am spending my hard earned money on an item I want the item to last and even have value after I am done with it so maybe I can resell it and make money on it.

3. Frugal people repair things - I am so fortunate to have a husband that knows how to do not only basic repairs but complex ones. If we need repairs done to our car I do the price searching for the best price on the item and order it in so my husband can do the repairs himself saving money. The one thing we have stopped doing over the years is our oils changes. We are getting older and the time it takes to do it compared to bringing it into the garage to have it done well it just isn't worth it for us. You have to decide what is worth it to save money fixing and doing on your own as opposed to having someone come and do the work for you.

4. Frugal people community resources frequently - I love the resources that are free to use in our community. At our library, we can take out DVD's, books, e-books, as well as different programs they offer to the community for little to no cost at all. We have a great biking trail that runs through our city and from the biking trails you can explore the many parks in our city which are also free to use. There are the yearly festivals that go on in many cities that are free to attend just pack up some snacks and bring a chair and take in the events.

5. Frugal people like to stay home - Going out costs money! Instead of heading out when I have a day off I like to stay home and enjoy my family. Sometimes we do a movie night and pick something all of us would like to watch on Netflix and pop some popcorn or make a snack. Your children grow up way to fast so why not find something free to do with the kids and just enjoy this time in your life. 

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What are some frugal things you do on a daily basis?