Years and years ago (in 2009) I came across the idea of listing out all the things I didn’t want to spend money on, as opposed to the one I did. I thought this was a great idea and wrote my own list. Doing so helped me to identify what were my spending and financial… Read More Frugal Habits: The No Spend List
A big part of my life in the past ten months has been embracing frugality in lots of different areas. As I became more focused on saving my money for long-term goals, I’ve looked for ways to save money in just about every area of my life. One of these has been my hobbies. I… Read More Frugal Habits: Frugalize Your Hobbies
In one of my previous Frugal Habits posts, I talked about how to stop stopping as a way to be more frugal. While I think that’s an excellent strategy, the reality of life is that it’s not always a plausible one. There will be times in life when you need to acquire things you do… Read More Frugal Habits: Intentional Shopping
I realized the other day that I kind of just jumped into this Frugal Habits series when I started writing more seriously on my blog. I didn’t take the time to explain why I think it’s so important to cultivate frugal habits and build them into your lifestyle. When you sit down and think about it, your money… Read More Frugal Habits: Why?
I feel like this is a really important frugal habit but one that has been really difficult for me to develop. Truth is, I live in a society where it is the norm to shop for everything, from personal enjoyment all the way down to meeting your basic needs. And I feel like this has, at… Read More Frugal Habits: Not Shopping
Aka: A love letter to my tiny bachelorette pad. I’ve lived in my tiny lovely bachelorette pad (approx. 450 sq ft) for close to three years now, and Jordan moved in with me right before Christmas. I know that it’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but I love living in a small space. I know… Read More Frugal Habits: Living Small
One of my most important frugal habits is meal planning. When I started to get more serious about my finances again this summer, one of my goals was to stop eating out. To do that, I knew I would have to get way better about following through on my plans to cook food at home. If I… Read More Frugal Habits: Meal Planning