Resolving to be Frugal

“There is no dignity
quite so impressive,
and no independence
quite so important,
as living within your means.”
Calvin Coolidge

Welcome to Frugally Fruitful! If your New Year’s resolution was to be more fiscally responsible and to learn how to use and stretch your family’s budget to help get yourself into a better financial situation – you have definitely come to the right place. I have thought long and hard about whether or not to put the effort into publishing this blog but then I realized what the frugal lifestyle has done for me – and how many others could benefit from this information. So, if like me you have found yourself living off of a meager income and trying to support your family and give them everything they need without breaking the bank – here are a few tips to get your started on your journey into being Frugally Fruitful. 

Be Honest with Yourself

One of the most common problems that people have when they are trying to get their finances in order is that they are not honest with themselves about the income they are working with. In this society we are often so used to making purchases simply because we feel like it – and do so without thinking of the consequences – or- if we do acknowledge them, we find ways to justify spending money in ways we know we shouldn’t. That is why this is the first tip on the list – know how much money you have, what you are paying out in bills and exactly what is left over. Once you know this information – then you can start making cutbacks and finding fun ways to get the things you need while keeping more money in your pocket.

Stick to Your Guns

Completely changing your spending habits and the way that you think about and use money — is a difficult process – but a very rewarding one if you stick with it. There will be temptations at every turn, so it is important that you remember WHY you are doing this – which is ultimately to have more money in life to do and have the things you want rather than only having money on the things you need. You will at times run into other people’s opinions ( like that rude lady at the grocery store who is giving you the stink eye because you just pulled out your coupons.) You have to tune that out- never be ashamed to save money – especially when it is hugely beneficial to your family.

Remember, It’s a Journey

If you are truly committed to making a change – the most important thing that you have to remember is that living frugally is a lifestyle — and a journey. Being successful and making measurable changes takes time and practice – nothing worthwhile is going to happen overnight. So, if you are a person who want’s to get more out of life and worry less about money, jump on board and find out how much FUN that being frugal can actually be.


Posted on January 5, 2015, in Frugal Life and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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