Living frugally isn’t as easy as what others might think.
But it’s certainly achievable and most frugal people find happiness in this kind of lifestyle.
Living frugally because you want too is a lifestyle choice many of us can adapt to. I was forced into becoming frugal, having lived on a mere $50 a week for 4 years. Basically we were struggling because of circumstances and I certainly don’t want to be in that same spot again.
Money is difficult to come by and extremely easy to throw away. I know! Before being forced into Frugality I may have splurged on some unnecessary items. But come on, we’ve all had mum moments when we’ve made it rain in Kmart.
So, today I’m sharing with you 30 things frugal people DON’T do!
It doesn’t necessarily mean going without – it’s about prioritising and we can all do that if we try.
1. We don’t turn down FREE offers
Whether it’s a friend offering you a meal treat or anyone for that matter, just accept it! Offers are FREE unless of course there’s strings attached (if you know what I mean (winky face)). Frugal people don’t let free items pass them by. Instead they grab these opportunities..because they’re genuinely free!
2. We don’t ignore sales
Who doesn’t love “sales” and “discounts”, right? And with that, frugal people always have their eyes on items with great deals. This means you can usually get what you’re after at a fraction of the cost. This way you’ll get to spend the money you saved on other things you need.
3. We don’t use coupons just because we have them.
Regardless of whether or not they have coupons, frugal people don’t necessarily use it to buy items they don’t need. Frugal people ONLY BUY what they NEED. Know that coupons are a marketing tactic and these exist because it can get you to buy products where you can save more money. It’s usually only a rare occasion that frugal people will be able to use their coupons to purchase items that they’re going to use.