24 Sep

1. How to Cut Your Grocery Bill in Half via Living Well Spending Less

This post is about saving money at the grocery store – no coupons required.

It teaches you how to shop differently in the grocery store, so that you save money and shop smarter. (Did I mention it emphasizes no coupons? Love this!)

2. The Joy That Comes When Less is Enough via Frugalwoods

This post is about changing your standard of happiness so that you are happier with less stuff. It gets at the heart of the purpose of living frugally and focuses on strengthening yourself internally.

3. 10 Things We Did to Pay Off Our Mortgage in Five Years via Thrifty Frugal Mom

This post is for anyone who is serious about becoming debt free. This post lists 10 things you can do to chip away at your mortgage debt and become debt free in 5 years. Sounds crazy, right? Well, if they did it, why can’t you?

4. Top 10 Habits of Frugal People via Frugal Living Mom

This post lists the habits that frugal people have.

It’s a post about changing small actions over time, so you can achieve the big wins. With these habits, you can be content with less while living richer. It’s about spending less and living better. The point is on the mind and how you think about things. Learning to think differently about “stuff” and money will leave you happier and with more money.

5. 10 Tips To Save Money On Utilities via Penny Pinchin’ Mom

This post lists 10 ways for you to specifically cut down on your utility expenses.

For example, did you know that you should actually not close your vents if you want to save money? I didn’t. That’s what this post is about – learning little tips and tricks that can cut your utility expenses over time.

6. Couponing for Beginners via Passionate Penny Pincher

This is a blog page that lays out how you can become a coupon-er. It’s a page with lots of resources for couponing. If you are interested in saving on groceries or other store items, this is your site.

I absolutely love Laurie from The Passionate Penny Pincher, and this is my favorite page of hers. I wanted to be on that show extreme couponing, I never go that good at it.

7. 5 Realizations That Helped Me Get Out of Debt via Frugality Magazine

This post gives you the cold hard truth about life style changes you need to make if you want to get out of debt.

It’s a fresh reminder for anyone who wants to be debt free but hasn’t done it yet.

8. The 5 R’s of Not Wasting (MONEY) via Budgets Are Sexy

This post is about not wasting money and what you can do to stop.

Not wasting money will help you get on track to a strong financial foundation and can make frugal living fun.

9. How to Start the Cash Envelope System via The Budget Mama

This post walks you through how to live on an all cash budget. It’s a good post if you are overspending, over budget, and have a tendency to spend money (i.e. you’re not a saver by nature).

This is one of my favorite methods to save money for a birthday, or hockey equipment. If I know something is coming up I will make envelopes.

10. The Ultimate Guide to a Profitable Garage Sale via Thrifty Little Mom

This post walks you through tips and tricks to have a successful garage sale.

Selling your stuff is a great way to make some extra cash.

In theory my husband made a career around this. 

11. The 10 Commandments of Fruclassity via Fruclassity

This post lists 10 rules for living a frugal life.

There’s a little something for everyone in this post. If you’re serious about getting frugal, then this post will give you guidelines that you can live by to reach your frugal goals.

My favorite is #1, which talks about the importance of being honest with where you stand financially. Your financial future is based on where you are today. If you can’t be honest about it, then you’re destined to fail.

12. This Psychological Trick Will Reduce Your Online Shopping via Frugaling

If you are an online shopper and need to get it under control, read this post. You will learn how to trick yourself out of online shopping.

You can buy anything you want online. If you’re a shopper, setting boundaries for yourself is key with online shopping.

13. Seven Hidden Benefits of Frugal Living via The Simple Dollar

Not sure if frugal living is for you? Read this post.

It lists the benefits of frugal living. The list goes much deeper than saving money and not living paycheck to paycheck.

Frugal living is about more content and living with fulfillment.

14. The Difference Between Frugality and Minimalism via Money Boss

This post walks you through the difference between being a frugal person and being a minimalist. The two can overlap, but they’re different. This is one of my favorite posts because it distinguishes between the two. My nature, I am frugal. Less is more, I love things, but I hate buy something unless it’s on sale. There a huge difference and I think the distinction is super important. So, if you’re not sure which you are or what the differences are, definitely read this post.

15. Why Would A Person Choose To Live A Frugal Life? via Making Sense of Cents

This post goes through the misconceptions of frugal living. It talks about the benefits of frugal living, including how it’s not “living without” but instead “living better.” If you’re more curious about the ideas and beliefs behind frugal living, this post is a great one.

Everyone wants to save money! What works best for you will differ from me. Reading all these articles have helped me in different situations. I have been it all: single mom, struggling student, saving money up for a house, getting out of debt. Life always changes, being ready for it is how we handle the changes. 

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