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Simple living and saving money go hand in hand.
You can live very well on less. In fact numerous books have been written on the subject. Living Well, Spending Less by Ruth Soukup is a great book if you are new to frugal living.
In this crazy busy world we live in where most people are working two jobs and our kids are scheduled for 2-3 after school activities during the week. We are so busy, we are so consumed. And we are consuming so much. The average family is spending $200 a week eating out. The price of an average home is on the rise. The money coming in is no where near the money going out. The average family is living pay check to pay check attempting to pay down their debt or save money.
Simple living, frugal living is what the average family needs in today’s economy.
Wouldn’t it be nice to step away from the hustle and bustle and breathe in some fresh air. This can be literally or figuratively. I personally love living away from the big city and the traffic and the “must spend”, “must keep up” atmosphere. You can step back and set your self apart from the consuming generation you can save money by going simple.
Like I said before, you can live well on less. Think about it what can you cut back on? Can you make more frugal choices? What keeps you so busy that you could give up? What can you stop buying to save money?
Do you try to keep up with the Joneses?
Save yourself the money and be happy with what you have. The Joneses are broke any way. Think about it if you stop spending money to impress people you don’t like how much money will you save. Rachel Cruze wrote a great book, Love Your Life, Not Theirs: 7 Money Habits for Living the Life You Want.
Simplify your life and save money.
Slow down the busyness. Figure out what matters. Harness living well with less and you will save money. The definition of simplify is to make simple or make easier. Life isn’t always meant to be hard. Life shouldn’t be about work, work, work to pay the bills. If you have a second, step back and think. What can you cut back on to save money and time. What do you and your family value? Could you shop vintage and generic instead of name brand to save money? Could you downsize your expensive mortgage and get a smaller home to save money? How does home cooked meals sound to drive thru rushed dinners? Does growing a garden sound good? Or a family picnic in the park? Stepping back from the hustle and bustle, the rat race and choosing simple (definition: easy to understand, easy to do, straight forward. Not complicated). Choosing simplicity can save you money.
10 Ways To Simplify Your Life And Save Money:
- Stop trying to keep up with the Joneses
- Stop buying things you don’t need
- Start meal planning and cooking home cooked meals
- Start a budget and see where your money is going
- Enjoy no spend, frugal family time
- Choose to live well with less
- Plant a garden and grow your own food
- Choose to reuse, recycle, buy vintage and repair things
- Reduce your household expenses
- Choose to be happy with your life, your goals and your family values
Simplifying your life can help you save money. Enjoying the small things, enjoying the simple things. Living frugally, living well with less will help you save money. Choosing the cheaper less complicated item. Choosing to be happy and step back from the “must have” consuming economy will help you save money. Choose simplicity.
Have an amazing day,
Saving & Simplicity
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