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Frugal people live well with less and enjoy life to the fullest. They make wise money decisions and successfully plan and live on a budget. They enjoy travel, family entertainment, date nights and so much more.
But they don’t do these 21 things, they just don’t…
21 Things Frugal People Don’t Do:
1. Pay full price
Frugal people don’t pay full price when they can avoid it. They shop sales, thrift stores and bulk buys.
2. Skip the budget meeting
Budgeting is important to frugal people and people wanting to get a head. Having a weekly or monthly budgeting meeting with your partner is great communication
3. Leave home without their cash envelopes
Cash envelopes is all part of good budgeting. You can learn more about cash envelopes here.
4. Buy stuff to fill a void
Frugal people don’t go shopping just to buy stuff. Frugal people organize and get rid of extra stuff. Have you ever had one of those moments where you look around and say you have too much of something – frugal moment.
5. Shop name brands, must buy and are influenced by market trends
Frugal people don’t run out and buy what the latest commercial or trend say “they must have” if they really need it they wait for it to go on sale.
6. Leave money on the table
Frugal people don’t leave money without a place. Every dollar has a job and your job is to make your money work for you.
7. Eat out every night
Frugal people don’t eat out every night they meal plan. They enjoy fresh home cooked meals.
Frugal people have a zero or minimal waste mind set. They use cloth napkins and skip the paper towels. They reuse, repair, compost and recycle.
9. Dream the dream
Frugal people act on their dreams, they set the plan in motion and live the dream.
10. Skip educational opportunities
Frugal people take education where and when they can get it. They read books and study online to get ahead. Every opportunities is just that… an opportunity.
11. Ask what’s for dinner
What’s for dinner is a common line, one everyone has heard. Frugal people have a response because they meal plan. They know what’s for dinner.
12. Shop without a grocery budget and without coupons
Frugal people head to the grocery store with a grocery budget, a grocery plan and coupons.
13. Pay people to fix things if they can do it themselves
If you can DIY it then why pay someone else to fix it.
14. Live house poor
Frugal people live in a house they can afford they don’t purchase or rent a home to impress the neighbors. They live in a home that suits their needs.
15. Pass a vintage or thrift store without a quick look
Frugal people love a good sale. Vintage and thrift are great sources of discount items. Who knows you may find just what you need at 50% off the regular price.
16. Pay full price for travel
Why pay full price when you can search the web and find discount travel or hotel rooms? Never settle for paying full price on travel. There is always a deal to be had.
17. Skip the local farmers market and buy local programs
Hit your local farmers market and get to know your local farmers. Buy local programs save you money on produce, meats and more.
18. Just work 9-5
Frugal people don’t just work the 9-5 they have side hustles and part time gigs. They may skip the whole 9-5 thing all together and work from home.
19. Plan expensive over the top parties
Did you know that simple DIY parties and backyard BBQ’s are enjoyed as much if not more than over planned expensive parties. Why waste the money?
20. Miss out on free opportunities
Frugal people enjoy free concerts in the park, local festivals, library activities and free opportunities. You can get a lot for free you just need to look for it.
21. Keep up with the Joneses
Quit trying to impress people you don’t like and quit spending money to keep up to people who are broke. Frugal people live well on less and they are happy.
Frugal people live like no one else, so they can live like no one else. Planning, budgeting and spending less so they can have more.
Have an amazing day,
Saving & Simplicity
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