It’s funny how cool and hip being frugal is, if it means making a chic decoration out of trash, or buying mountains of groceries for just a few bucks. While these can be great ways to save, and I love when I have something cool like that to share, most of frugality isn’t really pin-worthy.
How do you photograph wanting to stop for fast food, but instead just driving by and eating leftovers when you get home? Or when you see the most amazing thing you want to buy and it’s even on sale…but you really don’t have the money now, so you just say no?
I remember Amy Dacycyzn talking about this in her book.* Video crews would come over and want to film all the active frugality, like hanging clothes in her attic to dry, instead of the passive frugality, like not going out to eat.
While doing all kinds of money-saving tips really can add up and help you save, the biggest and best way to spend less money is to…..spend less money. It’s not glorious or extreme, but I’m learning more and more, it’s what does the trick, and as un-glorious as it may seem, it’ll help you spend less.
What are some purchases you’ve said no to recently?
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