Tammy Burcham I plant a few of my tomato plants upside down in hanging baskets and a few in pots. I bring them in doors when I need to. The latest in the year that I picked tomatoes from the vine was Dec 17
Pegeen McConnell I just met a couple who are living in the woods around the corner from me, "off the grid," They bought some property and will be building eventually, but for now they are living in a camper. No rent!
Terry McDermott I am very frugal. I try to keep a good car because my family lives off and I do a lot of driving. As far as furniture and appliance I look for used and bargains. I try not to use a credit card unless it is an extreme emergency. In other words I do not spend more money than I make.
Nadine Tidwell I am frugal by nature. even as a younger kid. My mom always gave me **** for it, saying i was "cheap". Now, I have learned the difference between frugal and cheap and she is jealous of my skills! Frugality is an artform!
Kara Kelso How's this for frugal.... we just picked our first jalapenos from the garden, which we took the seeds from and planted in recycled yogurt containers. Figure we will eventually transfer them to bigger pots since it's too late in the season to plant them in the garden.
Sylvia Frazier my humble opinion is that everyone has completely loss their mind ! what exactly is it that you need to survive in a day of your life? make a list - don't worry, i will wait! for me, i have got to have hot water, for instance. that in and of itself requires little of what "normal" people feel that it takes. i do not need hot water 24 hours a day - especially over the course of time that i am asleep or not at home. yet, in your home, i am willing to bet, 365 days out of year (8,760 hours/1/2 of 1 million minutes) i can turn a faucet (actually multiple) on and get water hot enough to boil your skin. What is the lowest temperature available to set your hot water heater at? be creative - there are thousands of ways to be frugal (that used to be called good common sense)
Peg Asus If you had met me 10 years ago, you would not recognize me. I was shopping and going out all the time to keep up with my friends. I really only just finally got in control of my finances and the hardest part was getting my husband on board. He really likes to spend and he always starts off a lot of sentences with "you know what we could use..." When I need to refocus him, we have a sit down and chat, but we've had to go as far as to have separate accounts because when we were younger he was a "we still have checks how can we be overdrawn" kind of person. He isn't that lame about it now, but I still feel that sometimes he sitll doesn't quite get it. He thinks about now I think about later
Jessica Paton The one thing I hate about living frugally and only buying clothing when it goes on sale is that sometimes it goes on sale and I need to conserve my money anyway. I have to decide between buying a new piece of clothing or saving my money and regretting that I didn't make the purchase. It's never a good decision in the moment.
Alescia Donlin We try to live as frugal as possible, but i agree, it is hard. I give serious credit to people who can commit to couponing, making homemade cleaners, detergent, etc. I try to live frugal by not impulse buying and using a cash only system.
Laurie Tam I read a lot of books and some about rich people, In order for most of them to make and stay rich, they're frugal. they don't buy things on retail but get them on sale/clearance. On top of that, some use coupons as well.
Sylvia Frazier i am thrilled to have noticed this topic .. while people would say that i was always a frugal person ... if they only knew! i live a very unconventional lifestyle for the sake of funds and my own sanity. just one for instance - i own a mobile home with polybuteleye plumbing. crummy. due to the last leak i will ever have with it and come and gone. cut the "water-in pipe" to the trailer. all past history just warmed me up for that. working out very well
Marcy Machen We save our bottles and glass for our neighbor, I think I have said somewhere else that he is in cub scouts and the bottles and glass will help pay for camp so it is for a good cause and he is a nice young boy and so are his friends..
Tammy Burcham Today my granddaughter and I passed the sewing machine store. I know that they have quilting contest or classes. My granddaughter looked at the sewing machine in the window. (antique singer) and says she wants one. I should have checked then but I will by the end of the week see if they offer sewing classes for her age. I will be saving for a sewing machine.