Pamela Estepp I was just reading all the posts on phones. I get the free basic cell phone offered by Assurance Wireless for low income people or I wouldn't have a cell phone at all. At home I use MagicJack and love it--- $40 for unlimited local and long distance. What's not to love!
Dexter Iwamine Recently I've found a couple apps that reward you for doing normal grocery shopping and buying some things you usually would already! Checkout 51 gives you money back, while you earn points towards cash payouts with Receipt Hog and ReceiptPal. I'm so fond of them already, we've saved over fifteen dollars this week alone.
Tiffini Blaisdell I'm definitely big on saving any money I possibly can! This can be said for just about every purchase I make whether big or small. I use coupons like crazy! I also look for discounts and offers for just about everything! If there's a way to get something for free or cheap I'll do it! :)
Peg Asus When we went on vacation we flew on several airlines and we saved almost all of the snacks they shoved on us. We saw people just throwing theirs away, but we kept ours and we've had chips and crackers all summer for the kids to take to camp and work lol.
Phyllis Theisler Life was so much happier w/o all the "newest" gadgets years ago. I think with people having financial problems it's easier to see you don't have to have the best thing out on the market. And faith and family are the most important.
Brittany Richardson Frugal tips we use. We use the same bottle for water day in and day out. We save cans. We save change. We do hand me downs. We repair clothes and we try to reuse things from prior school years.
Sylvia Frazier case in point - someone mentioned something that i do as a matter of fact. done it my whole complete adult life. this thing that she saw was on a tv show called " Extreme Cheapskates". i tell ya - gone to heck in a handbasket. when something done, as a way of life for me, in order to rule out the non-necessities of living has devolved to a topic on ... on ... that show! fellas, while i may or may not cheap - everyone can easily dismiss one-fourth of so-called necessities in their own life. simple. easy. takes a little frugal THINKING and then you can put that cash on your retirement. so very serious.
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.