Teach me to be frugal please......Thanks

United States
August 18, 2010 6:12pm CST
I know how to buy things on sale when shopping. I just can't take the time to look through racks of things on sale. If I can buy it i just buy it. I really want to start the new year off more frugal. I know my sister can do this with no problem at all. I would like to learn some ways to live a frugal life..........Have a blessed day!
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@MrDollars (454)
• Australia
19 Aug 10
Before you go say food shopping, write a list and try your hardest to stick with it. If you are going clothes shopping or going for a day / night out....leave most of your money at home so you wont have it in your purse when you are out and spend it. All the best. $-MrDollars-$
@Jennlk84 (4219)
• United States
14 Sep 10
There are a lot of simple changes you can make to lead a more frugal life. One of the biggest changes I made was using coupons! It's so simple to get coupons and simply use them. Some of the places I find them are in the Sunday newspaper, magazines and online. Online websites with coupons are www.smartsource.com, www.coupons.com, www.bettycrocker.com, etc. You can print coupons there. Simply use these coupons the next time you go to the grocery store for HUGE savings! If you're shopping online, be sure to check www.retailmenot.com, to see if there is a coupon code for the site you're shopping on. You can also find printable coupons for stores on retailmenot. So using coupons and purchasing generic brands at the grocery store is one way to be more frugal. I also suggest shopping for items at the end of the holidays for the following year. Or purchasing clothes for next summer at the end of this summer. You'll really find great deals that way. I hope these tips help!! Good luck to you in becoming more frugal :-)
@GreenMoo (11842)
12 Sep 10
The key to a more frugal lifestyle is to consider every purchase more carefully. If you really need it, buy it. But I bet that if you considered every single item you leave a shop with you donĀ“t really need many.
@Iequate2 (280)
• United States
18 Aug 10
Hello Linda4ualways, I will give you the short version first. To become more frugal make a budget and stick to it. In addition, put more into your savings. Have a goal. Save for your retirement, new home, car, or just a rainy day fund. Next, make it difficult for yourself to spend. Keep one credit card, and get rid of your debit card if you have one, and use cash to purchase everything. I heard one Finance Specialist state that he has a cash account that he never touches, not even for his mother. :)
@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
18 Aug 10
its not that hard but its really a lifestyle that you need to adopt. you can start by writing down everything you buy, only use cash, shop for sales, dont impulse shope, better still, stay out of stores all together, that sort of thing.