How Do You Help Others Get The Frugal "Bug"

United States
September 5, 2011 5:02pm CST
Some close friends are looking for a way to start getting frugal, but they are looking for the big savings fast. I believe that success breeds success so I want to show them some real savings early... any ideas?
6 responses
@oneidmnster (1389)
• United States
13 Sep 11
I give my friends some of the things I get for free on the internet. They always ask how I got them,so I tell them about the freebie sites I go to.
@jezzmay (1845)
• United States
6 Sep 11
I find buying in bulk can help save money. I have change to non name brands and buying at dollar stores, also using coupons. It takes a change in the way you do thinks, but it is worth it.
@cher913 (25891)
• Canada
6 Sep 11
take them to your favourite thrift store and your local public library! there are so many good things there that can save everyone money!
@TrvlArrngr (4058)
• United States
6 Sep 11
It's hard to do but you have to live by example. Hopefully, they will catch on quick.
@Fishmomma (11504)
• United States
6 Sep 11
The fastest way I can encourage somebody else to shop wisely is show them my receipt and tell them exactly how I saved the money. One thing I do is put coupons on my grocery card, so you save on the product instantly at the grocery store without cutting out a coupon. Each week my local store has products I can save money on easily.
@peavey (16640)
• United States
5 Sep 11
They might be more impressed if they could save money on insurance premiums. Tell them to go through their insurance policies and make sure they're not paying more than they need to. Most people don't update policies often enough. Have them look for discounts on their automobile insurance, for instance. Good driving records, low mileage, safe driving courses and so on, can make a difference in what they pay. Also, have them check other recurring charges like internet, phone and TV service. There are a lot of plans and if they look carefully, the chances that they can find ways to save there are pretty good. Introduce them to thrift store shopping if they don't do that already. Tell them where the day old bread store is and where the salvage grocery is - things like that. It may be hard to encourage them without overwhelming them, though, so you'll have to play it by ear.