How Do You Help Others Get The Frugal "Bug"
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?
• 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.
• 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.