Going back to Frugal School!

United States
March 5, 2009 1:17pm CST
I have noticed recently with all the economic changes that I have been really careless with my low income money. Nothing big really but its all the little things that add up like caller id, more than basic tv, soda verses drinking free water, etc. And with the rise of the gas prices a little while back it very quickly started drainig the savings account which its going back up due to lack of funds. So my question to you all is what are some ways to help pinch your pennies in this time of need?
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@buggles64 (2713)
• United States
5 Mar 09
I have started making my own laundry soap, and it's a big saver!! It just takes a couple of ingredients and lasts for approximately two months.
• United States
5 Mar 09
Thats awesome. Does it work well? Would you be willing to share the ingredients?
@pergammano (7691)
• Canada
5 Mar 09
First of all, let me Welcome you to myLot! I have always been a very frugal person, so other than "gas prices"...nothing else has hit me too hard! I basically live "no frills"...but will not give up my caller ID, but I buy in bulk, grow a garden, do NOT eat out, except about once every 5-6 months! Clothes from Thrift Stores, mend, repair what I have! Do my own minor electrical/plumbing...learned to change oil/lube my own vehicle....change my tires and made one major investment..a Electric bike which saves me a fortune! It has paid for itself in less than a year! Very frugal with electricity..and water is from catchment, heating is wood from my property! Do not charge items...as the interest makes the cost astronomical! I could go on forever! I think basically, just simplify your life! Cheers!
• United States
5 Mar 09
Thank you so much for sharing you have a lot of wonderful ideas. However where im located not all applies to me like the garden for example but still i'm seeing your point. Again thank you a lot very imformative!!
@SomeCowgirl (32255)
• United States
5 Mar 09
My fiance and I are getting married so we are doing all we can to be frugal. Lucky for us the church in which a familiar pastor to my fiance and his mother created, is allowing us to get married in their church free of charge. We are getting a good deal on invitations, although we were going to be Doing them ourselves. The weddings basically DIY. His mother is allowing us to use her fall decorations, which will be great! We've got the apparel, and the most expensive thing will be the cowboy boots! Other then the wedding we are drinking Kool Aid instead of soda, and we are doing more to save not only money but the environment by not using lights, and unplugging things!