Monday, April 15, 2019

M ~ Money Saving Tips

    I can't even count how often I have read articles on-line on how to save money. Their click bait type titles used to work on me and I'd go see what kind of secret they know that will help me save $500. a month or more.
    The articles never failed to let me down, and it has been some time since I have last attempted to read one of them. Maybe by now they have come up with some new practical advice to help those trying to spend less, but I haven't been checking to see.
     I'm sure these articles may have helped some people, but the reason they didn't help me was because not a single thing on those lists applied to me.
     1. Quit buying a cup of coffee on your way to work. ~ Never bought ready to drink coffee.
     2. Start packing your lunch  to take to work instead of buying something. ~ Already packed LV's lunch every day.
     3. Don't go out to eat. ~ The thought of eating out was merely a dream, and not a very important one.
     4. Cut your cable. ~ We didn't have TV.
     And so it continued, by the end of the article I was always disappointed to not have learned a single thing on how I could possibly cut more corners, and save more money.
     I had grown up in a frugal home, which probably helped make it a little easier for me when after we had been married for a number of years, some circumstances beyond our control  made it necessary to learn how to make every penny stretch as far as possible.
     Once the A-Z Challenge is over I'm planning to do a series of posts on what we learned during our time of living extremely frugally. If it helps someone, great! If not, well, it was simply part of our life story.


  1. I'm looking forward to your series of posts because I also feel disappointed at the articles on how to save money for the same reasons as you! I guess that means we are frugal already. God bless you, have a wonderful day

  2. I think these articles must be aimed at younger people who perhaps have not had the opportunity to learn how to live carefully.

  3. I grew up poor so I know how to live Frugal. I do pay for the internet as I live in a state that the weather can change over night. It's how I read the news too. Cable to me is overrated. I love reading all your posts.

  4. I'm with you on the post-read depression! Most of the money saving ideas are already in my arsenal.

    Thanks, and best wishes!
    Cherdo on the Flipside
    Blogging from A-to-Z April Challenge

  5. I remember skimming through one of those click- baits that suggested if your panty-hose got a runner, cut off the offending leg and match it with another odd legs. Both The Squire and I got a case of the giggles. When we cleaned our my Mum's apartment, there was a tray of half-hose, neatly divided into right and left legs! Frau Sparsam had already beaten them to it!

  6. I would love to read your posts. Those articles are always a disappointment.

  7. Reading about how you manage money would be really interesting! I agree that there isn't too much available that is really useful to the average person.

    With Love,

  8. I find that a lot of these self-help articles are not relevant to me either.

  9. I totally agree with this! Most of those money saving tips assume that you have money to save to begin with...

    The Multicolored Diary


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