A fellow blogger’s ABCs of frugality

14 01 2009

Stumbled on a great post over at Art of the Coupon (artofthecoupon.com) on the ABCs of frugality. Literally. She has written an A to Z list — a complete 26 entries. I especially liked her advice for J and K.

Junk.  The stuff we buy that we don’t need, because it seems like a good idea at the time.  You can avoid this by putting a waiting rule into place (i.e. don’t buy something until you wait at least a day) or simply by becoming more aware of the difference between needs and wants

“Keeping Up With the Joneses: This is shorthand for that phenomenon we have of always wanting to have what everyone else does… in other words, the mental state that inspires us to buy all that junk we don’t need.  If only we could see the Joneses bank balance and credit card statements, instead of just that big shiny new car and new kitchen, we might not be so envious of them or so eager to be like them.”

To read the full post, click here.




One response

15 01 2009
Coupon Artist

Thanks for the link, glad you liked the post!

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