Festival of Frugality – 31 Ways You Can Be Frugal

May 8, 2007

Welcome to the source of all things frugal, otherwise known as the Festival of Frugality! This week’s edition will take a minimalist approach, a simple list of 31 ways you can strive for frugality:

  1. Throw Cheap Parties
  2. Save Money on Preschool
  3. Stick With Simple Toys
  4. Free Kids Classes
  5. Save Money on Food
  6. Dine Out for Less
  7. Eat Cheap but Healthy
  8. Avoid Debt
  9. Know Your Loan Officer
  10. Get a Free Credit Report
  11. Avoid Credit Mistakes
  12. Avoid Credit Card Fees
  13. Travel With Friends
  14. Cut Your Energy Bill
  15. Live Below Your Means
  16. Don’t Play the Lottery
  17. Find Other Frugalistas
  18. Get Free Stuff
  19. Don’t Go on Dates
  20. Have a Free Wedding
  21. Stay True to Frugality
  22. Hire a Student
  23. Calculate Hours Per Purchase
  24. Obsess About Saving
  25. Know What You Want
  26. Share a Car
  27. Buy Discounted “Damaged Goods”
  28. Save Time on Spam
  29. Go Dumpster Diving
  30. Shop Smart at Costco
  31. Don’t Indulge

Thanks for stopping by and being frugal! Here are a few more frugal tips from the last few months on Money Smart Life that might save you some money:

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Ben Edwards, the founder of Money Smart Life, saved up enough to buy a Nintendo back when he was 12 years old. When he used the money to buy shares of Wal-Mart stock instead, he knew he wasn't like the other kids... His addiction to personal finance has paid off for his family and now he's helping you to afford the life that you want. Check him out on the web at Google Plus, Twitter and Facebook.

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16 Responses to Festival of Frugality – 31 Ways You Can Be Frugal

  • Juan Millon

    Whoa, my turn already! lol. Ok ok *rubs stick together* thanks for the reminder !

  • Frugal Guy

    Nice. I think the simple list, with well chosen titles, is a good concept! It works well.

  • Stephanie

    thanks for hosting. I kinda like the minimalist approach. Easy to read through!


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