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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Frugality Is A Lifestyle

Last night, I caught up with my friend Adi through facebook chat. The first thing he asked me was "Do you still have a job?" Alarmed for his sake, I quickly answered, "Yes, and you?" He said, "Yes, but 94 pink slips were sent out today!" Oh my, 94 pink slips. That would mean 94 people just become jobless in one harrowing day. Adi and I fell into conversation. Nobody is spared. It might be the 94 now, but who knows, it can be me or even you next time. With this in mind, my husband and I try to be frugal at all times. Not tightfisted, but just wise in spending. I always make it a point to save coupons, hunt for coupons and discounts online. Most often than not, my meager effort saves me a lot of money. Nowadays, almost everything has discount codes already, it's just a matter of doing a sensible research.

I have handed down the value of frugality and innovation to my three nieces. I taught them to always arm themselves with discount coupons whenever they plan to buy something. Last week, my husband and I drove to Arizona to spend the spring break with my sister and her family. The girls (my nieces) wanted to buy a pair of shoes for each one of them and a decent top to welcome spring. I reminded them to check for discount coupons first, and they found some for Old Navy. This store has merchandise that are reasonably priced for school use. In short, inexpensive goods. The type that can be thrown in the washing machine several times a week.

With two dogs and a cat, they would really need to have a constant source of discount coupons for pet food. With a little research, they found one for PETCO. Yay, little by little discount search is slowly becoming a habit.

There are many ways to save money, all it takes is a little innovation. Before you know it, frugality has become your way of life. This type of lifestyle is definitely bound to reap plentiful harvest someday.

5 comments:

Icy BC said...

We all have to stretch out our money, don't we? I only buy when the items are on sale!

Ann said...

I try to be careful with my spending, my weakness is craft supplies though. Every time I buy something I end up feeling guilty for spending the money but I have such fun

Whitemist said...

Even with a job, I find it necessary to be careful with spending, it is tough and we never know...

Tekkaus said...

Yes, it is good to be frugal! :D

keylogger said...

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