Frugal Living Resources

money treeI don’t know many people these days who aren’t trying to cut back on expenses or live with less, either by necessity or by choice. (I’m in the first category.) As with most things, frugality means different things to each of us. Some people just want to spend less, some want to squeeze their pennies until Lincoln screams for mercy, and the rest of us fall somewhere in the middle.

No matter our goals, it’s clear frugality is here to stay, and as with most things, there are some very useful websites to help with the process.

Here are a few of my favorite frugal living resources:

Wise Bread
The tag line reads “living large on a small budget” and it doesn’t disappoint. This blog covers a wide range of topics, including personal finance, frugal living, life hacks, and great deals. One of my daily reads.
Sample article: Extreme Mileage Hacking: Creative Ways to Earn Frequent Flier Miles

Frugal Village
Loads of tips for saving money without the extreme measures (alternate use flushes anyone?) espoused by some frugal types. There are also forums for interacting with other readers.
Sample article: Make It Yourself (“instant” oatmeal packets)

Shoestring
Articles with a focus on “living resourcefully”.
Sample article: Staycation Survival: 10 Tips for Vacations at Home

Simple Mom
Focus on living well but more simply.
Sample article: 12 Ideas for Frugal Artwork (love this! I already had two of these ideas on my project list, but I found a couple of new ones to add.)

Frugal Living
Part of families.com network, this blog channel offers tips to make life better without making us poorer.
Sample article: How to Make Your Haircut Last Longer

Those are just a few of the frugal living blogs I’ve read, but I’m always finding more. Whenever I feel the need to buy something, I google “DIY whatever” first to find out if there’s a way to make it myself. (Not that I always make it myself, but it’s nice to know what options are out there?)

Are you more frugal these days than in the past? Care to share any new discoveries?

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