Sunday, January 31, 2010

Frugal Living Resources

This month has been devoted to helping you live more frugally so you can travel more frequently. Every dollar you save on daily expenses increases your trip fund.

Besides, as Jeff Yeager, the Ultimate Cheapskate, says, “Living on less is a good thing to do. It's the only financial advice that will work for almost everyone. It's about a quality of life you cannot buy, a sense of satisfaction you cannot fake, and an appreciation for others that gives life value. It's also about helping save the planet and sharing with those in need." Be sure to follow the advice on his humorous Ultimate Cheapskate blog and you'll be laughing all the way to the bank.

Unlike Jeff, Dawn's life got out of control before she discovered the benefits of frugality. During the worst years, she used payday loans and pawned her belongings before finally filing for bankruptcy. When she was able to master her spending, she began her blog, Frugal for Life, so she would never forget that frugality was a lifelong enterprise. You will find lots of articles about saving money here as well as lists of other resource sites.

Madame X has never had a problem saving money. In the seven years this barely-over-40-something has been writing a blog, My Open Wallet,  detailing her life, she has amassed a net worth of $408,490. Here's what her fascinating blog will tell you:  “I write about how much money I make, what I spend it on, how much I save, how I budget, my home-buying experiences, my financial goals and ambitions, my thoughts on class and what it means to be rich or poor, and anything else that relates to money.” 

I don't know what Jeff's, Dawn's, or Madame X's opinions are regarding tightwad travel, but I guarantee that, if you follow their advice, consult the websites they recommend, and painlessly pinch a few pennies, you will soon have the funds you need to plan a wonderful trip for yourself.   Try it.  You'll be amazed at how easy it is!


  1. @Dru
    Thank you for the kind words about the site... I so rarely travel, so I guess that would be my "tightwad travel" tip.

  2. Thank you, Dawn, for being an inspiration to anyone who's trying to recover from poor spending habits. You have truly turned your life around!
    I hope you will give yourself a treat and take a trip somewhere special. You'd be surprised at how cheaply it can be done and the rewards far outweigh the financial cost!

  3. These are very great article about the frugal living resources and it will definitely help a normal person to save from its income and reduce the expenditures as possible as he could, and be happy in its very scarce and too limited resources.