Frugal: economical in use or expenditure; prudently saving or sparing; not wasteful.
We're trying to be a little more frugal in our house. We're not hurting financially, but we're a little tighter than we'd like to be, so it's time for change. Now, I will never consider myself poor, as long as I live in the States, because compared to many other places in the world, we're filthy rich. My perspective on that was forever cemented after my trip to Africa this year. It really does bother me when I hear people complain that they're poor, when they have more than most people in the world. ANYWAY, we're making some changes to better our situation, financially.
For one thing, we're eating out less and less. You can go through some serious cash every week by simply eating out too much. Thanks to my wife's frugality, we eat real cheap if we eat out. She's always got some free meal coupon from doing surveys, so that helps.
The other things we're cutting are cable and internet. We have the full deal digital cable with DVR and internet. Do we enjoy these luxuries? Yes. Do we need these luxuries? No. We've gone without them before, and we actually didn't die. This change, alone, will save us over a hundred dollars a month. This is actually a very positive change, because you end up watching way too much TV with the DVR. You start recording shows just for the heck of it and then you get hooked on them. It's a good change.
So, what are your frugal ideas that can be implemented in saving some cash for everyone? Help me out.