Saturday, April 18, 2009

Being Frugal - is it for you?

I just stumbled across a site that gives some simple easy to follow ideas on frugal living. As I was reading this I was reminded of my university days. Yes, they were fun, not a lot of money was spent, but seriously, who wants to spend all their time watching every single little electricity usage in a house? Who, especially in Queensland, want's to be REALLY selective about using air con? Who really wants to make sure the floor stays clean for ages, so you don't have to use the vacuum cleaner? So take this with a pinch of salt. Yes, you can reduce your costs and even feel good about yourself for reducing your "carbon footprint", but some of life's little luxuries shouldn't be forgone, like messing up your floors. 

Still, some great ideas for reducing your costs. I suppose thinking rationally, if you don't have to spend as much money on these sorts of things, your cash flow doesn't have to be as large to maintain a certain standard of living... 

5 comments:

  1. Yes one of them was "Play board games not video games." I think that is kinda going a bit OTT if you ask me. Some good points though still. Well worth mulling over if you want some money saving ideas.

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  2. Thanks for the write up Andrew! Your right some things are just not a bother to be frugal about and cost more time than necessary. I have great ideas and informative pieces to keep many readers happy. Evan though board games are no where as fun, they are still less expensive to play and would qualify as being frugal.

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  3. I agree with your thinking Andrew. Why be frugal if you can afford not to be! You can be hit by a bus or a fish tomorrow. There comes a point where living frugally is aweful close to not living at all. Though frugal has different meanings for different people and I'd class not being frugal as nothing more than not going without some of the creature comforts like airconditioning.

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