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Tue Sep 18, 2018, 11:21 AM

20 Habits of Frugal People

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20 habits of frugal people
It takes serious strategy to save serious money.

Unless you've won the lottery, acquiring wealth takes a lot of hard work. Not only do you have to put years into a career, but you also have to be disciplined about keeping the money you make. People who are serious about growing their bank accounts usually have frugal lifestyle habits that make saving go more quickly. By implementing some (or all) of these habits in your own life, you can supercharge your savings rate and enjoy a richer life, in every sense of the word.

1. Frugal people prepare food from scratch. They refuse to pay a premium for convenience, preferring to make their own meals and freeze extras for emergency meals. They avoid eating out.

2. Frugal people always have a meal plan. This makes cooking go more smoothly and efficiently. It allows a person to cook from the fridge or the pantry, using up ingredients that will expire soon, or focusing on the cheapest and most delicious seasonal produce.

3. Frugal people use every drop. They are masters at squeezing out every bit of toothpaste and face cream, draining jars of olive oil and maple syrup, simmering leftover bones into stock, turning the dregs of Dijon mustard into vinaigrette, and stockpiling butter wrappers for greasing cake pans. (Read: How to use the last little bit of your beauty products).

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20. Frugal people are less stressed. That is because they're free from the suffocating mental burden of consumer debt. You might think that paying attention to every little detail in life in order to save dollars is more work, but it becomes a fun game for many frugal individuals. As they gain momentum, they want to do better and reach their goals faster.


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Response to NeoGreen (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2018, 11:42 AM

1. I wash the alum. foil and plastic wrap (as long as it's not too crappy) and reuse. Besides ...

saving the environment, it does save money...

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Response to NeoGreen (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2018, 11:49 AM

2. Watch a season of Bar Rescue & you'll never eat out again.

Or drink at a bar again.

I have a few vices, but I am almost all of those things on the list.

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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #2)

Tue Sep 18, 2018, 02:56 PM

3. Kitchen Nightmare is the one I watched to not want to go out again to a restaurant!

Take care...

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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #2)

Tue Sep 18, 2018, 03:51 PM

4. Bar Rescue????


Haven't heard of it. What kind of things do they cover that would be off putting?

I DID watch a show about tricks store bakeries use to re-package old bakery items and add new "sell by..." dates, over and over until the product is too rotten to sell.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #4)

Wed Sep 19, 2018, 10:06 AM

6. Jon Taffer goes to failing bars & fixes them.

You get to see behind the bar, under the glassware, back in the kitchen, in the walk-in fridge. He's found dead rodents, live rodents, food stored next to cleaning chemicals, mold & grossness that would make you gag. Some kitchens have so much grease around the cooking area, from lack of cleaning, that he's closed the place down due to fire hazard. I realize these are failing establishments, but I dated a man many, many years ago, who delivered liquor to restaurants & he told me, you'd be surprised at the number of finer restaurants in town that have disgusting kitchens. We never ate at those places, BTW.

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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #6)

Wed Sep 19, 2018, 11:47 AM

7. I am glad once again that we do not eat out.


You keep hearing of places dinged by the authorities for health violatins, same place more than once. Ugh.

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Response to NeoGreen (Original post)

Wed Sep 19, 2018, 04:09 AM

5. Nice list

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