Frugal living means more money in your pocket.
Who doesn’t want that?
Um, no one!
Even if you’re not frugal by nature, you can learn how to be frugal (read: you can learn how to live by spending less money so you can enjoy life and have money in the bank).
I’m going to show you how to live frugally with the best blog posts below.
But first, I have a confession: I am not a frugal person (at least not by nature). BUT I use frugal living advice and tips to help me live frugally, even though it’s a struggle.
I have learned how to live frugally, and I believe you can, too (because, let’s face it, if I can then anyone can)!
So, here are 19 frugal living blog posts that will teach you how to live frugally. They’re all amazing!
1. How to Cut Your Grocery Bill in Half via Living Well Spending Less
This post is about saving money at the grocery store – no coupons required.
It teaches you how to shop differently in the grocery store, so that you save money and shop smarter. (Did I mention it emphasizes no coupons?! Love this!)
This is one area I can improve on. I tend to create my list and buy whatever is on it, without regard to the sales or how I may be spending more than I should. I also need to stockpile more. I’m guilty of not doing this at all (it’s the minimalist in me)!
2. The Joy That Comes When Less is Enough via Frugalwoods
This post is about changing your standard of happiness so that you are happier with less stuff. It gets at the heart of the purpose of living frugally and focuses on strengthening yourself internally.
After learning the difference between being frugal and being a minimalist (see #17 below), I really think this post is geared toward minimalism. It’s about simplicity and living on less. There’s definitely an overlap here but minimalism certainly plays a part.
Less is more, my friends! 🙂
3. 10 Things We Did to Pay Off Our Mortgage in Five Years via Thrifty Frugal Mom
This post is for anyone who is serious about becoming debt free. This posts lists 10 things you can do to chip away at your mortgage debt and become debt free in 5 years. Sounds crazy, right? Well, if they did it, why can’t you?
I’m not paying off a mortgage, but I am paying off massive student loan debt, so I know what it’s like. I’ve paid off $97k (and counting) in student loans.
I find every opportunity to pay down my debt. That’s why blogs are awesome — they inspire you to keep going. I also use other helpful resources like Personal Capital to track my money online, and I took the Real Life Money Plan to revamp my budget.
Every effort you make helps you move toward your goal of being debt free. Keep going no matter what it takes!
4. Top 10 Habits of Frugal People via Frugal Living Mom
This post lists the habits that frugal people have.
It’s a post about changing small actions over time, so you can achieve the big wins. With these habits, you can be content with less while living richer. It’s about spending less and living better. The point is on the mind and how you think about things. Learning to think differently about “stuff” and money will leave you happier and with more money.
This is a great post to use in conjunction with your budget. If you haven’t revamped your budget, go to my Ultimate Budgeting Guide now and get started. There are so many helpful resources.
My favorite is knowing what your indulgences are. For me, it’s shopping for clothes or shoes or makeup (etc etc)! So, I know that I need to steer clear of it because the temptation is too strong.
5. 10 Tips To Save Money On Utilities via Penny Pinchin’ Mom
This post lists 10 ways for you to specifically cut down on your utility expenses.
For example, did you know that you should actually not close your vents if you want to save money? I didn’t. That’s what this post is about – learning little tips and tricks that can cut your utility expenses over time.
I wrote a post about how to radically reduce your expenses (see #18 below) that can take it a step further if you want to spend less on your expenses every month. It’s awesome. 🙂
There is power (and apparently money!) in knowing.
6. 45 Ways to Earn Amazon Gift Cards for Free! via Frugal Navy Wife
You can actually earn free Amazon gift cards.
This post lists 45 ways for you to earn gift cards on Amazon for free. It’s amazing.
I had no idea this was even a thing! That’s why it’s so fun to be a blogger.. I’m learning all this good stuff right along with you! 🙂
The posts lists and links to sites that will give you Amazon gift cards for free for doing other things (like using a certain search engine, for example).
7. 21+ Blog Posts That Teach You How to Save Money via Me! 🙂
In this post you’ll find 21+ blog posts listed that teach you how to save money.
This is the perfect resource guide for sparking new ideas for saving money. I highly recommend this post if you feel like you’re not saving enough money right now. There is something for everyone.
Stashing away more cash is an important part of any frugal life!
8. My Wife and I Shared Toothbrushes to Save Money via Have a Rich Marriage
This post talks about one person’s frugal journey – from super frugal to not-so-frugal anymore.
It’s a good read if you’re interested to hear about how extreme frugal living can get and whether frugal living is right for you.
Can you imagine sharing a tooth brush to save money?! I can’t!
9. Couponing for Beginners via Passionate Penny Pincher
This is a blog page that lays out how you can become a coupon-er. It’s a page with lots of resources for couponing. If you are interested in saving on groceries or other store items, this is your site.
I absolutely love Laurie from The Passionate Penny Pincher, and this is my favorite page of hers.
I really like this post for people who have no experience couponing. There are tons of resources to teach beginners where to get started couponing. And if you’re a pro, I’m sure you’ll find some good info, too. It’s a great resource!
10. 5 Realizations That Helped Me Get Out of Debt via Frugality Magazine
This post gives you the cold hard truth about life style changes you need to make if you want to get out of debt.
It’s a fresh reminder for anyone who wants to be debt free but hasn’t done it yet.
In my 12-step guide that teaches you how to get out of debt, I explain the steps to make an actionable plan to get out of debt today.
This post explains what it reallllly takes to make the changes that I reference in my post. It’s a reality check. But it’s not negative – it’s just honest.
11. The 5 R’s of Not Wasting (MONEY) via Budgets Are Sexy
This post is about not wasting money and what you can do to stop.
Not wasting money will help you get on track to a strong financial foundation and can make frugal living fun.
If you are tired of being broke and ready to have more money every month, start focusing on your money more. The Real Life Money Plan is a course that can help you make and save more money every month.
It’s a strong lesson on the value of money and why you should be mindful about not wasting it.
12. How to Start the Cash Envelope System via The Budget Mama
This post walks you through how to live on an all cash budget. It’s a good post if you are overspending, over budget, and have a tendency to spend money (i.e. you’re not a saver by nature).
Even if you’re a spender, you can learn how to spend less and live a frugal life. This post gets you started by teaching you how to use cash in your budget.
13. The Ultimate Guide to a Profitable Garage Sale via Thrifty Little Mom
This post walks you through tips and tricks to have a successful (read: profitable) garage sale.
Selling your stuff is a great way to make some extra cash and if a garage sale is how you do it, then read this post first.
If you’re interested in making more money every month, visit this post that lists 45 ways to make extra money now.
There’s no reason you can’t be super frugal and make more money, too.
14.The 10 Commandments of Fruclassity via Fruclassity
This post lists 10 rules for living a frugal life.
There’s a little something for everyone in this post. If you’re serious about getting frugal, then this post will give you guidelines that you can live by to reach your frugal goals.
My favorite is #1, which talks about the importance of being honest with where you stand financially. Your financial future is based on where you are today. If you can’t be honest about it, then you’re destined to fail.
This is why it’s so important to take a serious look at your budget. Learn how to start a budget (I can show you how to budget here) and stick to it. Your financial future depends on it.
Be grounded about your finances. Then, you can make real change.
15. This Psychological Trick Will Reduce Your Online Shopping via Frugaling
If you are an online shopper and need to get it under control, read this post. You will learn how to trick yourself out of online shopping.
It’s easier than ever before to shop online. If you’re a shopper, setting boundaries for yourself is key with online shopping.
If you’re really tempted to shop all the time, use an app like Personal Capital to keep your finances in front of you at all times. It can help you stay focused on growing your money instead of spending it. Every time I’m tempted to buy online, I click on the app and see how much I want my money to grow.
16. Seven Hidden Benefits of Frugal Living via The Simple Dollar
Not sure if frugal living is for you? Read this post.
It lists the benefits of frugal living. The list goes much deeper than saving money and not living paycheck to paycheck.
Frugal living is about more content and living with fulfillment.
17. The Difference Between Frugality and Minimalism via Money Boss
This post walks you through the difference between being a frugal person and being a minimalist. The two can overlap, but they’re different. This is one of my favorite posts because it distinguishes between the two. My nature, I’m much more of a minimalist. But minimalists don’t care about how much money is spent on one item as they do making sure they own less. There a huge difference and I think the distinction is super important. So, if you’re not sure which you are or what the differences are, definitely read this post.
My favorite minimalism blog is Becoming Minimalist. Check it out if you’re interested in minimalism – it’s awesome!
18. How To Radically Reduce Your Expenses via Me 🙂
This post is a step-by-step guide that teaches you how to make drastic cuts to your expenses.
Whether it’s groceries, utilities, entertainment, or something else – you can learn how to cut your expenses, one at a time, in this post.
If you need to find ways to lower your monthly costs, check out this post.
19. Why Would A Person Choose To Live A Frugal Life? via Making Sense of Cents
This post This post goes through the misconceptions of frugal living. It talks about the benefits of frugal living, including how it’s not “living without” but instead “living better”. If you’re more curious about the ideas and beliefs behind frugal living, this post is a great one.
A Final Note!
Frugal living means finding ways to spend less while still loving every bit of your life.
Frugal living is a less is more way of living.
These blog posts teach you how to live frugally no matter what your starting point is. If I can do it, anyone can.
Here are the resources that helped me get to this point:
- 21 Days To A Better Budget
- The Real Life Money Plan
- Personal Capital
- The Ultimate Guide to Budgeting
- Budgeting Speadsheets
You can live well and have a rich life by learning how to spend less, save and make more!