Frugal living is a lifestyle choice whereby you make smart money decisions to live on less in return for a happier, fuller life that allows you to save money and live intentionally.
I have a confession: I am not a frugal person (at least not by nature)! BUT I do use frugal living advice and tips to help me accomplish my financial goals — I make money from blogging and freelance writing and cut back my expenses in order to pay down my student loan debt faster.
So, whether you are really getting into frugal living or whether you just not to be less of a spender (like me), here are 16 frugal living blog posts to get you started on your frugal journey. Good luck!!
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 – including your mortgage. Learn what 10 things you can do to chip away at your mortgage debt and become debt free in 5 years.
- Top 10 Habits of Frugal People via Frugal Living Mom
This post lists the habits that make up people who live frugal lives. 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.
- 10 Tips To Save Money On Utilities via Penny Pinchin’ Mom
This post discusses 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.
- 45 Ways to Earn Amazon Gift Cards for Free! via Frugal Navy Wife
If you are interested in making money in the form of Amazon gift cards, then this is your post. It lists 45 ways for you to earn gift cards on Amazon for free.
Stashing away more cash is an important part of any frugal life. In this post you’ll find 21+ blog posts listed that teach you how to save money. It’s a perfect resource guide for beginners and it will likely spark new ideas for the money-saving pros.
- 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.
- Couponing for Beginners via Passionate Penny Pincher
This is a blog page that lays out how you can become a couponer. It’s a page with lots of resources for couponing for beginners. I absolutely love Laurie from The Passionate Penny Pincher, and this is my favorite page of hers. If you are interested in saving on groceries or other store items, this is your site.
- 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.
- 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 contribute to that cause. Not wasting money will help you get on track to a strong financial foundation and can make frugal living fun.
- 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 really good post if you are overspending, over budget, and have a tendency to spend money (i.e. you’re not a saver by nature).
- 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.
- 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.
If you are an online shopper and need to get that under control, read this post to learn how you can trick yourself out of online shopping.
- Seven Hidden Benefits of Frugal Living via The Simple Dollar
Not sure if frugal living is for you? Read about the benefits of frugal living. They go much deeper than saving money and not living paycheck to paycheck. Frugal living can lead to a deeper, more content life.
A Final Note!
Frugal living means living on less stuff with the goal of living a fuller life. These posts should get you started on your frugal journey no matter what your starting point is. Keep reading and educating yourself so you can live the best life you can. That’s what I’ve done with intentional living and getting out of student loan debt and it’s been the best decision of my life.