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Frugal can be fun! part 1

A big Tightwad welcome to Jenni, who discusses finding the fun in frugal. She'll even tell you how to get to Maui!

The term frugal unfortunately tends to be linked to self-sacrificing misers that never have any fun. This does not have to be so; being frugal to save money does not mean that you have to miss out on life. Think of it as a quality over quantity type of lifestyle. Be decisive about how you spend your money; get things that matter to you and opt out on things that are unimportant. There is no reason to deprive yourself of life’s simple pleasures, just be intentional about how and when you indulge.
Instant gratification is a terrible habit to have financially unless you are wealthy; if you have plenty of money and don’t have to worry about it- by all means do what you please. But even if that is the case, spending money carelessly can be extremely wasteful. It is better to splurge less often on things that give you more satisfaction. This way you aren’t a miserable miser, nor are you a careless spender.
Instead of buying those hand bags that you feel you just have to have, pick your favorite and stick to that one. Behavior like this will enable you to save up money for emergencies, or maybe for that trip to Maui that you have always wanted to take; have your (small) cake - (FYI: that's monamona in Hawaiian) and eat it too.

Stay tuned for part 2 of Jenni's advice!

About the author: Jenni Sunde is a freelance fashion writer and pop culture junkie. Jenni specializes in all things lifestyle-relate, from home and design to health and beauty. With her love of art and all things beautiful, she delights in sharing her sense of style from her life to your computer monitor. Her title pegs her as an editor at a website that specializes in providing people with a quick car insurance quote, but her passion leads her into writing with a little more substance and a lot more heart.


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