You could be asking yourself things like, “How can I save money on my car? ” These are all fine things to do – paying less is great, but shopping for a bargain is actually Living a life of thrift and frugality is all about the little habits. Saving money on enormous expenditures is great, but it is the small daily actions that add up and change your life. Hard-core frugality is not just making a choice to buy the generic brand of laundry soap instead of a jug of Tide with scent beads.
Hard-core frugality is buying the ingredients to make 5 times the amount of laundry soap for half the price of that name-brand detergent, all the while LOVING the fact that Proctor and Gamble are not getting your money.
For example, if the weather is good, they’re in a good mood, but if the weather is bad, it affects them and they blame the weather for their bad mood.
[Here are 6 action steps to take when you feel financially vulnerable.] What most people forget is that though you can’t control the stimulus, you can control your response.
It becomes a game that you win if you can do something for free that others spend money on.