The latest issue of Redbook arrived in my mailbox last week (it’s one of my favorites, and I get it on a super-discounted subscription, woo hoo!).
One of the cover stories is called “Live well on le$$” (the title of the article within the mag is “Spend less have more” by Christine Larson).
Is it just me, or is living a frugal lifestyle totally trendy right now? Maybe I haven’t noticed in the past, but I seem to be reading more articles in magazines and newspapers about ways to save money and live frugally. This is awesome! More people need to be exposed to the importance of frugal life.
One woman interviewed in the story lives in New York City and is now debt-free, after paying down $100,000 in debt. She says, “People are embarrassed to be frugal. We’ve been trained that it’s not cool to be cheap. Buy why should you pay full price if you don’t have to?”
Exactly. This woman, Kathy, now runs a great web site, thebudgetfashionista.com.
The magazine article features ideas you all know and probably use (find discount coupon codes before buying something online, places you can expect to haggle on prices, how much money you’ll save if you cut X habit from your budget, using The Grocery Game, etc.)
I was glad to see the article, because I’m hoping that someday soon, frugal living will be even more of a goal for people. To me, it’s a great alternative to living above and beyond your means, ya know?