Posts tagged ‘Frugality’

What Happens When You’ve Been a Money-Saver for a Long Time

Updated: August 31, 2017 | Money Saving Tips, Personal Finance | 12 Comments

It’s hard to change from being a reckless spender to a practical saver. I’ve been there before, and I can honestly say that it is a struggle. It’s not easy to live every day when you’re always torn between enjoying the present, and preparing for the future; to choose between spending your money today, and […]

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The Rules of Wealth Never Changes and Here’s Proof

Published: February 23, 2015 | Personal Finance | 5 Comments

What is the most basic rule to follow if you want to become rich? I believe it’s to spend less than what you earn. The better version is: Spend less than what you earn and invest the difference. But we just want the basics… the most important rule of wealth building. Which, to state it […]

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5 Expensive Shopping Mistakes You Don’t Know You’re Making

Updated: November 19, 2016 | Money Saving Tips | 6 Comments

I can understand why people love shopping. It’s fun and it feels good to spend. And as long as you don’t buy stuff you cannot afford, then you’re okay in my book. However, having the money to spend doesn’t excuse you from making smart spending decisions. That is unless you want to end up broke […]

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How Frugality Made Me Afford Happiness

Updated: July 15, 2017 | Life Lessons, Mindsetting | 13 Comments

I consider myself frugal. While I do splurge on things occasionally, I only do it when I know I can afford it. And most of the time, I consciously avoid spending on unnecessary things. There is a thin line between being frugal and being cheap (take the test here), and I choose to stay as […]

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Can You Survive a No Spending Week?

Published: February 4, 2013 | Money Saving Tips | 6 Comments

“I want to save more money,” a friend asked. “Any suggestions?” “Stop spending,” was my casual reply. “And by that I mean consciously choosing not to spend on anything but necessities,” I continued. “But won’t life be boring if I just spend on necessities?” he asked. “Not really, in fact, that will force you to […]

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The Shocking Truth About Frugality

Updated: April 2, 2017 | Mindsetting, Money Saving Tips | 11 Comments

What is frugality? Wikipedia defines as having “the quality of being frugal, sparing, thrifty, prudent or economical.” Some people see it negatively as being misers or cheap, or in Filipino… kuripot. While some, see it more positively as being prudent or smart about spending… matipid. And still some, don’t think about it at all – […]

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Four Things Bohemians Can Teach You About Saving Money

Updated: June 28, 2017 | Money Saving Tips | 6 Comments

Historically, Bohemians refer to the people who lived in the Kingdom of Bohemia, which is now Czech Republic. However, pop culture has changed its meaning in recent years and now refers to those who practice Bohemianism . This is the unconventional lifestyle commonly practiced by artists, writers, musicians, and actors. While living a life of […]

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Frugal or Cheap: Test Your Mindset

Updated: May 30, 2017 | Mindsetting, Money Saving Tips, Personal Finance | 37 Comments

What’s the difference between being frugal and being cheap? Surprisingly, when I asked my friends about this, I got different answers. Furthermore, when I gave them several cases and asked their thoughts if it was a frugal or cheap example, they disagreed on a several points. Today, we’ll define that boundary, which separates the two. […]

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