Frugal Living Tips
With gas prices quickly rising along with everything else while your income stays the same many people have started to look up ways to live frugally and make more out of less.
Today we are going to discuss a couple of ways to make a frugal living while also bettering your quality of life.
Cut the cable on cable
With the advent of internet streaming via services like iTunes, Netflix, and Hulu it is hard to justify the cost of cable anymore. If you take a look at statistics you will see that the average person spends more time surfing the internet than watching TV. Paying for cable is no longer justified given the average amount of time people watch cable TV now a days (and no, turning on the TV so you don’t feel alone in the house does not count as watching TV). Use the money you saved from no longer paying for cable and put it into a mutual fund account where it will be worth substantially more in a few years.
Pack your own lunch
If you find yourself eating out everyday during your lunch break then you’re spending more than you should on food daily. Most food you get from eating out is high in calories and lot of it isn’t good for you. Packing your own lunch is a good way to live frugally and better your nutrition at the same time. Even if packing your own lunch is more expensive than the dollar menu at McDonalds we recommend doing it. Staying healthy and eating healthy is one of the best tips to make a frugal living.
Walk or bike when possible
If your job is nearby your house you might want to consider walking or biking to work every morning instead of wasting gas by driving there. Walking is a good way to relieve stress and feel energized which are two things that will really set the mood for the rest of your work day. If neither walking or biking to work is possible then you might want to consider buying a small electric scooter. Scooters are typically not that expensive and a lot run on electricity alone.