Frugal Living: 53 Ways to Get Started Today

For some of us, frugality comes naturally. But for others, frugal living conjures up images of a miserly, meager existence. No wonder so many tune out when the topic of frugality comes up! 

But what if I told you living frugally doesn’t have to be painful or boring? And—what if I also told you it could bring financial peace, security, and even freedom? It’s true. A frugal lifestyle can provide all this and more. 

In no particular order, here are my 53 favorite frugal living tips to help you save money and spend less. 

Regularly revisit recurring expenses

For example: do you still read that magazine? Could you get away with less mobile data? Revisit your expenses annually (at minimum) plus anytime your needs or life situation changes. 

Shop around and get new quotes

Every year or so, shop around and get two to three new quotes on your recurring expenses. Switching to a competitor or taking advantage of promotions could save you hundreds. 

Ask for loyalty discounts

Call and ask to speak to the retention department. Mention how long you’ve been a customer, then negotiate for a discount or get them to meet (or beat) a competitor’s rate. 

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