Friday, 16 October 2015

The Process of Frugalisation - part 2

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How to become frugal and follow an extremely frugal lifestyle is something I am often asked - how it all started, why I do it and what keeps me pursuing such a lifestyle when I no longer seem to need to do so? Keep pecking away at those debts or adding to the savings, as the freedom to be frugal is well worth it. (Part 1 can be found here.)

Sorry this second part was delayed but I don't exactly work regular hours in a regular place of employment. I'm home based, self employed and slowly developing my frugal kingdom, so it's starting to take me out and about a bit more while preparing for a slight change of direction. Or perhaps it is better said that I'm preparing to add another business venture to my existing writing and publishing work, as I have no intentions of giving that up any time soon.

First of all, I began this lifestyle because I had to - in the grand scale of things, my entire life changed almost overnight and … Read more here

7 comments:

  1. We are completely free of debt, except like you, utilities etc. Of course we can have control over some of them by being careful. Any cash not spent goes into savings at the end of each pay period. Our food/toiletries come to £30 pw for both of us. We eat primarily fruit, vegetables and some meat. Our treat each week takes place on our walking days when we have a pub snack.

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    1. Folks just think I'm some sort of weird and mean control freak because I am so averse to waste but like many others, I got to the stage I was past caring what they thought and just made the most of what I had to do more and more of what I wanted to do. It's amazing how much you can get for how little nowadays and how far you can travel if you are prepared to shop around and carry a back-pack. :)

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  2. Very interesting post, I am going to start reading your blog from the start, are you able to do some posts showing what you eat for £5.00 a week, I have set my self a challenge for spending no more than £100 for shopping this month, but I am struggling with it now.

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    1. I post mostly in www.frugalforums.co.uk where there are individual challenge threads for each category in the budget and for each of the other money challenges we do every year. :)

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  3. Another good one NYK! We really do need to accept where we are and what we've done and then just move forward. Like you I believe that debt is debt - and it should all be gone as soon as possible. Hunkering down and just getting the job done is hard but also very rewarding.
    ~ Pru

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    1. Thanks, Pru, I do find it rewarding seeing the progress made over the years from debt busting to levelling the playing field and then from there to building what will hopefully be a more secure and self-sustainable future. It's sometimes hard to believe some of the past 10 or 15 years and even worse trying to fathom out why we didn't start sooner but waiting for that final penny to drop is what takes the longest, I think. Now it's onwards and upwards, building a frugal empire. I may earn a pittance but oh boy, does that pittance need to work for itself. Hope you are doing well and still enjoying your prudent lifestyle too. :)

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