When you live a cheap lifestyle, many people just think you are cheap and hoarding your money. While some may understand your way of living, others may look down upon you or have trouble understanding your way of thinking. You can get people to embrace your lifestyle by showing how you save money as well as sharing your goals as to what you plan on doing with the money you save.
Coupons, Coupons, Coupons
One way I live cheaply is to use coupons. I am able to save a ton on my food purchases as well as health and beauty items. Whenever I show people how I use coupons to save money, they are simply amazed. Many items I am able to get for free, which most people think is impossible. But it’s not! I love taking disbelievers on trips to the store to show how I use coupons to save money and then they want to become cheap themselves, using coupons to save!
Sharing my Goals
I have several goals when it comes to living cheaply. First, I want to pay off my existing home. I work hard to make sure I can pay more than my house payment, by taking money that would otherwise be used for groceries or clothing items. Once I have paid off my home, I will be able to sell and then build a home on land I own. I share this information with my friends so they can see that I am not just living cheaply because I do not want to spend money, I am doing so to reach an end goal. This does not mean that once the goal is met I will stop saving money. I love living cheaply and will continue to do so for years to come!
Sharing is Caring
I feel that if I share how to save money with others, they will see the many benefits that can exist with sharing. I want others to be able to make goals and meet them, simply by spending money in a different way. By starting with just considering your spending habits, you can spend less and use the money you have to create a savings account. This savings account can be used for anything you like; a rainy day, vacation or even retirement. Be smart with your money. Realizing that living cheaply is not so bad can help you to enjoy your life more, having time with friends and family, making memories that will last a lifetime!