How Our Family Handles Our Cheap Lifestyle

As a mom, I am used to my children asking for things. From a young age, kids begin to see candy, toys and clothing they want and feel they need to have. But, because I live frugally, I do not have the option to purchase the items each time we go shopping. I have had to be crafty with my money and teach my children that we cannot have everything we want, when we want it. It was difficult at first, but once I understood how to teach my children about money and spending, they

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What Does Being Frugal Truly Mean?

Ever since I was a child, I have lived a frugal lifestyle. My mother was divorced so she had to raise me and my sister on what she had. This means her very low paying job had to pay for our housing, utility bills, food, water, etc. It was extremely hard on my mother, having to learn how to stretch every penny. Despite not having much as a child, the frugality I saw instilled in me something that I never regret. I know how to save and spend money wisely, something that I hope to

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