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012 | Living Frugal Frugalwoods | Save 75% Of Your Take Home Pay

Living a Frugal Life is a Powerful FI Tool

  • Liz from Frugalwoods coaches us through the ultimate guide to frugal living
  • The benefits of minimalism and living frugal
  • Frugalwoods family saving 70%+ of their income
  • Their conscious decision in March 2014 to pursue financial independence
  • Entirely possible to pursue living frugal anywhere including large metro cities. In fact these cities may have built in advantages like transportation
  • What is the difference between someone who saves 70%+ and everyone else?
  • First ask ‘where you want to be’
  • Not a sacrifice but a reorientation of how you spend and your priorities
  • The benefits of living frugal: happiness & joy
  • How they actually moved forward in March 2014 with their newly ultra-frugal lifestyle
  • How the Frugalwoods family saves on food & groceries
  • Does it make sense to pay off your mortgage?
  • How they spend nearly $0 on entertainment
  • Bring your own food to work every day and save $20+ per day
  • No car payments & buying used cars
  • Buying nearly everything used
  • No impulse buying – wait 72 hours after you want to make a purchase
  • Embracing imperfection: why & how they cut each other’s hair
  • living frugal can simplify and streamline life
  • The Frugalwoods homestead in Vermont
  • Educating yourself when making a major purchase
  • You don’t need to spend money to be happy: frugal substitutions

Listen to Brad and Jonathan’s thoughts about this episode on the Roundup Episode 12R.

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