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7 Reasons to Be Frugal (Frugal Friday)
Posted By Jessica Fisher On May 30, 2013 @ 7:11 pm In Frugal Friday | 13 Comments
Being frugal isn’t easy, but it is important. Here are seven reasons why you should practice frugality.
As we discussed not too long ago, it can be hard to maintain money-saving stamina . You know that there are greater goals  at hand. You know that spending money wisely will pay off in the long run. You know you are modeling to your kids an understanding  — good or bad — about money.
But, sometimes you want to just throw in the towel, ya know?
In reality, not a lot of people are mindful of money these days. It’s not as common place as it was when our parents or grandparents were young. The abundance of available credit has made us strangers to cold hard cash, saving money, and planning ahead.
My husband chatted with a cable salesperson at Costco the other day. She didn’t know the meaning of frugal. Literally. She didn’t know what the word meant. He had an opportunity to explain to her why he wasn’t interested in that fabulous cable package she was hawking and what the practice of frugality and saving money has done for our family.
The dictionary  defines frugal as:
- economical in use or expenditure; prudently saving or sparing; not wasteful
- entailing little expense; requiring few resources; meager; scanty
While some folks might not even know the meaning of the world, it’s still important for us to practice frugality. Here’s why:
This is Frugal Friday. In an effort to make these weekly financial discussions more interactive, I’m no longer posting a link-up. Feel free to leave a link in the comments. But better yet, chat with us on today’s topic.
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 maintain money-saving stamina: http://lifeasmom.com/2013/05/money-saving-stamina-frugal-friday.html#comments
 greater goals: http://lifeasmom.com/2013/01/frugal-friday-what-will-you-save-for-in-2013.html
 modeling to your kids an understanding: http://lifeasmom.com/2013/05/raising-kids-to-be-mindful-of-money-frugal-friday.html
 The dictionary: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/frugal
 living within your means: http://lifeasmom.com/2009/03/frugal-friday-dont-buy-stuff-you-cant.html
 show your kids how to be good money managers: http://lifeasmom.com/2013/04/allowance-commission-frugal-friday.html
 be ready for a drop in income: http://lifeasmom.com/2013/03/preparing-for-a-furlough-or-other-decrease-in-income-frugal-friday.html
 be generous and give more: http://lifeasmom.com/2013/02/money-giving-and-happiness-frugal-friday.html
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