Saturday, September 30, 2006

What type of frugal are you?

There are many kinds of frugal. There is the stereotypical frugal, you know, the person who enjoys saving money like other people enjoy football. I remember reading a quote from Hillbilly Housewife saying that she liked to pinch pennies until they screamed out for mercy! These people enjoy the challenge of finding the bargain.

I am not one of those people. I like being frugal if and only if it gets me something I want. For instance, we want to take a special vacation next year. We have been planning this vacation for over a year now. I don't mind scrimping now if it means having fun later.

Now, people here are frugal out of sheer necessity. I don't know how they live on so little. Most of them live on about 200 dollars a month.

So, since the Preacher wants a new van, and I don't want to forfeit next year's vacation, I will become a Penny Pincher, Mrs.Scrooge. I'll started re-using my ziploc bags. I'll start hanging out over at Hillbilly Housewife. I will accept all frugal advice:) Let the bargain hunting begin!


Anonymous said...

Lol, I'm only frugal out of necessity - I have weak self-control. Just whatever you do NEVER go shopping hungry, lol. If I go shopping hungry I come home with a large number of food items I really don't need, oh dearie me.

Michelle said...

frugal when I want something, and right now frugal out of necessity! Whew, don't like it one bit!

Bethanie said...

Well we aren't rich so I guess frugal out of necessity. I just want to spend what hubby gives me in the most responsible way I can and I've learned to enjoy it too.
Heres what I do: I get the sale paper and make my list from that. Whatever I can't get on sale I get from save-a-lot or Dollar General. I try to stay around $100-$120. Since hubby only gets paid every 2 weeks, I shop once for the next 2 weeks. I don't buy anything that won't last for 2 weeks. Which means our veggies and fruit are usually frozen or out of a can.