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!
6 months ago