Frugal Friday Tips: 5 Reasons to Become a Minimalist

Frugal Friday Tips: 5 Reasons to Become a Minimalist
Written by Oana Schneider

Hello, money-savers! What a hard week this has been! Gas prices are low, but bad for the economy, the stock market keeps dropping and the snowstorm took the entire nation by surprise! This being said, saving money is more urgent now that it ever was! 

Read these 10 articles and make your own saving plan before the unexpected makes you empty your pockets:

Making your needs few makes you happier and, no surprise there, richer. Think about it; do you really need 10 pairs of jeans and 10 shirts that look the same? Try to reduce, reuse and recycle as much as you can, cook your own meals and go for good family entertainment instead of fancy and extravagant vacations. This article will tell you all about it!

Not all families have a steady income but this doesn’t mean that the kids have to be deprived of everything they need. This article will show you how to use your imagination to make up for material things that are out of your reach. Start by spending quality time together, and then look for deals on kids’ clothes and school supplies. Read the entire article for more tips!

Should we be happy or sad now that the gas price is so low? Before you say happy, think about how the other items are doing on the market: the food, the salaries and so on. This article will explain to you why low gas prices are hurting your wallet and our entire economy.

It’s time to stock up on goodies for a whole month! Remember to put Valentine’s Day on your shopping list and look for some great presents and use Sarah’s article to look for deals at your local supermarket. Here’s a small tip: don’t buy clothes! The new collections are in, which means the prices are quite steep!

Being in your 20s doesn’t mean you get to carry your backpack around Europe and not worry about a thing in the world. If you want to have a good future and financial stability for the years to come, you need to start prepping! Check out this article, it will help you a lot!

11 Things You Should Never Pay For – Listen Money Matters

You know what they say: the best things in life don’t cost a thing! This is true for 7 items you buy now and shouldn’t, so pay attention! This article will tell you what to replace them with and save money at the same time. Also, it doesn’t hurt to be a little handy and crafty!

Unfortunately, not everybody has a great income and the debt needs to be paid off. If this is the situation you are in, you can check out this article on Well Kept Wallet and “steal” a few ideas. You will learn the true value of your money and deal with financial problems way easier!

The Best 50 Places to Work in 2016 – PopSugar Smart Living

Looking for a new adventure? If your answer is yes, this article will present you with a list of 50 great places to work in 2016, from the financial opportunities to the food served in that area and the tax policies. Check it out!

For those of you who have little kids, saving money for college should already be a big deal. You can save money for college if you start early and the good thing about it is that you only have to put away a small amount of it! Read the article for more cool tips!

If you are a Trader Joe’s fan, this is the article you’ve been waiting for! Read it and find out how to turn a 50% sale into an 80% one with just a few keywords! Pretty interesting, right?

Aim for the best, save as much money as possible and don’t forget to live a little. Have good fun, make memories and everything will turn out great. Have a great week!

About the author

Oana Schneider

Oana Schneider is a published author located in Chicago, Illinois, who currently works for as a communication specialist and blog editor. She writes about lifestyle, family budget, has a degree in Communications and advocates for women’s rights. Her future plans include getting a Labrador and losing a few pounds.


  • I think that the article about 5 financial moves to make in your twenties is one of the best ones to think about – because at this time in our life we all need to think about the future, and plan financially for it. We all need to take responsibility for our own finances, as this gives us the best chance of financial success in the future. There are lessons that we all need to learn for our own good!

  • These are all really great articles for living within your means. This is something that, fortunately, I’ve always done – but have seen so many colleagues fall short.

    “7 Financial Moves to Make in Your 20s” definitely has some great advice, some of which they should teach you in high school. That way you know all about the struggles before you get the chance to mess yourself up with credit card debt. You know, I don’t really recall anyone ever explaining college loans either.

  • I would say I am already living this way. We don’t rush out to buy all the new stuff. I will admit I do have a computer but it really is the only way I can keep up with shows/movies and world news since we have no cable anymore. I did get my first ever high end phone 3 years ago but I will keep this one until it is not working and even then I might switch back to a flip phone. I try to be creative too and think of ways to have free fun at home instead of spending money.

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