Frugal Friday Tips: Can I Retire Yet?

Frugal Friday Tips: Can I Retire Yet?
Written by Oana Schneider

Hello, money-savers! How was Halloween for you? Any of you guys got walnuts instead of jawbreakers? Remember: there’s always next year, so do not despair!

We are currently in between holidays, which means that we have a little time to save money, which is why we composed a list of 10 great reads that will help you do just that and manage your finances a little bit better. This being said, check out our frugal Friday tips:

This article is great, especially for those who live and breathe flea markets, garage sales and so on. First of all, some of these items should only be bought new for safety reasons, which is no little thing.

Secondly, most of them are not worth the money when purchased from a thrift store, because they either break down in a few days or require a lot or maintenance work. Read the entire article and learn how to look for good merchandise and when to just splurge on a brand-new item.

This article is just in time for those of you planning their holidays and gift list in advance. If you happen to have women in their 20s among your friends and family, you can choose one of these 20 suggestions that are clearly affordable, cool and very age-appropriate.

And no, it’s not a good idea to think about you at that age, because time s change and so does fashion. For instance, you can’t go wrong with an animal-print scarf. For more ideas, read the whole article.

What a great article! If you have a large family or just small children at home, this article is for you! It offers ideas on what to buy, where from and at what price, which is more than useful. But here’s the thing: you don’t just get money-saving tips, but actual deals, discounts and offers to hunt for this November.

All you need from toys, appliances, furniture to groceries and clothes for the entire family. And how could we forget Thanksgiving? If you’re in need of napkins, decorations or tableware, this article will tell you where to find the most affordable prices, so bookmark the article and even take notes if you need to!

When it comes to money, many couples face difficult situations. Not all of us understand money the same way and while some of us are always looking for a great bargain, other people would just like to buy fewer but better-quality products.

No matter what the situation in your couple is, you need to discuss about the money factor, about your financial future and the best retirement plan. If you can’t see eye to eye on any of these matters, you may need to put in some extra work. This article will tell you just what and how to approach things when it comes to financial disagreements.

This article refers to a way of working less time per day without damaging your finances which, let’s face it, it’s everyone’s dream since the beginning of time.

One idea would be to go into freelancing and thus becoming your boss, but if you really aren’t the most responsible individual out there, there are a few other things you can do, thankfully. Daily Worth will guide you through your options and help you choose the one that suits you and your needs the most.

It’s never too early to start thinking about your retirement, so you better listen up! Of course, you can go for a different retirement plan, but most US citizens choose the 401k.

For those of you pondering the same option, this article will be a true blessing since it explains thoroughly what to expect from this retirement plan, how to manage it, while also revealing its pros and cons. It will also help you put things in perspective, helping you have a more realistic approach to the money you currently make.

In need of a second job? This article if for you, then! There are many side jobs that pay pretty decently, so why not look into this? First of all, we recommend that you try asking for a raise, because although they pay great, side jobs are exhausting and can have serious effects on your life.

However, if the money is a huge necessity and you desperately need a side job, there are 21 options to choose from, according to The Penny Hoarder. You might have to work between 2 and 6 more hours a day, which will hardly leave any room for other activities and…well, life!

Sarah Titus has a great approach to shopping, especially because she understands the true value of money. For instance, she knows that it’s better to buy an item that’s better quality and higher in price than two very cheap and easily damaged items.

Also, we love the fact that she has a list of things she would never in a million years spend money on! And honestly, we should all start thinking like her and refuse to take the easy way out instead of making things with our own hands. This article will be an eye-opener for many of you, we promise that!

We totally agree with this article, life without a TV device is better, happier and you become more productive! So, if you have a hard time turning off the TV, Frugal Rules has 11 other options for you, just so that you have something to replace your TV with.

For instance, you could go out more, take longer walks, even indulge in amateur photography. Plus, this time of the year is perfect for outdoor activities, even if it’s a little colder outside. Could you give up watching TV for a whole week?

Can I Retire Yet? – Well Kept Wallet

Here’s an interesting question: how do I know when I made enough money to last me for the rest of my life? First of all, there are many articles on how to retire by 35, 40 and so on, but these people have been working really hard and managing their income very drastically before reaching that age, so may want to keep that in mind.

This article will explain just how and when to retire, based on your monthly income, taxes, spending and financial perspectives. You can retire young and live modestly for the rest of your life, or retire old and see the world. In the end, it’s all up to you, but you better read this article before making any important decisions!

Are you all excited for Thanksgiving? What are you most looking forward to? Do you go out or celebrate at home with your family?

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 enjoyed the article about side jobs that pay more than $20 an hour, because this is something that I am looking into at the moment. I know that I would like to earn a little more money but whilst being able to stay in the job that I’m doing now, and by doing a side job I will be able to do this. $20 is a great amount to earn from an extra job, so this is certainly something that seems great to me at the moment.

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