Frugal Friday Tips: Is It Possible to Follow My Passion and Still Make Money?

Frugal Friday Tips: Is it Possible to Follow My Passion and Still Make Money?
Written by Oana Schneider

Hello again, money-savers! Another week passed by, another amazingly interesting articles have been posted online. Out of all the frugal Friday tips out there, we selected 10 that really got our attention. If you’re running out of ideas when it comes to saving money, you may want to read and bookmark this:

I’m sure many of you have been asking yourselves this question. If that is the case, you’ll be glad to know that scientists have discovered just how rewarding it is to invest in something you love doing. And we’re not only talking about money, but also about qualification courses, sleepless nights and the unavoidable stress. In fact, succeeding in doing what you love is almost as intense as love, scientists say. If you want the read the whole answer, provided by a scientist, read the above-mentioned article.

If you have a smartphone but still haven’t heard of these ingenious apps made to save you money, then you really need to pay attention now! And I know what you’re thinking: yes, there is an app that helps you cut back on gas, another one that takes care of your electricity bill and even one that tells you how to maximize your lunch money! For more details, don’t hesitate to read the article and download as many of these apps as you can!

If the most expensive thing you’ve ever owned was your phone and now you’re planning on buying a house, this is one piece of advice that could not come any sooner for you! We know that taking this step seems scary, but there are a few things you can write down ahead of time, like the kind of plan you’re going for (10% down payment? 20% down payment?). Also, this article will help you maximize your income without making you struggle financially. By following these steps, you’ll know if you can afford an expensive house or a fixer-upper. We liked this article so much that we decided to share it with you!

This article really makes you re-think the way you planned your wedding. People generally go for things they like (food, music etc.), forgetting that this is a celebration for everybody. If you want your guests to have a good time without breaking the bank, this article’s got your back! You can start by making your own floral arrangements, for example, and move to baking your own cake. But these are just two examples and it would be a shame not to read the whole article!

The general fear when it comes to trying out freelancing is that nothing good will come of it, that a lot of time will be wasted and so on. If this sounds familiar to you, you may want to click on the above link and read the whole thing. Taking on a freelance job is, in fact, more relaxing than a 9 to 5 one. Plus, the benefits are endless, you can wear anything, you can have as many bad hair days as you want and still get paid. Oh and you can say goodbye to those uncomfortable office suits! But don’t believe me: read the article and you’ll see if I’m right or not!

You can’t really take the little ones to the park when the temperatures are very high, which is why parenting Squad recommends that you invest in a good air conditioning system and a few good board games to keep the little ones busy. And this article explains how to choose games for every age category, the number of players and so on. Plus, you get a brief description of every game, just in case you get curious and want to give it a try. We’ve already made plans for War and Air Hockey, now it’s your turn!

Water Consumption and Lawns – One Hundred Dollars A Month

If you have a garden to maintain, this article is for you! Gardens and lawns need more water during summer, which obviously leads to more money being spent. If that’s one of your concerns as well, One Hundred Dollars A Month has exactly what you need. Get all the tips on how to save water and protect your plants from the heat! Also, you get to hear the author’s story about dealing with burnt-looking grass!

A Simple Way to Beat the Summer Heat – Surviving and Thriving

What’s more refreshing than the story of a pregnant lady walking in the dessert? You, right now, not being pregnant or in the desert! Aside this small story, the article will give you ideas on how to keep cool in this sizzling weather. Plus, a few lucky people will win a Starbucks gift card, so what are you waiting for? Read and sign up for the giveaway!

Our friends at WiseBread thought of something extremely helpful for this time of the year: a way to get rid of those annoying ants that ruin your picnics and outdoor fun. The good thing about this article is that almost all the possibilities explained are eco-friendly, so that no traces of poison remain in your home or backyard. Plus, you won’t have to hire an exterminator ever again, as long as you follow the rules and keep clean everywhere. Ant are attracted by the smell of food, in case you weren’t aware of it. So no more bread crumbs and no more ants! 

 Can Shopping at Costco Save You Money? – One Hundred Dollars A Month

Mavis took on this difficult task of seeing if one could ever live on Costco products without overspending. She’s almost in her 30th week of doing so and so far things seems to go very smooth. If you’re interested in finding out more about her experiment, click on the link below and be amazed! It’s amazing what she can do with $100 a month!

Have other interesting frugal reads? Do share with the rest of us! Let’s talk money or, better put, the way we choose to spend it! Have a great weekend, everyone!

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.


  • These are great links to interesting articles. I’ve bookmarked several, including the one about apps, burnt lawns, and freelancing. Summers here are always hot hot hot, and I’m overdue to read an article that can teach me how to water wisely, with my eye on the budget. I’m sharing the ants article with friends, because we have all kinds here in this area, sugar ants, fire ants, and crazy ants. Thanks for sharing all the great tips and information!

  • Thanks for these tips, they will certainly come in very handy indeed. I am currently looking to buy my first home, so I am definitely going to give that article a read, and fingers crossed it will have some good tips for me. I always love the advice on this website – you’re experts in helping people to save money every day of their lives!

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