How to spell FRUGAL

  • F: Find alternatives for expensive ingredients or purchases.
  • R: Research online before making your purchases for something you want. Is it a NEED or just a WANT?


  • U: Use up what you have already have- Don't WASTE anything!

  • G: Give to receive! Check out, join or start a SWAP GROUP to barter for things you want!

  • A: Always wait a day when you really WANT to purchase something larger. Have you really checked every other option first?

  • L: Learn from others who are smart savers, like parents and often older folks too! And don't forget Thrifty Fun members! Some gems here!

By Donna from NE PA

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August 29, 20120 found this helpful

Too bad that "frugal" doesn't have a "w" in it for "wait" until it goes on sale. Everything goes on sale sooner or later, and it is often possible to save lots of money on things you need just by waiting a short while.

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November 16, 20140 found this helpful

Just want to add what I do. When the urge to buy something from a catalog I go ahead and put everything on the order blank.


Put it in the envelope without a check and wait a day or two until the urge is gone. Have thrown away many orders. Realized that it was not good on the checkbook anyway.

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