What is the Point of Any of This?

This week a friend was forced to stay with us for a few days when her air conditioner broke down. When it’s 110 degrees outside, you have to stay somewhere and she has no family nearby and she couldn’t afford a hotel. While she was here, I had some frugal business to attend to. We went grocery shopping with my coupon stash and my meal plan, I had some canning to do from my garden, I had to clip new coupons and toss the old ones, and I had to shop for some deals on other items. This in addition to all the other frugal things I do on a daily basis such as being careful with electricity and water usage, watering plants from my rain barrel, combining errands to save on gas, not eatin

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12 Responses to What is the Point of Any of This?

  1. Jennifer ~ Well said! Great column!

  2. NJDebbie says:

    You nailed it! I stress this to my children all the time and they are only 20 and 16 years old. Frugality= flexibility.

  3. midman says:

    This is an excellent article. I was just thinking about this the other day and this summed it up very well!

  4. Rick says:

    Great points ;-)

  5. Diane says:

    Great post. The point is to save where you can, so you can spend where you want to or when you need to.

    I’ve got to wonder if she ‘got it’ after that explanation…

  6. Breton Wench says:

    My friend had to put a brand new $4,500 air conditioner and installation on her credit card. Her interest rate is probably north of 20%. She will be paying for this problem for a long, long time.

    Ouch, that bit really hurts !

  7. rob62521 says:

    Hopefully you drove home your point. Great article and well said!

  8. larabelle says:

    Great column!!! Thanks you said it all. :)

  9. Lilian says:

    Great point.Learning to be frugal too!!

  10. Nancy says:

    Great article! Frugality is freedom. Being frugal allows you the opportunity to decide how to spend your hard earned money instead of being driven by necessity, as is the case with your “friend”.

  11. Ryckman says:

    Outstanding article!!

  12. whitewater30 says:

    Great Article. Frugality = flexibility = financial freedom

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