Frugality and Facing Your Fears

When I first started on my frugal journey I had to get past quite a few fears and stereotypes that were holding me back, especially after I moved to a new area. You wouldn’t think that frugality would be a scary thing, but sometimes it can be a little frightening, especially if you’ve never had to confront those particular fears before.

My problem came when I had to venture into an unfamiliar and “bad” part of town. I wanted to recycle quite a bit of metal that I knew would bring in some decent money. Unfortunately, the metal recycler isn’t in the best part of town. I’d never been down there before and I was worried and not just a little bit scared about


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3 Responses to Frugality and Facing Your Fears

  1. Cynthia says:

    In fact I think to be frugal is admirable. As far as I’m concerned, to be frugal is not just about saving money. It does mean to live a healthy, relax and economical life.I like to shop online and I often spend money.However I think I’m a frugal person. Why? Because I get things I need with least money in the help of coupons and deals from sites like,,etc. I feel happy and relax,even I spend some money.To recycle is also a frugal way which deserve our admiration.

  2. Very good points! It can also be smart to bring a friend with you if you are leary. Safety in numbers! I often do this when I’m selling things on Craigslist. I just don’t like strangers coming to my house when I’m alone! If I can’t find someone to be at the house with me I will meet the person in a Wal-Mart/McDonalds parking lot where there are a lot of people around.

  3. Great points. As I’ve gotten older, and wee bit wiser, I’ve found some pretty stellar deal and fun thrifty shops with great deals. Nice post.

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