The simple life is not solely about frugality, but about making wise decisions that allow you to have the things you care about while cutting loose from things that stress you.
Frugality is enjoying the virtue of getting good value for every minute of your life energy and from everything you have the use of.
1. Stay behind the times. Many things such as books, magazines, fashions, music, electronics, and so on become cheaper if you wait.
2. Stop trying to impress other people.
3. Don’t buy prepared food.
4. Call your local store managers to ask if they need help getting rid of damaged produce or day-old bread and pastry.
5. The older secondhand products are often better made.
6. Take care of your health; you will save on doctor bills.
7. Put some money aside. Poor is not simple.
8. Little things add up.
Notes taken from “The Simple Life” edited by Larry Roth