Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Living Well On Less: 31 Days of Frugal Family Living

I’m pretty excited about this. If you’ve never heard of the #31days challenge before, bloggers take a topic and write about it every day for the month of October. Ok, so it’s enough of a challenge to write about anything every day - but infinitely trickier to write about the same thing every day - for a whole month.

I picked frugal living because it’s very near and dear to my heart right at this moment. My husband is starting a new job this next week, and as a family, we’ll be taking a significant pay cut. To make ends meet, we’ve had to be a lot more intentional about how we spend our money. It doesn’t mean we don’t spend money, and it doesn’t mean we don’t get to spend it on things we enjoy, like coffee. It just means we have to be intentional. We plan. We try our best to execute our plan. We come back and figure out what worked and what didn’t, and make a new plan.

Living frugally doesn’t have to mean constant deprivation. It means spending the necessary money on the absolute essentials, and then planning the rest of your spending on those things that are essential to you and your family.  What’s essential to one person or family might be totally unimportant to another family. The key is to prioritize your spending and try to save money wherever you can, and that’s what we’re going to talk about this month.

This will be the home base for all things “Living Well on Less: 31 Days of Frugal Family Living”. As new posts go up, a link to each post will appear below.

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