Everyday I teach myself how to be more and more frugal.
Truth is times are tough and there was a time in my life when for three years I was super broke and could no longer afford the little and big luxuries that I once did.
Here is my story . . .
Before I became a Frugal Diva, I was a Frugal Lady.
Now let me tell you the difference between the two.
A Frugal Diva is the woman who has experience being frugal, she has mastered the art of frugal. You can not fool her. She remembers the store policies and has a copy of it in her smartphone or in her folder... of her giant super mommy handbag.
A Frugal Lady is one who is shy, she is a newbie to being frugal. She has a coupon in her wallet and if she doesn't she'll buy the item anyway because hey, at least it's 15% off. Where as the Frugal Diva will not stand for it! She has multiple coupons and the store's loyalty/frequent customer/rewards card. To the Frugal Diva the 15% discount is a rip off. There is no way she is going to pay $200 for a coat that she can easily buy at the cheap store in the ethnic-hood for $60. The only reason she is buying it at this department store is because of the style and fit. Sometimes brand names also don't want to go wholesale so they'd rather just sell their merchandise for much less. But be aware and imprint this in your brain:
There are too many responsibilities and being wise about your money is number one!
Stay tuned because from this day forward I will include entries on How to become Frugal.
It's not easy but it will change your life forever!
Psstt.... Here are some videos that will enlighten you:
Economics of the USA
SNAP: Myths & Facts