Controlling your spending is hard to do. On every episode of Frugal Friends, we'll try to help you gain a little more control on one aspect of the countless directions your money is being pulled toward through frugality and a few laughs. If you're trying to save money, spend less, adopt minimalism, pay off debt or reach financial independence, we think you'll like the show.
The idea of increasing our earnings each month sounds fantastic, but what if our day jobs sap all of our time an energy?! In this episode we explore some side hustle options that require minimal effort but maintain decent pay-outs. Skip the online surveys and check out this episode!
'Tis the season for parties, get-togethers, and hosting! While we've already explored frugal gift ideas, black Friday, + holiday fun; today we talk about entertaining. Having others over to our homes is not only daunting at times, but let's face it; EXPENSIVE! Of course, some of us relish the opportunity to provide an enjoyable experience in our homes, while other's of us don't even know where to start! The good news is, having get-togethers can be more attainable and far more budget friendly than we thought!
Goal setting; we all know we should do it, but what makes it so difficult to take this first step? Maybe we don't believe it works, or maybe it's the fear of failure - no matter the reason it remains true that if we don't know where we are going, any road will get us there. Join us in our discussion with Brian from SAVVI financial about the importance of goal setting and how to do it in a way that makes sense to YOU!
Paying off debt is a BIG and worthwhile goal, but why does it seem like we are making zero progress at times?! On today's episode we talk through the reasons why paying down debt can seem insurmountable, and the ways to break down the barriers to see real progress fast!
We all know there are so many resources out there that can help us save AND make money, but how we do find them?! It can be difficult to weed through the internet and find the apps and websites that are actually worth our time. On this episode, we do the heavy-lifting for you! We've got a curated list (with commentary of course :)) on the best apps out there to help you make the most of time, energy, and money!
We're all about cutting expenses, especially the major ones! And what better way to reduce costs than by getting someone else to pay your mortgage?! We're talking about house hacking, and we have Craig Curelop, author of "The House Hacking Strategy" on the show to talk about how he reduced his housing costs, and how you can too!
We love food! And if you haven't noticed yet, we love talking about food! It's even better when we can make and eat good food for a reasonable amount of money! On this episode we give you our favorite food blogs + recipes... award show style. Listen in to find out who wins each category of our Frugal Friends Foodie Awards!
Have you ever considered taking extreme measures to pay down debt or save money? Have thoughts of tiny living ever entered your mind? Do you wonder what it would be like to live in a small space? We've considered it all and Jill is here to tell you about it! She's currently living in a 170sq. ft. trailer and previously lived in a motorhome and now we're finally letting her share all the insight about the pros and cons and how to do it right!
There's all kinds of things we tell ourselves about money and our financial situations, but not all of them are true! We're thrilled to have Rob Berger on the show, author of "Retire Before Mom and Dad" to dispell some common myths about money, break down the barriers between us+our goals, and set our perspectives right!
Episode 4 of In Front of Two Mics! We took advantage of cameras at FinCon19 (annual conference) and recorded some quick bonus episodes! In this final installment we do a quick overview of our very first episode, "Frugality 101".
We took the opportunity to record at FinCon 2019 in D.C. and answered all of your most pressing questions! Our frugal friends community asked some great questions, and while Jen encouraged people to 'get weird' you all kept it classy and we appreciate that :)
Episode 3 of In Front of Two Mics! We took advantage of cameras and mics at #FinCon19 (an annual conference for money nerds) and recorded a quick bonus episode! Listen in as we go off the rails and talk about what we like to spend money on!
FOOD! We love it, but it's one of the biggest budget challenges we face each month. But what if we could reduce our spending and save more money by cutting costs on food? We're challenging all of us (including ourselves!) to cook at home by dispelling some myths about home cooking and providing some tips on how to do this with ease! Join in and share your own progress!
It's one thing to be frugal when living on 2 incomes and splitting expenses, but how can we achieve financial goals on just 1 income? We're thrilled to have Budget Girl (Sarah Wilson) on the show sharing her story of debt-payoff, budgeting, and stretching her dollar - proving to us all that financial goals can be achieved on even the tiniest of salaries! Whether you are single, a single-income family, or still interested in learning more ways to reduce expenses and save money - this one's for you!
Episode 2 of In Front of Two Mics! We took advantage of cameras and mics at #FinCon19 (an annual conference for money nerds) and recorded a quick bonus episode! Listen in as we talk about our biggest frugal fails!
Lots of people are jazzed up about financial independence and retiring early (FIRE for short) and while this seems amazing and daunting all at once, we want to take a frugal look at this concept! Join us as we explore the basics of being on FIRE and some of the pros and cons of this movement.
When it comes to side hustles, flipping is certainly one to consider! Flipping does require a keen eye and some occasional DIY skills, but can be a great way to earn some extra cash and fulfill some of those 'shopping urges'! On this episode we explore the best places to buy, sell, and what to look for to get the best return on your money!
Travel! For many of us, it's what we look forward to, work for, and talk about; AND unfortunately it can also be what propels us into debt. We know some people get to see the world on very few dollars; so we talked with Lee Huffman from the We Travel There podcast to pick his brain on travel hacking and how even the most inexperienced can do it!
Groceries are one of our biggest monthly expenses, so it makes sense that we want to cut costs and save money where possible; while still eating well of course! Beyond clipping coupons and shopping discount grocers, we learned that tracking sales cycles can be a big money saver! Listen in as we chat about shopping in season and staying on top of discounts.
Minimalism is not just about how much stuff you own, in fact it's hardly about stuff! Minimalism certainly boasts clean open spaces, but how might these concepts permeate other aspects of our frugal lives? On this episode we're exploring how minimalism might impact the way we approach our daily lives and schedules and how this too might assist us in obtaining our financial goals and ultimately creating a fulfilling lifestyle!
We all know it's a good idea to start saving money when we're young, but in what other ways should we be making the most of our youth? Robert Farrington answers this question as he explores this concept of 'front loading' our lives and encourages young people to capitalize on the energy, capacity, and ability to risk-take when we're younger in order to experience greater financial freedoms and benefits later in life.
Housing is one of our biggest expenses in life, and oftentimes we’re not asking the right questions to determine the best and most affordable living solutions! There are great arguments on both sides for renting vs. buying and we explore it all to help you determine what’s right for you! In this episode we’re taking a look at the the factors to consider when buying, the benefits of renting, whether we should be focused on paying off debt or investing, and a few alternative housing ideas!
It's that time of year again! Dreaded for students, anticipated for parents; but something we can all rally behind is not wanting to overspend on back to school supplies! It seems the lists get longer and longer each year, so we’re talking about how we can send kids back to school prepared without breaking the bank. And to top it off we have Allison from Inspired Budget co-hosting the show and giving her expert knowledge as a personal finance writer AND a fellow teacher! Don’t miss it!
This one is a long time in the making, but we are delighted to have Chris Browning from the Popcorn Finance podcast on the show! Chris has a lot of great insight when it comes to personal finance and becoming debt free, and we admire him even more for sharing with us how he and his wife paid off $27K of credit card debt! We talk a lot about paying off student loan debt on the show, so we're excited to bring some hope to our fellow frugal friends who are facing this sort of debt and provide hope for freedom through hearing Chris' story!
There are many budgeting techniques out there but today we're taking a look at the envelope system. It's an extra special episode as we have THE Allison Baggerly from Inspired Budget acting as co-host while Jen is on maternity leave! Allison and her family have actually used the envelope system for years and she brings a helpful perspective to this topic! Many of us have 'cut our teeth' in budgeting by using the envelope system and still more have fallen off the wagon - but let's talk about how might make this practical method work for us!
Setting and achieving financial goals is all fun and games, but what about if your spouse is not on board? Embracing frugality, much like minimalism, can't be forced on others - but there are ways to negotiate and become unified on this journey toward financial freedom! Join us as we look at some basic tips to help open the lines of communication and seek common ground regarding finances and important money decisions!
Many of us have never considered approaching this topic of finances with our parents, and for those who have, it can still make us want to run for the hills! It's the second most potentially awkward and dreaded conversation right next to 'the talk' you received as an adolescent, but no less important! Thankfully, we have Cameron Huddleston, personal finance expert+author, on the show to discuss how to have these crucial conversations and the importance of opening this dialogue before it's too late. Cameron shares her own insight and experience, and even some cautionary tales to motivate us to do the hard, but valuable thing!
Now that we've de-cluttered and minimized our homes, it's time to simplify our digital lives! Beyond deleting files from your computer, we also talk about being more mindful about how we are spending our time and money online. Mindless technology use can lead to mindless spending so let's talk digital minimalism!
School's out, sun's out...now what? If you're like us summertime means a lot more get-togethers, vacations, day trips, and activities - but how do we make the most of summer without blowing our budgets? On this episode we talk all about frugal ways to enjoy the summer along with some of the pitfalls and misguided tips for saving money during this season.
We know minimalism and simplicity have great benefits for our lives, but knowing where to start or how to achieve this lifestyle can be daunting! Thankfully Courtney Carver, author of Soulful Simplicity and creator of the minimalist fashion challenge #Project333 breaks it down for us on this episode! Courtney shares her own minimalist journey and offers a great way to approach simplicity with your wardrobe!
It’s important to have friends - especially when setting and reaching goals. Our friends can either support us or derail us, and while we would never advocate kicking anyone to the curb - we will give tips on how to surround yourself with a community that will assist you on this frugal journey!
Believe it or not SOMETIMES the most frugal option is the more expensive option! Today we talk about the areas where it's worth spending more because of the savings it could provide in the long run. We also discuss some common frugal tips that are misleading at best, and usually not worth following!
Saving for kids' college is an admirable goal, but can sound overwhelming and expensive! On this episode, Abby Chao from College Backer talks candidly about why to save, when to save, how much to save, and where to save! Whether you have no kids, young kids, or even kids already in college Abby offers great tips and hope that it's never to late to save for college!
We've all been there - whether in our financial journey, or other life circumstances - we reach a point of low motivation or down-right discouragement and we want to just give up! In this episode we talk about this very real feeling and some practical ways to overcome this barrier, regain will power, and press forward! Whether you've been there, or are there right now this one's pivotal to consider in our frugal lifestyles!
Having a hobby is crucial to the frugal lifestyle - it can provide rest, encourage creative, foster community, keep us from wasting our time + money on less important activities and so much more! BUT hobbies can also be expensive! On this episode we discuss how to enjoy a hobby with breaking the bank, and how to find a frugal hobby if you are still clueless in this domain!
Paying off debt is a big (and worthwhile) goal, but what can be done when we have other financial goals we want to be pursuing as well? On this episode we talk with Erin Lowry from Broke Millennial about what it can look like to balance paying down debt while also investing. Theres a lot to consider in this topic, but we’re excited to pick Erin’s brain and share her insight here!
We have been your Frugal Friends for one whole year now (ahh!) and what better way to celebrate than to talk about YARD SALES!? It's one of our favorite topics AND activities, and today we're talking about how to make the most of your 'yard-saling' (that's right we made it a verb) experience! Whether you are going to yard sales, or hosting a yard sale, we've got some good tips for you!
Homesteading is becoming more and more appealing , especially in the world of frugality, but what can be done for those of us who don't sit on property or don't plan to invest in land? Have no fear! Homesteading is not just about having a vegetable garden, it's also a way of life with many practices that can be incorporated even into tiny or urban living situations!
Student loan forgiveness - we've all heard about it, but is it real?! In this episode we chat with Travis Hornsby from Student Loan Planner about all things student loan forgiveness, plus some tips we are sure you have never heard of before! We shared some laughs and received from invaluable tips and knowledge on this very important, and sometimes overwhelming topic! Have a listen!
It's one of the most important days of your life, but that doesn't mean you have to spend your (or your parents!) entire life savings! We're following up our Part 1 episode on ceremonies (ep. 6) with what you need to know to plan a killer reception and honeymoon without emptying that bank account, or worse, collecting debt!
Frugality pairs nicely with many things, including environmental friendliness! Practicing good stewardship of resources is something us frugal folks have been doing for ages. Whether going 'green' is something you strive for or not, today we dive into how being frugal has some great environmental perks and why us frugal people can feel even more assured in our lifestyle.
We know the benefits of minimalism and how it fits so nicely into a frugal lifestyle, but can minimalism be achieved in the kitchen also? Today we talk with Kristin Marr from Live Simply about how to achieve a 'capsule pantry'. From how to identify the essentials, to shopping and stocking - Kristin gives some great insight into the most important part of a home; the kitchen!
Warehouse clubs, the only place you can go to purchase your chicken, your wedding ring, your outdoor furniture, AND your underwear all under one roof! While it can be great to score some savings on toilet paper, today we explore the pros and cons of warehouse club shopping and how to determine if they provide the best frugal options for you!
Negotiating; some people love it - others hate it. Either way, it can be a great frugal skill for lowering bills, scoring deals, getting out of late fees, OR just enjoying some Saturday morning yard sales!
We love to have guests on the show and today is no exception! We have THE Mrs. Frugalwoods (A.K.A. Elizabeth Thames), author and blogger on everything frugal+sustainable. AND since Jen is currently pregnant, we seized the opportunity to ask Mrs. Frugalwoods about pregnancy and parenting the frugal way. Let's just say she did not disappoint! Check it out!
Simple, DIY, Low-cost - these words are music to our frugal ears! We're excited to talk about how frugality can intersect with all aspects our lifestyles, including the way we clean! There's more to know about cleaning products than we ever thought - but have no fear - we've got all the do's and don'ts of DIY cleaning products you need to know! Whether you clean often or you can't remember the last time you swept your floors, there's some good stuff in this episode!
The frugal life is not just about spending less, it is also about financial responsibility and planning well for those beautiful financial goals we know you all have! In this episode we get back to the basics, and talk about those fundamental aspects of personal finance; where you should be focusing your time, energy and resources to make the most of your life and earnings! Whether you are completely clueless on the things you 'should' know, or you need a refresher course on 'the big picture' - this one's for you!
Today we’ve got Andy Hill from the [Marriage Kids & Money] podcast talking with us about how he and his wife PAID OFF THEIR MORTGAGE! Lots of people consider themselves debt-free even prior to paying off their house, but not Andy! Paying off a mortgage early is quite the under-taking and requires a great deal of determination, but Andy tells us how they made it happen! Andy gives us tips on how to pay off your house and be real-deal debt-free! Listen in!
We've all seen them on TV - holding up the line, filling their carts, handing over coupons, and walking out of the store having only spent .10 cents! While there is some reality to the crazy deals people can get through extreme couponing - today we'll take a tempered approach and see what us frugal folk can glean from this practice. Join us as we talk about what's worth couponing and what we should leave for TV entertainment. A.K.A. couponing for 'normal' people!
Today we’ve got Amanda Walker from the "Feel Amazing Naked" podcast. Amanda is a health and fitness coach who is also passionate about budgeting and paying off debt! We thoroughly enjoyed asking Amanda all the questions and getting inspired to leave behind our lame excuses for not taking care of our bodies! Amanda has so many great tips and an amazing perspective - we're confident you will enjoy her as much as we did!
The 'KonMari method' has quickly become a buzz word in the world of minimalism, so it's only fitting that we explore topic further! Today we talk about what the KonMari method is, the benefits and pitfalls, and how this might help you on your journey with frugality. Whether you are familiar with the concept or not, and whether or not you want to 'pet' your things and 'thank' them before discarding them - this episode is offers a balanced perspective for you!
Minimalism isn't just for your closets - the concepts can also be applied to your finances! Today we're talking about how to budget, and how to find a budgeting method that works for you, even if you're a frugal minimalist! There is no 'one-size-fits-all' when it comes to budgets and our mantra is 'freedom', so skip the guilt trips and shame sessions and tune in to receive permission to find what works for you!
We’ve got Merilee from Easy Budget (instagram sensation!) on the podcast today. She and her family have used Dave Ramsey’s baby steps - with their own modifications - to pay off $52,000 of debt. Merilee talks candidly with us about her debt free journey and ways we can all experience freedom even in the process of obtaining financial independence!
It's crunch time people! For those exchanging gifts this season, we got you covered. Today we are talking about some free, or at least frugal, gift ideas! From quick and easy, to thoughtful and genuine; you can engage in this season of giving without sacrificing your budget.
'Tis the Season to be frugal (and jolly)! If you're trying to embrace this season without breaking the bank, you have friends in us! In this episode we're talking about how to have some frugal Christmas fun. From participating in traditions, to developing new ones; we explore all the ways to be festive, enjoy time with friends and family, and take advantage of all that the holiday's have to offer while still sticking to those financial goals!!
We are beyond thrilled to be speaking with Joshua Becker, author of "The More of Less", on the podcast today! Joshua is a speaker, blogger, author, and expert on the topic of minimalism and he shares with us his own minimalist journey. We also talk about Joshua's book, tips for those desiring a minimalist lifestyle, where to get started, how to do this with a family, and the deeper discoveries minimalism affords us. THIS is the episode you don't want to miss!
FREE; it's our favorite four letter word! Even better than spending less, is spending nothing - and today we're talking about how you can get everything you need for free! From 'buy nothing' groups, swaps, time banks, freecycle, and Craigslist - there are plenty of options for finding resources and items you want without spending a dime. Join us as we explore all the ways we can experience the joy of free!!
To shop or not to shop? Black Friday offers all sorts of promises, but can they be trusted? In this episode we explore the pros, cons, and alternatives to Black Friday shopping. Whether you shop for bargains, to maintain tradition, or choose to refrain altogether - we have tips and suggestions for you!
Today we talk with Andrew Wang from the Inspired Money podcast about all things investing! Andrew works as a financial planner and managing partner at his families firm, and he gives us all the details on making wise financial investment decisions, and how to make the most of your money even as a frugal investor. Whether you are knee deep in debt pay-off and have little clue about investment, or you have a fully functional understanding of your investment options, this episode is for you!
Libraries aren't just for 6-inch voices and frail librarians anymore! Upon closer inspection, there is quite a lot to be gained from these community establishments. Beyond lending books, most libraries have a plethora of additional (FREE!!) resources and events just waiting to be discovered. Join Jill in being shocked by all libraries have to offer!
They have a reputation for being 'shady' and there's the unfortunate play on words that TV shows love to exploit - but for the frugal shopper - pawn shops shouldn't be ignored! Today we discuss some of the highlights of these hidden gems and how to be a shrewd & savvy shopper in these secondhand establishments. We explore this topic from the perspective of the consumer and share our own areas of novice and expertise while also reviewing some common pitfalls. If you have frequented pawn shops, or have never stepped foot in one - this episode's for you!
We are so excited to have Jess Dang, the Founder of Cook Smarts on the podcast today! After experiencing health complications of her own, Jess desired to provide a useful service to others that may be experiencing difficulty in meal planning, and finding recipes to suite their dietary needs. Jess gives us a behind the scenes look at CookSmarts, and shares some expert frugal tips for meal planning, eating at home, and improving your kitchen skills!
We all have some sort of care routine; whether its just brushing your teeth in the morning, or an all out 2 hour event prior to leaving the house - it would be great to spend less regardless. In this episode we explore some frugal alternatives to skin-care routines, and cosmetics. We even find that the frugal options are not only better for your wallet, but also better for your health and the environment! Listen in to find what we learned!
Extra jobs, gigs, supplemental income, passive income - however you want to define - we're all talking the same thing: side hustles. While it's not necessary to have a side hustle to be frugal, they can certainly help in the "debt-pay-off-and-other-financial-goals" journey! In this episode we look at the most (and least) lucrative side hustles, discuss realistic expectations, things to consider when taking on extra work, and our own experiences with side hustles. Having more money would be great, but how do we do this with the least amount of time investment, and the highest financial return? Listen in!
Keeping up with repairs and maintenance of our homes can be costly! And the issues always arise at the worst possible times! Today we look at what the internet has to say about economical ways to tackle home repair projects, while also sharing our personal experience. We even discuss the ‘tools’ every home should have. No matter your level of ‘handiness’, frugality can intervene.
We are so excited to have Cait Flanders, author of "The Year of Less", on the podcast today! Cait underwent a two-year shopping ban that changed not just her finances, but her life. Cait is here on the podcast to tell us more about her experience, and give tips to others considering a lifestyle change.
We all want to enjoy quality time with our significant other, but how can we do this on a budget?! Today we’re talking about nurturing our relationships and our bank accounts. We search the internet, and discuss our own tips on getting out (or staying in!) to enjoy fun and memorable dates with your love!
In this episode we’re talking about minimalism and it’s part in frugality. You don’t have to be a minimalist to be frugal - but you might find that as you buy less and place less value in stuff you cultivate your own definition of minimalism.
It is Jen’s one year debt free-iversary so it's only fitting that we celebrate, and talk about what life looks like after becoming debt-free! From credit card bills to student loans to car payments; debt comes in many shapes and sizes and paying it off is a lofty and noble goal, but requires hard work and laser focus. In this episode Jen talks about what it's like to lift your head up from accomplishing this singular goal, and the difficulties in finding a new rhythm while identifying and naming new (and often diverse) financial goals. Even if you are still in your debt pay-off journey, you don't want to miss this episode!
Paying off debt, saving money, or reaching other financial goals may seem impossible when you have children - but on this episode Allison from Inspired Budget proves to us it's not! Allison talks candidly about how she and her husband paid off 6 figures of debt with babies in tow. Listen in for some useful and tangible tips to help you on your frugal and debt-free journey!
Before the frugal journey, comes the "why" that propels it all. It is different for each of us, but there needs to be a reason behind the unusual frugal lifestyle we choose! Today we discuss our "why's" and help you define yours.
Today we dive deep into meal planning. We cover the "how to's" of meal planning and meal prep, the "why's" behind it, what to do when meal prep is not a possibility, freezer meals, and planning around grocery flyers and sales. For some, meal planning and prep is a life goal, and for others this process is a walk in the park; but for all of us who desire to live a frugal lifestyle it is an important aspect of our journey! So let's figure out a system that works for us!
We all want our home to be a place where we can relax, enjoy family time, and entertain others; but how do we create a beautiful and functional environment without breaking the bank? Today we look to the internet and Jill's personal expertise on interiors to bring you some top notch tips on uniquely decorating your space the frugal way!
In this episode we talk with Amanda from Debt Free in Sunny CA about her massive $133,763 debt pay-off! Amanda and her husband paid off over $133,000 of debt in 43 months and became debt free just a few short weeks ago on July 5th 2018. During that time she started the #debtfreecommunity on Instagram that has become a safe haven for others paying off debt.
Ugh student loans. Let's all have a collective, frustrated sigh. Even for the most debt averse people, student loans are often still a part of the equation. SO, let's talk about getting rid of those loans!! This episode explores ways to save on student loans, refinancing, loan forgiveness programs, and straight up lifestyle changes to help get rid of student debt fast! We're glad you're here and we're excited to have frugal friends in this debt-free journey!
With healthcare costs rising we thought it only fitting to talk about frugal ways to approach caring for yourself. We cover healthcare sharing, HSAs, ways to maintain health, acupuncture, glasses/contacts, teeth cleanings and more! We know it's a frustrating and sometimes boring topic but we promise to bring some lighthearted humor and invaluable tips for this necessary issue.
It’s July and we’re in the throws of summer travel, so it's only fitting for us to talk about adventurous frugality! We covered saving on plane tickets in episode 7 so hopefully you already have that one figured out! In this episode we move on to discuss keeping costs low while on vacation. Here's to enjoying life without breaking the bank!
In this episode we tackle a subject that is a bit beyond our expertise, BUT frugality can be applied to all areas of life; including cars!
We talk car maintenance, purchasing, and overall approach to vehicles that can reorient how we view transportation, while also exploring some ways to save money in the process!
We could tell you how to save on insurance or at the car lot but frugality isn’t just about saving money. It’s essentially about making fully informed purchases.
Today on the Frugal Friends Podcast we do something very new and exciting by hosting a guest! You don't want to miss this interview with Joel Larsgaard from the Pour not Poor podcast. In addition to hosting a podcast about craft beer and personal finance with his friend Matt, he also works as a radio and web producer for money saving guru, Clark Howard so he has a lot of tips for saving money to share with us!
That's right - Jen and Jill like to go out to eat too! Believe it or not, you can eat at restaurants and still be frugal! In this episode, the frugal friends bring you the best the internet and life experience has to offer regarding dining out without destroying those financial goals.
It’s summer! Therefore - we're traveling! In this episode, Jen and Jill actually sit in the same room and discuss how to score inexpensive tickets on flights. Personal experiences are shared and new insights from the internet are discovered. If you ever plan on flying, you don't want to miss this episode!
Jen and Jill talk wedding ceremonies - specifically the most expensive parts including; rings, dress, venue, flowers, and photographer. Of course, the internet is roped into the conversation and the Frugal Friends dialogue about key tips to saving money on 'the big day'. The Friends even share their own frugal fails, so you don't have to make the same mistakes! Stay tuned for 'Part II' where the Frugal Friends will explore frugal ways to throw a killer reception!
Phone, utility, and internet bills are just a few of the dreaded expenses covered on this week's frugal episode. It doesn't have to all be doom and gloom though, as we search the internet and weed through what's useful and what's not when it comes to saving money on bills. We even learned a few things about ceiling fans along the way! Get pumped.
The Frugal Friends take a look at the fundamental need and expense of shelter! In this episode Jill shares her adventures in non-traditional housing solutions and Jen talks house hacks and how she uses her home as income property. A number of internet articles are explored and the pros and cons of renting versus buying are equitably discussed.
The Frugal Friends discuss FOOD! Jen and Jill turn to the internet to see what others have to say about saving money on food, reducing waste, and still maintaining a healthy diet. Of course, the organic debate does come up; but thank you Aldi for not polarizing us!
We discuss one of our most basic needs and how to spend and save smartly on our clothing. Beyond the purchase of clothing, the Frugal Friends also explore proper care, and maintenance to increase the longevity of our clothing.
In this episode, we (Jen and Jill) introduce the Frugal Friends Podcast, share a bit about ourselves, and a lot about frugality.
We're excited to create a platform for sharing and learning together on this frugal journey!
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