What is frugality? Frugality is…

What is frugality?

Frugality is living below your means.

Frugality is walking or biking to grocery stores instead of driving.

Frugality is growing your own vegetables and herbs.

Frugality is buying long lasting memories and experiences instead of depreciating things.

Frugality is driving the car for many years instead of changing the car every other year.

Frugality is asking if you really need this item at least twice before purchasing.

Frugality is parking 2 streets away from the final destination for free instead of paying for $30 onsite parking fee.

Frugality is walking or biking to everywhere, whenever possible.

Frugality is spending less money yet still have the same life experience.

Frugality is spending on quality items, not cheap low quality items.

Frugality is looking after your health and eating nutritious meals.

Frugality is cooking your own food and being appreciative of where your food comes from.

Frugality is writing on both size of paper.

Frugality is knowing where and when to spend money to receive greatest values.

Frugality is recycling and using compost.

Frugality is turning off lights when not needed.

Frugality is wearing a sweater in wintertime instead of turning up the thermostat.

Frugality is using a drying rack instead of using a dryer for drying clothes.

Frugality is not caring what other people think about you.

Frugality is using clothe diapers.

Frugality is not comparing yourself to others around you.

Frugality is cutting cable.

Frugality is finding available free entertainment.

Frugality is not having or needing the greatest and latest in electronic gadgets.

Frugality is finding the right balance in life and understanding which items provide the greatest return to you.

Frugality is using local libraries for books.

Frugality is buying second hand items.

Frugality is fixing up things yourself.

Frugality is DIY as much as possible.

Frugality is enjoying what you have and not always chasing for the new shiny object.

Frugality is understanding tax system and becoming tax efficient.

Frugality is leanding a hand to others in need.

Frugality is being happy about your savings rate.

Frugality is using LED lights.

Frugality is conserving water.

Frugality is spending a day in the great outdoor without spending any money.

Frugality is simplifying your life and live happily.

Frugality is making an effort to consume less and optimizing your life.

Frugality is being creative and thinking about the end goals instead of limitations.

Frugality is being happy and content about what you have now.

Frugality is not judging what others do in their lifes. We all make our choices. Right or wrong, these choices are always right for us at the time.


I can probably go on for a while talking about what frugality is what what frugality means to me. What about you? What does frugality mean to you?

Written by Tawcan
Hi I’m Bob from Vancouver Canada, I am working toward joyful life and financial independence through frugal living, dividend investing, passive income generation, life balance, and self-improvement. This blog is my way to chronicle my journey and share my stories and thoughts along the way. Stay in touch on Facebook and Twitter. Or sign up via Newsletter