Hi and welcome to my new frugal living blog. I am Frugal Living Mum a mother of 5 children based in Barnsley. I’ve had the good fortune to live in a household with a very healthy combined six figure income and I’ve experienced the challenge of living below the poverty line. I am self employed and have seen my income fall recently, so along with a lot of families my personal finances fall in to the “could do better” school report category. If you are in a similar situation and looking for ways to save money or make your money go further this is the blog for you.
As a child growing up in the 1970’s my mother fell firmly in to the aspirational self sufficiency movement. When other families were tucking in to the all new ready meals my mum was showing us how to grow plants and bake our own bread. At the time as a child wanting to be like every other family I did not appreciate the valuable life skills she was teaching me. Now I am eternally grateful for her investment of time and effort as a parent. She gave me a lot of the tools needed to start my frugal living journey which I’ll be sharing with you.
My personal idea of frugal living is living well for less; I do not wish to live like a pauper but I do want to get the most I can out of the money I have. My idea of what “living well” means will of course be different from yours so frugality is very much a subjective term. Some people practice frugal living to reduce debts, to live within restricted means or as a way to save towards the lifestyle they want in the future. Whether you have decided to give living frugally a try permanently or temporarily I hope you will gain some new ideas from the blog.
My next blog posts will be showing you how to save money on your food bills including cheap meals for the frugal family. Nothing too advanced and no special equipment needed!