Monday, November 19, 2007

A Frugal Checklist

Been hanging out here a lot lately. And, one of Crystal's best posts recently is a reprint from her previous blog. As DaHubby, the Vikings, and I walk step-by-step through this debt-free adventure, I think I will keep a shorten-by-me copy of this list nearby for the next year or two to remind me about how to get where we're heading! *wink*


Read the autobiography of George Mueller and get in a habit of asking God for your provisions.

Pay cash for everything. Don't even think of buying something if you don't have the money for it.

Pare down to the basic essentials. It is amazing what you can live without.

Make a budget and stick to it. Pay for the essentials first. If there is money left over, put the bulk of it in savings.

Regardless of how little you have, put a little money in savings every month - even if it's only $5.

Don't buy expensive gifts.

Have one vehicle.

Stay home more.

Don't buy anything you don't need and only buy things if they are on sale.

Don't eat out. I repeat, don't eat out.

Find ways to have "free dates" with your husband.

Learn to utilize the library.

Pack a lunch for your husband to take to work everyday.

Cut back on meat consumption. .

Stick to simple meals. Cook and bake from scratch.

Learn to mend and home dry-clean.

Last but not least, make it fun!

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