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The Difference in Being Frugal, and Being Cheap

This post found on FrugalDad.com:

The Difference in Being Frugal, and Being Cheap

What is the first word that comes to mind when I say the word frugal. Cheap? If so, you are not alone. Most people tend to incorrectly associate being frugal with being cheap, when in fact they are two entirely different ways of looking at financial life. Dictionary.com defines frugal as “prudently saving or sparing; not wasteful.” The same online dictionary service defines cheap as “stingy; miserly.” But the differences don’t stop with the words’ definitions. Frugal people spend, give and consume a little differently than their”cheaper” counterparts.

Followers of frugality generally believe in being lightweight consumers of resources, whatever those resources may be. For instance, many frugal people prefer to make meals from scratch rather than paying several times for the cost of equivalent foods at a restaurant. Cheap people also frequently look for deals, but still could be heavy consumers of resources. Many cheap people will buy things on sale just because they are on sale, not because they really need them. Frugal individuals hunt for sales, too, but buy only enough to live on for the immediate future. Continue reading The Difference in Being Frugal, and Being Cheap

Grocery Shopping for the Cheap and Lazy

Found this article on Wise Bread, it’s an interesting response to 5 Ways to Cut Your Grocery Bill :

Grocery Shopping for the Cheap and Lazy

Posted August 6, 2008 – 13:10 by Andrea Dickson | Filed Under: Lifestyle, Food and Drink, Budgeting

Photo: Groceries

With all due respect to my fellow Wise Bread bloggers, I hate grocery shopping. I also hate making lists. I loathe budgets and I despise meal planning. Working out a menu for the week makes me want to stab a chopstick through my eye. In short, most tips for saving money on groceries either don’t apply to me, or I don’t want them to apply to me.

Nothing is more depressing than sauteeing up a bunch of veggies and chicken and then packing 3/4 of it into Tupperware for the next few days’ lunches. I’m sure some people handle this with aplomb, but I don’t. Since I don’t have a partner or children, I’m just not inclined to make meals a very central part of my day. I’ve got other stuff to do – work, hobbies, exercising, travel… it’s rare that I want to take time to plan meals. I’m busy, I’m single, and I’m incredibly lazy. Continue reading Grocery Shopping for the Cheap and Lazy

5 Ways to Cut Your Grocery Bill

Found this article on Wise Bread, it’s good advice for how to shop on a budget:

5 Ways to Cut Your Grocery Bill

Posted August 5, 2008 – 17:08 by Kate Luther | Filed Under: Frugal Living, Shopping, Food and Drink, Budgeting

If you’re like me, a trip to the store for a loaf of bread or a gallon of milk can easily run $30 to $40 bucks. Has inflation just really gone up in my neck of the woods? No… I just always seem to find other things I need.

But now that we’ve moved to the country – and I mean, really out in the country – running to the store is more than just a quick jaunt around the corner. In fact, going to the grocery store means “going into town” and that’s somewhat of an event all by itself.

So, to save on gas and to avoid multiple trips to the store, I decided to rethink the way I shopped. Here’s five easy ways to cut your grocery bill and get the most from your shopping trip: Continue reading 5 Ways to Cut Your Grocery Bill

Following the Prophets: Food Storage

Sacrament Meeting Talk – April 22, 2007

** Food Storage **

Good Afternoon sisters & Brothers, My prayer is that the spirit will speak here today.

Let us begin with D&C 59: 16 – 20

“16 Verily I say, that inasmuch as ye do this, (“this” being repenting, fasting & praying – taken from the scriptures above)the fulness of the earth is yours, the beasts of the field and the fowls of the air, and that which climbeth upon the trees and walketh upon the earth;17 Yea, and the herb, and the good things which come of the earth, whether for food or for raiment, or for houses, or for barns, or for orchards, or for gardens, or for vineyards;18 Yea, all things which come of the earth, in the season thereof, ( I had a sister tell me once that with the grocery stores around everything was in season year around) are made for the benefit and the use of man, both to please the eye and to gladden the heart;19 Yea, for food and the raiment, for taste and for smell, to strengthen the body and to enliven the soul.20 And it pleaseth God that he hath given all these things unto man; for unto this end were they made to be used, with judgment, not to excess, neither by extortion.” Continue reading Following the Prophets: Food Storage