What is Frugality Really?

Nature is the Model of Frugality
Nature is the Model of Frugality

First I will describe what frugality is not. Many people associate frugality with lack, but this is a misconception. It is not scrimping, being cheap, and playing small. Some may believe that frugality is all about saving string and clipping coupons, both of which may be tactics used in living a frugal life. But in and of themselves these tactics do not define frugality.

Frugality is what happens when your true values meet your cash-flow. The natural world is a perfect model for abundant frugality. Nature is amazingly abundant and giving, but she wastes absolutely nothing. Everything is used up or recycled. So frugality is not at odds with the law of attraction or with prosperity consciousness.
The wealthy started out frugal, and those who keep their hard-earned assets remain that way. To become financially independent it is imperative that you become aware of exactly where you stand right now and where you are trying to get to. Frugality is relentlessly reality based, and requires honest self-knowledge. But it is necessary for lasting financial success.
Keep coming back if you want to learn how to apply the principles of frugality to your own life. Do the work and watch what happens.

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12 thoughts on “What is Frugality Really?

  1. interjerry Reply

    Very True! two years ago I became frugal. Because of that, I have become free of credit card debts.
    I have also began to accumulate wealth without a raise.

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    • Aaron Reply

      Interesting Post! Do you have a hard time with balancing your frigaluty and your new nutritional goals?? That is a huge struggle for me! It is ingrained in me to look for and purchase the cheapest item. Today I agonized over whether to buy the regular butter or the organic butter, which was $1 more per package on sale. I went with the organice butter. Then I agonized over whether to buy the organic, cage-free eggs or the regular eggs. The organic was over $2 more a dozen, and my family easily eats two dozen eggs for one breakfast if we all have eggs. I bought the regular store brand. How do I balance my necessary frigaluty with wanting to eat healthier?? Any suggestions???

  3. Jonathan of Speechmastery.com Reply

    Dear Frugal Goddess,

    Caught you on the request for help to get to your convention. Best wishes on your journey. I know of several of the new poor and they survive by living a life more frugal.

    I have started a site on the topic but had to stop in order to get my book finished. And in true frugal fashion, I am going to self publish and self promote at least until it makes it.

    By the way, once your book is done, will you be public speaking on the topic. Please let me list you in my speakers bureau.

    In your journey, how ever you fare, may you fare well.


  4. Melody J Haislip Reply

    I am in my third year of turning my life in this direction. It has made distinguishing between a ‘want’ and a ‘need’ much simpler! Also I’m learning to invite prosperity into my life, with very encouraging results. I enjoyed your article, and I’ll be back.

  5. Trinity River Reply

    I like your explanation. Frugality is not lack, but reality. It’s knowing the difference between a need and a want. Living within your means. Now all I need to do is act on this belief 🙂

  6. Mary Reply

    This article came up in a Google search for Frugality and the Law of Attraction. I found this article to be so interesting that I have been reading most of what you have written. It is all done very well, and you touch on some of the “usual” topics in thoughtful ways – especially love the way you tie in values with spending. This is an understanding I know I did not get growing up — just really “getting it” now later in life. Thank you for this blog — count me in as a regular reader!

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