how to be frugal

You’d be surprised how much money you can save when you really put your mind to it. It’s the accumulation of lots of small choices and habits that dictate the path your finances take.

The money that you save might seem meaningless in small amount, but it truly adds up. It leaves more money in your bank account that you can use to pay off debt, save for the future, or do more of what you enjoy.

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I absolutely love saving money and wanted to start sharing how I save each week. Not to show off, but to hopefully demonstrate different ways to save and maybe inspire you to want to do the same.

I strive to save on groceries, eating out, clothes, gifts, gasoline, etc. You name it, and I want to save money on it.

My main motivation for saving money is to pay off our mortgage in the next 2-3 years. Every dollar saved is in honor of that goal.

Here is How I Saved in past weeks:


Week 1: How I Saved $121.87

Week 2: How I Saved $89.84

Week 3: How I Saved $24.14

Week 4: No Spend Challenge (Almost)


Week 5: How I Saved Over $50

Week 6: How I Saved Over $189

Week 7: How I Saved $191

Week 8: How I Saved $71

Week 9: How I Saved $20 (while I had the flu)


Week 10: How I Saved $135

Week 11: How I Saved Over 50% on Groceries

Week 12: How I Saved (Almost) $80

Week 13: How I Saved $110


Week 14: Pantry Use-Up Challenge

Week 15: How I Saved (And Earned) $88

Week 16: How I Saved 75% On Groceries This Week

Week 17: How I Saved Over $75


Week 18: How I Saved $133

Week 19: How I Saved $122

Week 20: How I Saved $85

Week 21: How I Saved $223


Week 22: How I Saved $170

Week 23: Kroger ClickList Review – Find out if grocery store pickup services are right for you!

Week 24: How I Saved $180

Week 25: How I Saved (and earned) $135

Week 26: Best Week Ever!


Week 27: How I Saved $45 (during a holiday week)

Week 28: How I Saved 66% on Groceries

Week 29: How I Saved $90

Week 30: How I Saved $65


Week 31: How I Saved Over $80 With Digital Coupons

Week 32: Money Saving Tips to Keep Your Grocery Budget Low

Week 33: How I Saved $82 (and got lots of free stuff!)