In the final days of the January Money Diet perhaps, like me, you’re looking forward and hoping to carry forth some of your frugal ways beyond January. You might enjoy reading these real-life experiences and tips from some of our blogging friends:
The Peaceful Mom did a great series last year on how her family of six lives well on less than $28,000 a year.
Wealth Informatics has been doing a challenge to save $1000 in 30 days, and recently posted an excellent article (with insider information) about how to save money on prescription drugs and medications.
What Mommy Does wrote about 7 Things You Don’t Really Need But Buy Anyway.
One Cent at a Time shares 101 Ways to Save Money In Everyday Life.
Evolving Personal Finance wrote about Frugal Practices I’ve Grown to Love.
Narrow Bridge posted 4 Ways to Save by Doing Little Things.
Retire by 40 wrote about 13 Ways to Save More Money in 2013.
Fat Guy Skinny Wallet shares How We Pay Off Debt While Fighting Temptations.
From Good Financial Cents, 8 Daily Deals Sites to Help You Save Money.
Frugal Rules Shared 9 Frugal Ways to Lower Your Grocery Bill.
Debt Roundup Posted 7 Simple Tips to Save on Car Repairs.
And finally, Everything Finance shared Cheap and Creative Date Ideas for Valentine’s Day.
Homework assignment #27: What has been the best money-saving tip or strategy for you so far this year?
P.S. In case you’ve just joined us, the January Money Diet is a challenge to take a 31-day break from nonessential spending. You can learn more about the money diet here — and jump right in!
Win a Deluxe Happy Simple Living Gift Basket
In honor of the January Money Diet, I’ll be giving away a gift basket chock-full of home and garden goodies plus several books at the end of the month. On January 31, 2013, I’ll draw one random name from everyone who commented during the month and that lucky person will win the gift basket. I hope you’ll stop by often this month and share your own ideas, thoughts and experiences about taking a 31-day break from nonessential spending.