What Are Your Frugal Mantras ?

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rinty
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What Are Your Frugal Mantras ?

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Thinking about the "Shop the Perimeter" thread and the way a number of us think this is now outdated "frugal" advice .

My fav Frugal Mantras are............... and I have used them since coming on this site in around 2005.

" You don't solve money problems with money, you solve them with lifestyle, values and priorities "

Dr Phil

" I think that I , and maybe others, buy things I don't need, with money I don't have, to impress people I don't like....................who don't come over , and don't get impressed "

Mary Ellen Edmunds

These are things that keep me on the straight and narrow and "validate me and my frugal choices. Anybody got any good ones ?

SandiSAHM
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Re: What Are Your Frugal Mantras ?

Post by SandiSAHM »

rinty wrote:These are things that keep me on the straight and narrow and "validate me and my frugal choices. Anybody got any good ones ?
Wanting isn't needing.

A small leak can sink a great ship.

That small leak thing... it was a gym membership for a while. Not mine. ;)

BevMoore
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Re: What Are Your Frugal Mantras ?

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Only if it's on sale and I have a coupon. Was great advice 20 years ago but considering that good food coupons are now a rarity.....not so much. Now I hit the markdown bins and orange stickers.

Bev

dlrcpa
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Re: What Are Your Frugal Mantras ?

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When somebody wants a new XXX - "What are you going to do with the old one? I don't want 2 of XXX sitting around the house." (bicycle, TV, stereo, car.....)

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Jackielou
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If you watch the pennies, the dollars take care of themselves.

ownedbydogs
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Post by ownedbydogs »

Mine should be Internet is for info, not for shopping. Cancelled my prime account as it was too tempting. Buy dog food on line from Walmart so not to go to store.

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