• Guerilla Frugality

    by Published on 12-31-2009 02:24 PM

    If you are new to us, or just have never joined us, Guerrilla frugality started as an all-out assault to cut spending. The idea is to do everything you can to save money. Guerrilla frugality is supposed to be an intense effort, and not necessarily something you do every week, or every month.

    So if you are trying to take frugal living up a notch or two while you save for something, or try to pay off a debt, the guerrilla frugality threads are a good way to really focus your efforts. Generally, we set goals for the current week. The goals can be places you are making an extra effort to save, or they may be dollar amounts you are trying to accumulate.

    How does it differ from the lean living threads? Those threads have evolved into a very enjoyable daily exchange of frugal life. It helps everyone keep up on the news, and encourages frugal life style. The guerrilla frugality threads focus on goals, and intense efforts.

    I feel sometimes that the goals are repetitive. I mean, how many times can I go to the consignment shop? But, I find that listing them, and the constant reminders of even small things to save money, really help me focus and remember everything. It allows me to maintain my frugal energy, and helps keep me from feeling deprived, because I always have that goal in front of me.

    And, posting the goals helps keep us on track. If you stray too far...

    So, if you are focusing on getting out of debt, or saving money for something specific, or just trying to get a handle on your finances, come try Guerrilla Frugality. Join us for a week, a month, more or not at all.
    by Published on 12-31-2009 02:22 PM

    So I am committing to putting a minimum of $1 a day (ideally $2 a day) in a jar for next Christmas...

    This will get me somewhere between $365 and $720 to spend next Christmas...

    Who else is in???

    It's boxing day here and I just threw in the first $2...

    I'll update in the siggy.