October 1, 2008

What I wanted to do and what I did do...

Being frugal is different for everyone. For some it means eating beans all the time for others it means buying a used car instead of a new one.

I don't believe you can realistically go from one extreme to the other and be happy about it. For example you can't go from flying first class to going on a gray hound bus! Its about stepping down a level, not jumping off the bridge.

I've been dying for ice-cream all week. I craved Dairy Queen -mmm peanuts, banana, with hot fudge. The cost for us, a family of 4 to go to Dairy Queen could be as much as $15. Instead, I took a level down and bought a box of drumsticks on sale at the local Piggly Wiggly. Cost $2.98

I believe that if you take baby steps the challenge of becoming a frugal person will have a higher rate of success.

Have you stepped down a level this week?

PS. Don't forget to enter to my Matthew West giveaway!

yesterday's soda intake: none :)


Esther said...

What I wanted to do:
get a Subway BMT for lunch
What I did do:
ate leftovers
Thanks for the inspiration!

Unknown said...

instead of starbucks I've been going to a cheaper coffee place - does that count?

Anonymous said...

darn it - my daughter was signed in - that last comment is from me

letterstoelijah said...

Denise.. not sure if the cheaper coffee place is a full step down.. maybe half. I've heard starbucks can be expensive, though. I've never been there!

Ester.. good for you for eating the left overs!

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