This Is What Frugal Looks Like: ThriftyLittleBlog

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This is What Frugal Looks Like is a series that highlights different ways that people can be frugal in their lives- after all, frugality doesn’t have to be drastic or just about clipping coupons. Frugality can be fun and easy. Each respondent answers the same four questions.

Today’s interview is with Kasey from ThriftyLittleBlog.

What does frugality mean to you?

To me, a frugal life is a simple needs-based life. Frugality is working with the resources at hand without living in excess or causing much waste.

What is something that you do that is ‘typically’ frugally?

I love saving money where I can! I do this by watching for coupons, negotiating for better deals, and having fun for free.

What is something frugal that you do that is unusual?

It’s probably not too unusual for a money conscious person, but I’m very meticulous about tracking my spending. I have spreadsheets (like this and this) that I use to keep track of basically every dollar I spend.

Although I might keep a close eye on my money, I actually consider some of my larger expenses to be frugal ones because they multitask by helping others as well as myself.

What are some of your longterm goals that being frugal will help you to accomplish?

I’m currently in the process of closing on my first house. I’m buying it completely on my own (with a $41,000 salary) and would not have been able to do it without living frugally! Watching my spending has allowed me to save over half of my paycheck each month.


To me, thrifty is synonymous with smart. I aim to live in a beautiful space, share time with friends, and experience some of the finer things in life while keeping my bank account in check. I’m in the process of buying my first home and saving $$$ is usually at the forefront of my mind! Please, share your “thrifty” ideas with me by commenting or sending an email to kasey(at)thriftylittleblog(dot)com!


1 Kasey at Thrifty Little Blog October 15, 2009

Thanks for including me in such a great series!
.-= Kasey at Thrifty Little Blog´s last blog ..Target Uses the ‘F’ Word =-.

2 October 16, 2009

Congratulations on buying your own house at $41K salary. That’s a huge accomplishment.

3 Jerry October 16, 2009

This was a very interesting interview however I am not good at tracking my expenses. I just find it so tedious but I know that it leads to less spending. I’m amazed at the house buying with that salary! With no mortgage?? I wish all I had to pay for was taxes and insurance and no mortgage. Good for you!

4 My Frugal Miser October 18, 2009

That’s awesome about the home purchase. Even more impressive is that you are saving half your income each month.
.-= My Frugal Miser´s last blog ..A Week in the Life of a Mystery Shopper =-.

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