Real frugality is not about living a miserable way of life.
Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA (PRWEB) August 11, 2013
Debt Consolidation USA, a prominent website that promotes debt relief information, recently published an article that makes frugality sound like so much fun. Posted on August 4, the article is titled “How To Have Fund With A Frugal Lifestyle.”
The article discusses how a frugal lifestyle is associated with misery. However, real frugality is not about living a miserable way of life. It is not about deprivation. On the contrary, the article states that this lifestyle is about enabling the consumer to enjoy their lives while keeping up with all the other important expenses they have to finance.
With the intention of encouraging consumers to adapt a certain degree of frugality in their life, Debt Consolidation USA convinces readers that being frugal is far for being miserable. At least, the article stresses that it will be if there is a level of creativity involved while creating a budget plan.
The article discusses for budgeting is important in making frugality a fun life for anyone. To quote the article, “when you have a budget, it is easier to see where you can cut back so you have money for your fun activities.” This is because a budget plan will help the consumer get a general overview of their finances. This will allow them to dictate where the money should go. Like if they need to finance some entertainment activities, the consumers can easily look at their budget to see what expenses they can forego so this need can be met.
The article admits that some consumers think that removing all the fun activities is the prudent way of making a budget. Debt Consolidation USA advises against it. While it should not be extravagant, the fun activities must be included in the budget - even if it is only a small amount. The article indicates other areas where savings can also be derived: food, clothing, groceries and gas, among others. Even the home can be downgraded to provide some savings for the consumer.
Debt Consolidation USA believes that enjoying life does not really have to be very expensive in the first place. The article provided some samples of how consumers can enjoy the top entertainment activities like dining out, watching movies and even going out on dates, without breaking the budget.
1. Dining out. Among the suggestions of the article included sharing meals, opting for free beverages, researching promo scheduled and cutting coupons.
2. Watching movies. Costs of a good movie is rising but it is usually worth it for the cinematic experience. This is probably why consumers still want to spend for it. The article provided frugal ways to watch movies by buying tickets in bulk, watching on weekdays and even drive in movies.
3. Going on dates. The whole point of going on a date is either to get to know someone or rekindle the romance in an existing relationship. The article provides a couple of suggestions as to how it can be done without spending too much. This includes stargazing, biking or hiking in the local park and cooking meals at home.
Debt Consolidation USA believes that if the consumer is creative enough, a frugal life will never be miserable or too restrictive.
To read the whole article, click here: http://www.debtconsolidationusa.com/personal-finance/how-to-have-fun-with-a-frugal-lifestyle.html.