How To Add Luxury To A Frugal Lifestyle – Ep 166

Frugal doesn’t have to mean luxury free! We can enjoy some simple pleasures while still saving cash. Listen in for some ideas!


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  • fancy: it’s a mindset, not a collection

For another take on this topic check out EP 154 Identifying and Reversing Lifestyle Creep

Notable Notes:

What the Internet has to say:

What Jen + Jill have to say:

  • Travel
    • Go to less expensive countries
    • Go off season
  • Beauty
    • Buy the good nail polish and do at home!
    • Get student massages
  • Fashion
    • Become expert thrifter
    • Try a capsule wardrobe
    • Buy fake diamonds
  • Home
    • Buy original art
    • Upgrade shower head for great showers
  • Groceries
    • Grow your own fresh herbs
  • Dating
    • Picnics!
    • Check out open houses
    • Happy hours at nice restaurants

More from the Internet:

More from Jen + Jill

Things worth spending money on:

  • Dental and vision
  • Mattress
  • Wellness – mental health counseling and other ways to aim at health
  • Home appliances
  • Prime property


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  • Thank you also for your bill about your townhouse mortgage bill. Way to crush home ownership as a single female AND negotiating a tub reglazing price

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Lightning Round 

 How we add luxury to our life without spending lavishly

  • Jen- travel rewards points!
  • Jill- fresh flowers, fresh squeezed lemon in my water, coffee on my porch, lipstick, hand lotion in my purse, gift giving 🙂


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