Simple Living, But Make It Frugal! – EP 178

What exactly is simple living, and how might it benefit our lives? When it comes to frugality, saving money and cutting expenses; simplicity has a lot to teach us! Let’s talk about what it looks like to live simply and some tangible steps to get us there!


  • Meeting up in person. Do you live in the Austin, TX area? Would you like to meet me? Do you live in the Juno, Alaska area and would like to meet Jill? Well Jill isn’t doing a meet up in Alaska but I would love to meet up with you in Austin, TX Sometime between Sept 22nd to 24th! At the time of recording this I am not sure what my schedule will be like in the evenings so if you live in Austin and want to meet up one night, DM me on instagram @modernfrugality and we’ll organize a little group hang! 
  • ‘It’s complicated’. Here to tell us that it’s not just a relationship status we’re trying to avoid; it’s also a lifestyle we want to avoid! Use code: INTENTIONALITY and COMMUNICATION for 10% off complications.

Notable Notes:

What the Internet has to say:

This article from Hearts Content Farmhouse gives us some great guidance on what simple living is.

What Jen + Jill have to say:

  • Simple living definitions/approaches
  • Going deeper
  • Examples of simple
  • Simplicity basics
  • Examples of complicated
  • There can be a price beyond money

More from the Internet:

This article from Vanilla Papers provides us with 9 tips on how to aim at a simple life.

More from Jen + Jill:

  • 1. Quiet digital noise
  • 2. Less TV
  • 3. Live within your means
  • 4. De-clutter your home
  • 5. Single task
  • 6. Set realistic goals + Reward yourself
  • 7. Appreciate the little things and practice gratitude
  • 8. Embrace the white space (margin)
  • 9. Don’t expect miracles

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Lightning Round 

Something complicated that we’ve simplified 

  • Jen – my business; it’s far more consolidated now!
  • Jill – my work and all my sides hustles! Now I just have 1 job and 1 side hustle 🙂


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