We’re turning 4! We started Frugal Friends Podcast with one mission— to create a community where frugality is embraced by choice, not out of obligation. Four years later and that mission remains the same. Grab your favorite drink and join your frugal friends as we look back and highlight what we’ve learned on frugality, podcasting, and our lovely community.
- Celebrating. Humans accomplish great things. The wheel, the telephone, coffee makers. And when we accomplish something great, it’s easy to get swept into the next thing without taking time to celebrate what got you here. Celebrating wants you to take some time and acknowledge your accomplishments. If you’re a Frugal Friends listener, you can celebrate our accomplishment with us on April 23rd in St. Petersburg, FL at our 4 Year Anniversary Party. If you’d like to join head to frugalfriendspodcast.com/party for more info!
What We've Learned in 4 Years of Frugal Friends
Community is the key. Frugal Friends community keeps Jill on track. It reminds her that she’s not alone and that we can have friends and still be frugal! Jen also taught her about retirement investing.
Boundaries and Intentional Living. Jill finds herself thinking before purchase – the pause has become more natural. She’s more confident in those awkward money moments (i.e. ‘how are we splitting the bill?’ ‘This restaurant is not in my budget this week could we ____instead?’)
Freedom. It’s a big world out there. Jill found that there are guiding principles but multiple methods for implementing financial wisdom.
Integrated self. This refers to seeing the bigger picture of emotional, relational, and financial health. Jill recognizes that as she cares for all aspects of personhood, it bears positively on her finances, too. There’s SO much we can talk about in this frugal living space such as minimalism, sustainability, and being eco-friendly. Jen, meanwhile, talked the Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs.
FRUGALITY CAN FOLLOW US. It’s not about 1 set stage of life. In the last 5 years, Jill went from house-sitting, to RV life, to purchasing a home in Florida and the tenets of frugality are still relevant for her.
Bill of the Week
Schedule massages at massage school AND THE MASSEUSE’S NAME IS BILL!!!
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