Lots of people start thinking about New Year's resolutions this time of year. My resolutions usually include new ways to be frugal that I can integrate into my daily life.
If you haven't started on a frugal journey yet, an easy way to start is to take a brown bag lunch to work every day instead of eating at a restaurant or fast food place. There are others: make your own bread, cook dinner instead of going out, reduce phantom electric loads in your house and start a food storage program so you can buy in bulk and save money.
These are just a few of the ways you can start a journey toward a more frugal lifestyle. I can honestly tell you we have saved quite a bit of money by living frugally. This can make the difference between paying cash for a new car or a new appliance or having to go into debt to purchase them.
If you would like to start on your own journey toward frugal living, or if you are looking for new ideas to continue on your journey, I found something that may help. There is a post on the blog The Parimonious Princess that talks about just that! Most of these ideas aren't new but you may find some that will help you take a step or two towards living a frugal life this coming year!
100 Painless Ways to Live Frugally
If you find a particular idea you want to incorporate into your life next year, tell us about it in the comments below!