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Well the weekend is finally here and I’m excited to bring you a great giveaway today. We’ve teamed up with Barclaycard to giveaway a £60 Amazon voucher to one of our readers. What do I have to do to enter I hear you ask? It’s really easy but make sure you read all the instructions. You can enter the giveaway until midnight on the 30th of November and we’ll announce the winner in the comments area and also a new blog post soon after.
My parents were masters at frugality. They inherited this mindset from their parents but circumstances also dictated their lifestyle. Raising two children on social worker and private school teacher salaries left little room for extravagancies. Every penny was important to save, every monthly budget vital to follow.
I was recently exploring several personal finance blog sites I subscribe to and have noticed a pattern among the comments in stories about us frugal folks. We constantly run into opposition and misunderstanding from those who do not quite get our non-traditional mindset. We are spoken to rudely or given weird looks by those who don’t understand our decision to go against the grain.
I know several very short-sighted people. They live for the moment, they don’t plan far into the future and as a result, they are always running low on time, money, and freedom. Their time is always short because they constantly squander it. A daily planner is almost a foreign tool in their minds. They refuse to set alarms with the tools at their disposal (e.g. smartphones) to remind them of important events.