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Jen Smith - Frugal Is Not a Bad Word
Episode 17115th August 2022 • Secure Your Retirement • Secure Your Retirement
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How in control are you of your spending? Have you ever considered living a frugal lifestyle?

Frugality is about being conscious about your spending and being a good steward of your resources. When you know what you want out of your life, conscious spending and setting boundaries become easier.

In this episode of the Secure Your Retirement podcast, Jen Smith explains how to get control of your spending and transition into a frugal lifestyle. Jen is a personal finance expert, author, and co-host of the Frugal Friends Podcast. Listen in to learn how to create boundaries that stop you from making bad spending decisions online.

In this episode, find out:

●     Jen on how her experiences with money led her to start her podcast Frugal Friends.

●     Frugal vs. cheap – choosing quality without taking advantage of someone else’s resources.

●     How to focus on lowering your essentials so you can spend on your wants without guilt.

●     How being conscious about your spending can make the transition to frugality easier.

●     How to create physical barriers to stop yourself from making bad purchasing decisions.

●     How to have hard conversations with yourself and your loved ones to figure out what you want in your life.

Tweetable Quotes:

●     “Frugality is being conscious and a good steward of your resources while being cheap is taking advantage of someone else’s resources.”- Jen Smith

●     “When you can realize what you want from life, it can make the transition to being more conscious about your spending easier and more welcomed.”- Jen Smith

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●     Podcast: Frugal Friends


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