Frugal Friends Podcast

Controlling your spending is hard to do. On every episode of Frugal Friends, we'll try to help you gain a little more control on one aspect of the countless directions your money is being pulled toward through frugality and a few laughs. If you're trying to save money, spend less, adopt minimalism, pay off debt or reach financial independence, we think you'll like the show.

00:50:44 2022-07-01
Housing market is crazy hot right now as sales have continued to soar this 2022. More than 93 percent of homes purchased by corporations as of May 2021 were bought for under $300,000, and many of them were in predominantly Black neighborhoods. Tagged alon...
00:54:31 2022-06-24
Hold on tight! Our long-awaited and months of hard work for this year's Frugal Summit is about to go down (in the best way possible)! We’re giving you a little tease as we share snippets from our upcoming 2022 Spending Symposium on June 27. If you haven...
00:52:01 2022-06-17
Living in an RV may seem like a dream for travelers and minimalists but it’s not always as easy and fancy as it seems. In this episode, Jill breaks down her minimalist RV lifestyle and non-traditional methods such as house sitting, renovating an RV and ...
00:47:05 2022-06-10
What does it take to pay off a huge debt? How does one stay motivated in paying them? Jen candidly shared her journey of paying off her $78,000 debt in just two years, attached to the harsh realities of rising from it and staying motivated. Paying huge de...
00:55:10 2022-06-03
Consumerism has enticed us to acquire the bigger, the shinier, and the newer. And for Miranda Anderson, a creative who did a 12-month no shopping challenge with her family, to say that consumption comes at the expense of our creativity is an understatemen...
00:42:58 2022-05-27
Buying groceries can be overwhelming when one goes spontaneously and ends up buying unnecessary items on the way out. We gave simple tips on how to plan your money reserved for groceries and shared fun episodes when shopping for groceries. By the next tim...
00:49:07 2022-05-20
 “Lower your expenses, Increase your income” is a piece of advice we might have already seen in articles that talk about achieving financial goals. However, nothing ever comes easy when you are saving your first $100K and moving forward. In this epis...
00:55:12 2022-05-06
How expensive should clothing really be? Whether you're a trendsetter or just like to dress well when going out, changing just a few of your spending habits on clothes can put you on the fast track to giving more room in the budget. Thankfully, there are ...
01:01:13 2022-04-29
You will be very unpleasantly surprised to know how much waste we put out each day. Zero-waste lifestyle goes beyond reusable shopping bags, shampoo bars, eco-toilet papers, and glass jars. In fact, going for the zero-waste lifestyle seems very intimidati...
01:01:37 2022-04-22
Ah, adulting. Adulting is weird and nothing can ever fully prepare you for being an adult. We all need a little help sometimes, so we sit down with Ashley as she talks about Financial Adulting and overcoming scarcity mindset to thrive financially. 🎙...
00:55:04 2022-04-15
Using a budget helps us make more informed financial decisions. And that's what we're all here for. In this episode, Jen and Jill talk about some important points to help you create a budget so you can identify what goes into your expenses and make sure t...
00:54:33 2022-04-08
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 fr...
01:04:40 2022-04-01
Death changes everything in an instant. Navigating through life while `dealing with loss and grief can feel overwhelming and consuming, but they are not permanent states. Join us as we sit down with Keisha to find out the lessons she learned from loss and...
00:53:13 2022-03-25
It is never too early or too late to start saving for retirement. In fact, the best time to start saving is today. Whether you're just getting started or already saving, join us on this episode as we talk about all the things you need to know about saving...
00:51:58 2022-03-18
Sometimes spending money is a whole lot easier than saving money! Spending money often gives us what we want in the moment, but it can derail us from our financial goals or debt payoff plans. Today we're talking about strategies to move from spending to s...
01:08:05 2022-03-11
Finances look different for single moms. Budgeting and paying off debt while parenting solo presents more challenges when you don't have someone to share expenses with. Join us on this episode as we talk to Maggie of the friends on FIRE podcast on how she...
00:51:55 2022-03-04
When you become a pet parent, it's just impossible not to go gaga over them. And whether you’re a parent to a kid or a furry baby, it requires your time, energy, and (wait for it) money to keep them healthy and happy. In this episode, Jen and Jill discu...
00:57:38 2022-02-25
In both subtle and not-so-subtle ways, advertising and marketing tactics are being implemented everywhere to try to get us to spend money and buy more. While marketing in and of itself is not bad; we should be aware of the emotional and psychological ways...
01:07:22 2022-02-18
Ever found yourself sticking to old, boring finance guides that have been possibly passed down from four generations? We feel 'ya. For our 200th episode, we're joined by Joe Saul-Sehy and Emily Guy Birken, the authors of STACKED and they are here to show ...
00:53:44 2022-02-11
We know there is no 'one-size-fits-all' in the personal finance space, but there are a few tenets and pathways that can really help us achieve some of the financial milestones we're dreaming of! There's many benefits to minimalism and today we're looking ...
00:52:52 2022-02-04
We know we can't avoid death or taxes, but it sure is worth considering how to prolong life... and pay less in taxes (legally of course). We're taking a look at some of the lesser known ways we can see a lower tax bill at the end of the year based on the ...
00:52:03 2022-01-28
Tried and true long-term money strategies are great, but sometimes we just want to know the best hacks for spending less and saving more. Thankfully Lisa has compiled over 200 top tips for making the most of our money and resources; in this episode we're ...
00:47:49 2022-01-21
One key way we can save money on food and see a reduction in our grocery bill (at least for a time!) is through a pantry challenge. Join us as we talk more about using up the food and ingredients we already have on hand to cut food costs and change the wa...
01:04:21 2022-01-14
We're looking at what others are saying, and our own experiences, to find the radical middle on what has been (and continues to be) a bit of a touchy subject. Rest assured, personal choice and freedom to find your own path on your financial journey is and...
01:01:40 2022-01-07
Money and mental health are certainly in the top tier category of 'what not to talk about at a party', however we believe debt payoff and our mental wellbeing go hand in hand and we need to find places of safety to talk about these topics! Melanie joins u...
00:56:40 2021-12-31
We talk about goal setting, resolutions, strategizing, and more; but none of that will get us too far without a supportive community! We're looking at a finance adjacent topic regarding accountability and how these intentional relationships can help us st...
00:45:06 2021-12-24
It's that time again when we start thinking about what we want from this fresh new year. Of course it takes thought, preparation, and a bit of strategy to ensure we actually reach the goals we've set and see the progress we desire! Join us as we look at t...
01:04:10 2021-12-17
Are you already thinking about ways to reign in your spending in the new year? Have you wondered what it would mean to go 'all-in' on frugality (even if just for a short time)? Mrs. Frugalwoods is here to share with us her top tips for engaging in a super...
00:48:37 2021-12-10
Does your savings need a jump start? Does your spending need a time out? A no spend challenge can be the perfect way to gamify our finances and see some big headway in reaching financial goals. BUT before we dive into a no-spend week or month we need to p...
00:42:36 2021-12-03
Do you love coffee? Do you find yourself purchasing coffee out more often than you'd like to admit? While we know ending our latte purchases will not make us millionaires, it is still useful to consider where our money goes and how to save even in the sma...
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