Frugal Living and thrift don't mean giving up convenience completely, but they do mean giving up fast food - no doubt. I could write for years about fast food being the polar opposite to thrift. Sure, it sounds thrifty - it's fast, and fast can be associated with thrift - but it's actually over-priced crap. You get no bang for your caloric buck, and a whole lot of toxins. However, if you are addicted and in the process of kicking the bad habit, at least save gasoline!
Idling your car's engine is definitely one of the biggest ways in which people waste gas. Just think about it: your car is running, using gas, but you're not going anywhere. This is not thrifty. There are the obvious forms of idling--letting your car ‘warm up’ in your driveway for 15 minutes--but there are also some less obvious ones, such as the drive-thru. If you go through a drive-thru you're either sitting still, or barely moving, all the while your car is running. If there's a huge line-up, or a delay with your order, then your car will idle even longer. Stop being lazy and you can save gas - and save money! Park your car and walk in to order your food. It's so easy to save money.
If you know you must have major work done on your car soon, consider this. If you
know what parts you will need, price them out online and see if they beat the price in your mechanic's quote. Today's Money Saving Tip is sponsored by Auto Parts Ware House. They may be able to help you out.
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I love cars and I love the freedom of driving, covering territory on my own schedule. Your car is supposedly the second largest investment you will make. Well, that’s a classic case of anti thrift! A stupid idea some pundit preached on the news and people believed it. Or, a bank used it in a slogan to sell more car loans. Either way, a car is a tool, a piece of equipment to get you from point A to point B quickly; but, it depreciates as quickly as can be. More accurately, your car may be the second largest expense you ever own, next to your home. Cars cost money – they never pay you. For frugal living and your car, gas mileage and auto repairs need to be controlled. If you want to save gas, a crucial endeavour if you want to save money and grow your wealth, you have to follow money saving tips and buy a fuel efficient car. Do it yourself auto repair will save money too – start learning today!
Frugal living is waste free! Frugal living requires practical skills. Frugal living is applied thrift. Frugal living means spotting fads. Frugal living embraces efficiency. Frugal living is made up of thousands of money saving tips. Frugal living facilitates faster debt repayment. Frugal living accelerates wealth creation!