Frugal Living tagged posts

Ooma

No, ooma is not a cross between a llama and an octopus – but good guess!

Ooma is our new phone service.

$3 per month!

No Joke.

You see, when I wrote about trying to be more frugal, that was just the start of Viddy and I trying to do more to save our money. So we can pay for things like fixing our cars, air conditioning, and baby stuff. Just to name a few things.

Currently our phone bill is kind of pricey. Smart phones are smart but not cheap. We share a phone plan with my brother and his wife. And we have a ridiculous number of minutes on our plan. And Viddy uses more than me, my brother, and sister-in-law combined! Even though we have free nights and weekends and free mobile to mobile calling. He takes conference calls on his cell phone sometimes and that racks up the minutes...

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Being frugal…. or at least trying

Frugal:

1. economical in use or expenditure; prudently saving orsparing; not wasteful: a frugal manager.
2. entailing little expense; requiring few resources; meager; scanty: a frugal meal.
3. Not something that comes naturally to me
Viddy and I both spent 1-3 years single, working, post-bachelor’s degree. Although we weren’t living extravagant lifestyles by any means, money really wasn’t an issue. I was paying my student loans, taking care of my bills, flying to visit family whenever I wanted, and buying pretty much whatever I wanted. Amazon.com and I became too good of friends…
One summer I flew back and forth from Virginia to California or Michigan 3 times, without blinking at the cost! Now whenever we want to go somewhere it’s two tickets instead of one...
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