Shop With a Purpose - be deliberate

If you shop with a purpose, you'll be much less likely to get involved in impulse buying. That means, you're more likely to keep money in your pocket until you need to spend it.

Being purposeful means being deliberate.

Nothing is a bargain if you don’t need it or won’t likely use it. Shop for what you need and want. Your list may be in your head or in writing, but have a list and stick to it.

Resist temptation to stray from your list, even if something seems like a great deal.

Retailers and advertisers are experts at triggering our natural American tendency to shop. It's in our culture. We are the greatest consumers on the face of the earth – no other people on planet earth are in our league when it comes to being consumers.

Look at the glamorous and exciting displays at the retail stores. Those kinds of displays cost lots of money to design, produce and construct. If it didn’t pay off for the manufacturers and suppliers, you wouldn’t see the displays at the retail establishments.

Be a smart shopper and walk on by those slick displays that are trying to lure you in. Stick with your shopping list and then get out of there.

Done with Shop With a Purpose, back to Frugal Shopping

There certainly is a broad scope of topics here at Frugal Living Freedom. When you think about it, money permeates so very many activities in our lives, therefore, being frugal encompasses a wide range of interests, from being employed to taking a vacation, and just about everything in between. Enjoy the variety, pick up some new ideas, and start making frugality a part of your signature.

I'm a big proponent of being debt-free, and I mean entirely debt-free - no mortgage payment. It's not essential for financial freedom, but you'll love the feeling once you get there. If you didn't have a rent or mortgage payment, how much more could you do for yourself with your current level of income? I suspect plenty.

If you ever hope to see an abundance of wealth, you need to plug the hole in your boat. The wealthy don't necessarily make lots of money, instead, they know how to hang onto what they make, and make it work for them.