These myriad active methods of being frugal are how I save every day. But there is another, equally important way. It isn’t as fun to talk about, share tips or write Top 10 lists about. That’s because it isn’t an action, but an inaction.
If the old saying “Patience is a Virtue” is true, then the true frugal lifestyle is a virtuous one indeed. In the big picture, I save more by what I am not doing, then by all the things I am doing.
Sound confusing? That’s because it is harder to analyze inaction. There’s no satisfying row of canning jars, no receipt that shows how much I saved today, and no cheapskate recipe to share. [Read more…]