Frugal Living Ideas: 5 Tips on Living on 30000 or Less

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  1. Mary Beth Elderton
    May 16, 2013

    Great tips–Thank You! It’s just Hubz and me at home now. Our kids are grown and almost embarrassingly successful, so we just have ourselves to worry about, and we actually do make more than $30,000. Still, I do most of this anyway. My next step is to take your advice about making my own cleaners/household products. I’ve seen a few recipes but haven’t taken the plunge. I think that any savings, even a few cents off a tube of toothpaste is worth it–that’s a few cents more when it comes to buying something we really want…or saving to retire comfortably.

  2. Heather Hernandez
    July 2, 2014

    My favorite tip is shopping at yard sales and garage sales! I just have to remember that when I need something I should try shopping the thrift store first! When my parents were visiting my Dad needed a new pair of khaki shorts – so we shopped at Goodwill and sure enough found the perfect pair for a fraction of what a new pair would have cost!
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  3. Melissa
    July 2, 2014

    These are great tips! I just can’t imagine living on only $30,000 but glad to see it is possible!
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  4. Lacey Schoeneman
    July 3, 2014

    These are all things I do. We have a family of 8 and live on a little less than $30k. In addition to these things we grow a large garden every year and can our extra. We have fruit trees and nut trees and chickens to keep is in fresh eggs. In the spring we’re hoping to add a dairy cow and two dairy goats so we can have our own dairy products. We’ve done dairy goats in the past and we really enjoyed having them. I sell my crafts at a local farmers market as well to help us pay for extras in the garden and on the homestead.
    Our life is simple but it’s filled with hard work, feelings of accomplishment, self reliant and responsible children and all the things that really mean the most to us: family, friends and nature.
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  5. Ieah
    September 30, 2014

    We do all these things. Never paid for TV and we also shop discount food stores. But our mortgage is 915 and we only make 26000 a year for the six of us. Any more tips would be helpful. We just bought our home last year after being unable to find one to rent.

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