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Frugality Magazine

Frugal Living Tips & Financial Freedom


Frugality doesn’t have to be difficult or painful…


Hi there! My name is Richard Adams. I’m a UK-based personal finance blogger and lover of all things frugal.

Just a few short years ago I was drowning in debt and struggling to make ends meet.

Since then I’ve paid off all my consumer debt, increased my income and have revolutionized my finances – all thanks to frugal living.

If you want to take control of your finances, let me show you exactly how I did it…

“He who will not economize will have to agonize” – Confucius

How to save moneyLet me be honest…

Up until a few years ago the idea of frugality wasn’t just alien to me – it was repulsive.

Why would anyone want to live on a budget, spending less than they earn and putting money aside for a “rainy day”?

After all, you only live once.

And yet, at the same time I had to admit that my finances were in a pretty poor shape. I was in debt, struggling to meet my minimum payments and really not having much fun.

Eventually I had to accept the simple truth; what I was doing wasn’t working. It was time to try something new.

Which is when my experiments with frugality began. At first, it wasn’t comfortable. But as I watched my debt dropping every month I found frugal living ever easier.

Today, while my debt is gone, I still live a very frugal lifestyle, saving money where possible and always aiming for the best possible value.

Frugality Magazine is really my way of sharing this with you.

It’s a collection of the thoughts and experiences, resources and philosophies that I have picked up along the way. I hope they will both provide you both with the motivation and the tools to achieve financial freedom – whatever that looks like to you.

“Frugality is one of the most beautiful and joyful words in the English language” – Elise Boulding

Frugal Living Categories

Ready to dive into over 2 years of money-saving goodness? Simply pick a topic you’d like to start with and we’ll take you straight there…

Saving money

Saving Money


Saving money and living more frugally doesn’t have to be painful or difficult. Find out how to live your life for less.

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Manage Your Money Better

Taking control of your finances is essential if you want to gain financial independence.

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Becoming debt free

Becoming Debt Free


If you’re drowning in debt then rest assured there are some simple and proven strategies for quickly becoming debt free.

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Earning more money

Increase Your Income

There are all sorts of (legitimate) ways to increase your income – here are some of my top tips.

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“If saving money is wrong, I don’t want to be right!” – William Shatner

Latest Frugality Articles

This site is updated constantly. On average at least one new post goes live every week – but sometimes more. Here are the very latest articles to help you save money, get out of debt and gain financial freedom. Just click the article you’d like to read…

  • Living on a budget doesn't have to be unpleasant; here's how to stick to your budget without going crazy.
  • Want to get out of debt but don't know how to get started? Here are some tips for getting started on your journey to a debt free lifestyle.
  • Save money on groceries with these two essential tips.
  • Questions you must ask before buying anything if you want to live on a budget and save money.
  • Are you making these debt repayment mistakes? If you want to become debt free then read on to discover some proven rules for success.
  • How to set personal finance goals so you can pay off debt, build up your savings and gain financial independence.
  • 5 ways that debt controls your life - and how to regain control of your finances.
  • How to keep yourself motivated when paying off debt. Figure out ho to stay the course, stick to your budget and finally become debt free.
  • How to lose for free. Getting into shape and dropping your waistline doesn't have to be expensive - here's a proven plan for losing weight without cost.
  • Want to know how to budget for groceries? Follow these simple steps and never run out of money again when you need to buy food...
  • How to get out of debt when you you're living paycheck to paycheck and have no extra money available to repay the debt.
  • What does it feel like to be debt free? After years of struggling with debt I finally achieved my financial goal of becoming debt free - this is how it felt...
  • Worried about your budget? Drowning in debt? Sometimes all it takes is the tiniest thing to upset your personal finances. However setbacks are a fact of life - here's how to deal with them intelligently.
  • Want to earn more money? Many people consider getting a second job - but is this the right solution for you? Here are some sensible reasons why you *shouldn't* get a second job. #frugality
  • Do you want to make more money, pay off debt and finally get your budget under control? When it that case you need to start a side hustle. Here are 5 great reasons to start earning extra money on the side...
  • How to pay off debt when everyone around you seems to be getting ahead. Here's how to end the financial frustration and finally take control of your money...
  • Should you pay off debt or save money? Here's the math behind the perfect answer to this complex question about debt elimination...
  • How to save money in the garden when you're growing your own fruits and vegetables. Top money-saving tips every gardener needs.