Why do you do it? And what are you getting out of it?
It sometimes seems as if we have all seen and heard it all when it comes to the money saving ideas. I think it would be nice to hear from some people about what saving money has done for them. Something that they wouldn't have been able to do any other way. It would also be nice to hear why some people started living a frugal lifestyle.
For me, I was born to a poor family. We never had money. You would think that would be all it would take to make you frugal, but that isn't the case. When you have no money, you never learn to handle it either. I had to make a conscious choice to make my money do the most it could and work for me. I think I spent about 15 years trying to figure out the best way to make money and it only took about 2 years to figure out if I didn't spend it, I didn't have to make as much.
My main goal right now is to get out of debt and finish remodeling my home. We have been doing so on a shoestring budget and it is still paying off.
So what is it doing for you? And what made you make the choice to live the life you live? Motivation is always easier to find when you know what to look for. :p