Frugality is not being cheap. Let’s put that out there right now.
Frugality is aligning your priorities so you never have to be cheap. Especially where it matters.
Of course grace abounds and different seasons bring about different needs and challenges. If you are walking through a leaner year I believe finding your families own priorities can help you manage your dollars most dutifully.
Here are three things that in this season we spend good money on.
1. Shoes. I believe buying second hand shoes is essential for some families and their budgets but I will not buy second hand shoes for my children. The reason being shoes form to a persons foot as they wear them and the bone structure and soft tissue of your foot impacts the entire length of your spine. I believe investing in good new shoes every few months is a priority for our family and will stay that way for the foreseeable future.
2. Protection. I believe as a Christian family we are called to have means to protect those around us. Our family being our God given charge, it is a responsibility we do not take lightly to oversee. Whatever that protection means to you from an alarm system to a concealed carry to jump cables and reliable transportation make sure you buy quality and don’t skip on this area.
3. Food. I buy inexpensive by going to great lengths to cut out unnecessary items and different stores. But I will not buy something just because it is on sale or coupon because we believe you either spend money on healthcare or on food. We would rather spend on food. So yes I spend more than many thrifty people would on their grocery bill but we also buy fruits, vegetables and lots of whole grains. We will not run to sonic just because they have$.50 corn dogs or a Starbucks bogo free sale. See through the sales and gimmicks and buy quality where it matters.
I’d love to hear about the things you believe are worth investing more money. Please share in the comments below.
As always be blessed friends and be a blessing.