Episodes
Debt can feel insurmountable and even debilitating at times, especially if our debt reaches the 6-figure mark. This is exactly where Kate from ‘Living that Debt Free Life’ was at prior to tackling $105K of student loan debt, and she’s got some great insights and tips in her story to help the rest of us on our debt payoff journey. Regardless of the reasons we find ourselves in debt, we hope Kate’s story will provide encouragement and motivation as you work towards your own financial...
Published 05/13/22
How expensive should clothing really be? Whether you're a trendsetter or just like to dress well when going out, changing just a few of your spending habits on clothes can put you on the fast track to giving more room in the budget. Thankfully, there are a few tricks to save money on clothes without sacrificing your style and fashion. So sit back and enjoy your new wardrobe! 🎙️ Get full show notes here! https://bit.ly/3vwqIFr 📑 Get our FREE Modern Frugal Living eBook...
Published 05/06/22
Published 05/06/22
You will be very unpleasantly surprised to know how much waste we put out each day. Zero-waste lifestyle goes beyond reusable shopping bags, shampoo bars, eco-toilet papers, and glass jars. In fact, going for the zero-waste lifestyle seems very intimidating at first and does have some start-up costs. If you are looking to reduce your carbon footprint, this episode is perfect for you. 🎙️ https://bit.ly/3vsNNZt 📑 https://www.frugalfriendspodcast.com/ebook 📣...
Published 04/29/22
Ah, adulting. Adulting is weird and nothing can ever fully prepare you for being an adult. We all need a little help sometimes, so we sit down with Ashley as she talks about Financial Adulting and overcoming scarcity mindset to thrive financially. 🎙️ https://bit.ly/3jVNcdo 📑 https://www.frugalfriendspodcast.com/ebook 📣 https://www.frugalfriendspodcast.com/bill-of-the-week/ 💸 http://frugalfriendspodcast.com/club 👉🏼 https://www.youtube.com/frugalfriends 💃🏼...
Published 04/22/22
Using a budget helps us make more informed financial decisions. And that's what we're all here for. In this episode, Jen and Jill talk about some important points to help you create a budget so you can identify what goes into your expenses and make sure that you can live within what fits your lifestyle. 🎙️ https://bit.ly/3NjHOOA 📑 https://www.frugalfriendspodcast.com/ebook 📣 https://www.frugalfriendspodcast.com/bill-of-the-week/ 💸 http://frugalfriendspodcast.com/club 👉🏼...
Published 04/15/22
We're turning 4! We started Frugal Friends Podcast with one mission— to create a community where frugality is embraced by choice, not out of obligation. Four years later and that mission remains the same. Grab your favorite drink and join your frugal friends as we look back and highlight what we've learned on frugality, podcasting, and our lovely community. 🎙️ https://bit.ly/3irtJ3w 📑 https://www.frugalfriendspodcast.com/ebook 💸 http://frugalfriendspodcast.com/club 📣...
Published 04/08/22
Death changes everything in an instant. Navigating through life while `dealing with loss and grief can feel overwhelming and consuming, but they are not permanent states. Join us as we sit down with Keisha to find out the lessons she learned from loss and building Holistic Wealth to live an intentional life. 🎙️ Get full show notes here! https://bit.ly/3N9aSIP 📑 Get our FREE Modern Frugal Living eBook here! https://www.frugalfriendspodcast.com/ebook 📣 Submit your bill of the week and get a...
Published 04/01/22
It is never too early or too late to start saving for retirement. In fact, the best time to start saving is today. Whether you're just getting started or already saving, join us on this episode as we talk about all the things you need to know about saving that will enable you to be comfortable and secure after you stop working. 🎙️ Get full show notes here! https://bit.ly/3tX7acz 📑 Get our FREE Modern Frugal Living eBook here! https://www.frugalfriendspodcast.com/ebook 📣 Submit your bill of...
Published 03/25/22
Sometimes spending money is a whole lot easier than saving money! Spending money often gives us what we want in the moment, but it can derail us from our financial goals or debt payoff plans. Today we're talking about strategies to move from spending to saving so that we can get the most out of budgets! 🎙️ Get full show notes here! https://bit.ly/3M8XLGR 📑 Get our FREE Modern Frugal Living eBook here! https://www.frugalfriendspodcast.com/ebook 📣 Submit your bill of the week and get a...
Published 03/18/22
Finances look different for single moms. Budgeting and paying off debt while parenting solo presents more challenges when you don't have someone to share expenses with. Join us on this episode as we talk to Maggie of the friends on FIRE podcast on how she was able to pay off her mortgage as a divorced single mom. 🎙️ Get full show notes here! https://bit.ly/34Z5Wox 📑 Get our FREE Modern Frugal Living eBook here! https://www.frugalfriendspodcast.com/ebook 📣 Submit your bill of the week and...
Published 03/11/22
When you become a pet parent, it's just impossible not to go gaga over them. And whether you’re a parent to a kid or a furry baby, it requires your time, energy, and (wait for it) money to keep them healthy and happy. In this episode, Jen and Jill discuss several ways to help you in saving expenses without sacrificing your fur (or scaly) baby's health and breaking the bank. 🎙️ Get full show notes here! https://bit.ly/3psccwf 📑 Get our FREE Modern Frugal Living eBook...
Published 03/04/22
In both subtle and not-so-subtle ways, advertising and marketing tactics are being implemented everywhere to try to get us to spend money and buy more. While marketing in and of itself is not bad; we should be aware of the emotional and psychological ways brands are able to influence us to spend on something we may not even need or want. Listen in as we discuss some behind-the-scenes marketing strategies that could help us save money and spend more intentionally.   🎙️ Get full show notes...
Published 02/25/22
Ever found yourself sticking to old, boring finance guides that have been possibly passed down from four generations? We feel 'ya. For our 200th episode, we're joined by Joe Saul-Sehy and Emily Guy Birken, the authors of STACKED and they are here to show us how personal finance can be fun, and share some tips for staying motivated on the debt-payoff and savings building journey.    🎙️ Get full show notes here! https://bit.ly/3uQUnuc 📑 Get our FREE Modern Frugal Living eBook...
Published 02/18/22
We know there is no 'one-size-fits-all' in the personal finance space, but there are a few tenets and pathways that can really help us achieve some of the financial milestones we're dreaming of! There's many benefits to minimalism and today we're looking specifically at how the practices of minimalism can have a positive impact on our budget. Get full show notes here! Get our FREE 7-Day No-Spend Challenge Workbook here! https://www.frugalfriendspodcast.com/free Join the waitlist for Club...
Published 02/11/22
We know we can't avoid death or taxes, but it sure is worth considering how to prolong life... and pay less in taxes (legally of course). We're taking a look at some of the lesser known ways we can see a lower tax bill at the end of the year based on the nuanced situations in which we may find ourselves! Get full show notes here! Get our FREE 7-Day No-Spend Challenge Workbook here! https://www.frugalfriendspodcast.com/free Join the waitlist for Club BFF:...
Published 02/04/22
Tried and true long-term money strategies are great, but sometimes we just want to know the best hacks for spending less and saving more. Thankfully Lisa has compiled over 200 top tips for making the most of our money and resources; in this episode we're going over the heavy hitters on categories like curbing spending, debt pay-off, earning money, and planning for the future. Get full show notes here! Get our FREE 7-Day No-Spend Challenge Workbook here!...
Published 01/28/22
One key way we can save money on food and see a reduction in our grocery bill (at least for a time!) is through a pantry challenge. Join us as we talk more about using up the food and ingredients we already have on hand to cut food costs and change the way we grocery shop long term. Get full show notes here! Get our FREE 7-Day No-Spend Challenge Workbook here! https://www.frugalfriendspodcast.com/free Join the waitlist for Club BFF:...
Published 01/21/22
We're looking at what others are saying, and our own experiences, to find the radical middle on what has been (and continues to be) a bit of a touchy subject. Rest assured, personal choice and freedom to find your own path on your financial journey is and always will be the way of the Frugal Friends. Get full show notes here! Get our FREE 7-Day No-Spend Challenge Workbook here! https://www.frugalfriendspodcast.com/free Join the waitlist for Club BFF:...
Published 01/14/22
Money and mental health are certainly in the top tier category of 'what not to talk about at a party', however we believe debt payoff and our mental wellbeing go hand in hand and we need to find places of safety to talk about these topics! Melanie joins us to share her own journey with mental health during her debt payoff and how this has looked for her even beyond debt freedom. Get full show notes here! Get our FREE 7-Day No-Spend Challenge Workbook here!...
Published 01/07/22
We talk about goal setting, resolutions, strategizing, and more; but none of that will get us too far without a supportive community! We're looking at a finance adjacent topic regarding accountability and how these intentional relationships can help us stick to and achieve our goals! Get full show notes here! Get our FREE 7-Day No-Spend Challenge Workbook here! https://www.frugalfriendspodcast.com/free Join the waitlist for Club BFF:...
Published 12/31/21
It's that time again when we start thinking about what we want from this fresh new year. Of course it takes thought, preparation, and a bit of strategy to ensure we actually reach the goals we've set and see the progress we desire! Join us as we look at tips for setting attainable goals and experiencing personal growth in the new year. Get full show notes here! Get our FREE 7-Day No-Spend Challenge Workbook here! https://www.frugalfriendspodcast.com/free Join the waitlist for Club BFF:...
Published 12/24/21
Are you already thinking about ways to reign in your spending in the new year? Have you wondered what it would mean to go 'all-in' on frugality (even if just for a short time)? Mrs. Frugalwoods is here to share with us her top tips for engaging in a super frugal month challenge; perfect for January...or any time of year! Get full show notes here! Get our FREE 7-Day No-Spend Challenge Workbook here! https://www.frugalfriendspodcast.com/free Join the waitlist for Club BFF:...
Published 12/17/21
Does your savings need a jump start? Does your spending need a time out? A no spend challenge can be the perfect way to gamify our finances and see some big headway in reaching financial goals. BUT before we dive into a no-spend week or month we need to prepare! In this episode we're talking about the how-to's of preparing for your no-spend challenge and the why this is so crucial to it's success. Get full show notes here! Get our FREE 7-Day No-Spend Challenge Workbook here!...
Published 12/10/21
Do you love coffee? Do you find yourself purchasing coffee out more often than you'd like to admit? While we know ending our latte purchases will not make us millionaires, it is still useful to consider where our money goes and how to save even in the small things. And so we're looking at ways to decrease spending on caffeine, and even sharing some ways to get the occasional FREE coffee! Get full show notes here! Frugalfriendspodcast.com/capitalizeGet our FREE 7-Day No-Spend Challenge...
Published 12/03/21