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How Frugal Living Really Looks Like - Frugal House Tour

**How Frugal Living Really Looks Like – Frugal House Tour**



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How Frugal Living Really Looks Like – Frugal House Tour. If you’re curious about what a frugal person’s home looks like, here it is. I also have started my journey into minimalism and got rid of quite a few things since my last house tour.

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everyone so today I am super excited to do this frugal slash almost becoming a minimalist house tour I did a video on this probably like a year ago kind of showing you guys my house and there's some changes that have happened so let's just kind of go show you guys what this looks like when it comes to being a frugal minimalist and let's do this house tour by ourselves because my wife unfortunately works really late in the day and I have to do this on my own so this is our house here we live in a three-bedroom two-bathroom house I actually was purchased a long time ago when it was actually a two-bedroom one-bathroom so we completely remodeled it this actually looks way different than it used to I don't have photos or videos of it which would been really really cool so if you guys have been a fan of the channel for a while you actually know this looks way different than my normal living room videos because there's my clock but this looks entirely different so this right here is a brand new couch this wasn't actually purchased this was given to us by a family member which is my dad which was super awesome so that was entirely for free for us but the cool part was we were actually saving up for a couch because we wanted to get a new one so all that extra money we went into putting like new decorations putting like a new table in and these lamps and everything else as well too so that was really really cool and we were super excited to be able to do that but we did it on a budget we shopped at Ross which is we got like most of our decor from which is really cool because I own shares in Ross which means I get paid out those dividends from me buying my stuff from them and also of course the value going up but this is not an investing video but that is my couch there then we got our piano right over here which if we're lucky maybe towards the end we can have Daisy who is hanging out right here with me maybe we can have her play you guys some tunes because I've actually taught her how to play the piano so we got our entertainment system here we got our little TV alright so let's go ahead and show you the bedrooms which are on this side of the house so we go into this little hallway we got some nice little greenery going on over here got dizzy now just moved over here onto this bed because she kind of knew where I was going with this tour apparently she's kind of probably thinks this is weird because I work from home so I normally am in my office so now I'm recording while I'm walking around the house so she probably doesn't have any clue on what's going on here so we got our little bookshelf here with all of our books we got our guest bed over here of course got like a little theme going on we got a little Daisy hey Daisy you gonna play the piano for us later yeah all right so after Daisy is done getting so much attention we can continue moving on so right over here we actually have this really awesome Blue Chair this is what we like to call Dumbledore's chair it is super comfortable hey what's that a lot of attention that's what she needs anywho so this chair anybody that sits in it loves it it's so comfortable and yet Dumbledore's chair so if you guys are Harry Potter fans you guys could hit that like button alright so next up is going to be our bathroom and this is actually also quite different from before as well too so if you actually watched our previous video when it comes to the house tour this actually looks a lot brighter in the room and that's because the other stuff in here were like super super dark so we had a little theme going on here which is kind of like the tan and pink we have like the towels we have like holders we got like a little candle and then this right over here so kind of a cool theme we did a lot of this from Ross and this is not like a ad from Ross but we love them because they have some really awesome stuff at some really great prices so that's where we usually get a lot of our decor from our for a house so here we have our bedroom so this has like a grey and yellow theme I'm actually kind of a big fan of the color yellow very nice and bright so right over here we have this that we added a couple of months ago found it for smoking deal also at Ross as well and then of course we got our bed itself we got very minimal amount of stuff here you know obviously I'm not gonna lie I actually cleaned up the house a little bit before we started recording here just because of course I wanted to look nice and clean so we have you know like this was cleaned up because I had all of my wife stuff on there and then I cleaned up the nightstand a little bit but this is generally what I have – the actual phones when they're being charged that night and then we got our closet over here that has all of our clothes which you guys don't really need to see you right so if we move on over to the other side of the house here I'm going to kind of rotate like I mentioned I'm recording this all by myself so that's why we're kind of doing it this way I might like tossing some b-roll stuff here in between so this house was like I mentioned purchased a long time ago when it was only two bedrooms one bathroom so we did all the remodeling including the kitchen this looks completely different than it used to there was no bar over here this was actually a full wall so we've broke down the wall and then we turned the sliding glass door from what used to be just like a one regular door we wanted to open that up and give it some more light in the house so this is our kitchen area so kind of have a few things obviously our fridge here is very empty on the front we actually don't even use this but then the side is kind of where all of our little clutter is when it comes to that got our fruit stuff here which we don't have a lot of fruit right now we've got some of our wines the counter is a little a little stacked right now because we have some wines there but usually I like to keep it nice and clean that way it's nice and organized I would show you guys the back but honestly there's quite a bit of a mess it's been a long time since we've actually been able to do anything back there we're actually planning on the future to kind of fix it up a little bit more since there's so much dirt and we live in Arizona so there's a lot of different storms that go through the process of like just getting dust everywhere and so for me personally I'm just like I really want to get that taken care of so no more dust we can hang out outside a lot more and go in from there so here we have a new frame that we actually just got also from Ross we haven't even taken the edges off here because we're still debating if we like it here so you guys can let me know if you guys like this right over here it looks good I don't think it's centered right now because I didn't like actually put it on the wall I just kind of put like some thumbnails or thumbtacks so that way I can actually just have it up temporarily so what I'm going to show you guys next is actually my office and our craft room and this was actually all built in this used to be a garage so this is gonna be the bathroom here so right over here we actually put this built-in shower which is really really nice trying to get some good angles there I'll probably do some b-roll after and then we got of course the rest of stuff here in the bathroom there's that we got our bath and Bodyworks hand soaps for the holidays cuz that's what my look that's what my wife loves to get and then here we're gonna have the office now I was kind of mentioning that I'm becoming more of a minimalist and if you actually watched my previous video a long time ago this whole wall right over here used to all be full of stuff just like random nerdy things and it's now mainly my office and Daisy's little bed over here to hang out with me when I'm working but this you should just be full stuff and now it's condensed to about a third of what it used to be and I'm kind of proud of myself because two things one I actually was able to sell a lot of that stuff and make some good money and then to you know it just means less things that I have to worry about so it makes me really happy I'm actually probably gonna condense this even more down the road but it's mainly Futurama and like old-school video game stuff like none of the new stuff like Nintendo 64 and Super Smash Brothers and like all that kind of Jam so if you guys are fans let me know by hitting that like button or commenting down below as well too this is a little bit more closer look at my office here this is kind of where I work every day you see the lights you can kinda see the camera right over there awesome and then like I mentioned we got Daisy that hangs out with me pretty much every day and then if you guys have a wife that loves to craft this probably looks all too familiar or hurts you hope to craft yourself that right there is all of her stuff she has her Cricut and then I think she was doing some stuff a couple of days ago but this is kind of what it looks like that's the time and then we have our little closet over here that has probably the most like junk I guess you can say we have Daisy's food we have some stuff for when I want to sell things online um and then like all of our like picnic stuff and whatnot up there too so a couple little things here and there that we can still get rid of and clean up the house a little bit more but overall this is kind of a frugal house looks like I mean we don't buy a lot of things that we don't need we try to be very practical with our purchases because we want to make sure that we're getting the best value but then also being very useful with the things that we're using so we don't want to buy something that is just gonna sit around and not be used now of course we do buy things that are decor or things that are you know seasonal but that what that makes my wife happy and that makes me happy too and you know it kind of gives us excitement for like the holiday seasons or whatever season we might be in but these things make us happy but not also at the same time overstuffed with things in the house so for us this is pretty good I think there's more room for improvement when it comes to the minimalism side but as far as frugal side all the things that we buy we are very cautious with we do comparison shopping so we don't ever overspend when it comes to having to buy things like getting these lamps were unbelievably cheap and then I think I had to buy the smart lights which were maybe a little bit more expensive than the actual lamps themselves which is kind of funny but overall that is the house tour and as I mentioned if you stuck around let's get Daisy to play on the piano because I honestly did teach her how to play the piano and it's pretty cool so let's see if we can get her over here come on baby come on all right Izzy thank you so much for joining us you ready to show everybody your piano skills let's do it piano good girl sit sit good girl piano good girl all right guys thank you so much for hanging out and watching if you want to keep on watching more content here on the channel click on this video right over here and until next time take care

HOW TO STOP SPENDING MONEY πŸ’Έ (15 tips to stop impulse shopping + save money with minimalism)

**HOW TO STOP SPENDING MONEY πŸ’Έ (15 tips to stop impulse shopping + save money with minimalism)**



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Do you have a problem with impulse spending and shopping? Do you buy things that you don’t need? Well, it’s time to stop shopping for things you don’t need, so you can start saving some money for the things that matter most. In this video, I will share 15 easy and practical tips to stop spending money aimlessly, so that you can finally save some cash and reach your financial goals.

In my 20s, I used to shop impulsively and buy all sorts of things on a whim and I didn’t even end up using the majority of those things. In my 30s, after adopting minimalism, I’ve changed the way I spend money drastically and that has helped me save thousands of dollars.

In this video, I’m sharing my personal experience as well as the tips that have helped me cut down on spending on things I don’t really need. If you have any tips for impulse shopping, let me know in the comments below.

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Five thousand, four hundred dollars a
year. That is $54,000 in a decade! That is money that could go towards retirement
savings accounts, emergency funds and even a mortgage down payment. So if you feel
like you're wasting your money buying things that you don't need and the
impulse shopping is getting out of hand – then this video is for you. I'm going to
share 15 easy and practical tips things that I've done and I hope that they help
you too. Hello hello! Welcome back to The Whole
Happy Life. I'm Ria. So I wanted to create this video because I used to be
such an impulsive shopper when I was younger. I spent so much money and I wish
I have known these tips before because I could have saved maybe thirty or forty
thousand dollars in my twenties. So I hope that these tips can be useful to
you. As always, with money things are a little bit different for everybody so
take what you want from this video and leave the rest out. And before we begin,
let me know in the comments below what is your biggest impulse purchase. The one
that you regret the most. I'm really curious to know – let me know in the comments
below. Let's begin. Tip number one – don't shop when you're emotional or when
you're really stressed. I think it's so easy to use shopping as a way to feel
better – as a quick pick-me-up… retail therapy.
But the problem is shopping and retail therapy is not effective. It's short-term –
you'll feel good for maybe a couple hours… maybe even a day or two but after
that you're back to your normal self. So I think retail therapy is prohibitively
expensive if you're an impulse shopper and it's just a good idea to find other
things to do to deal with those emotions. So let's say you're feeling sad – instead
of going to the mall maybe talk to a friend, watch a funny movie on Netflix
that you enjoy – do something else that doesn't involve spending copious amounts
of money. And if you're feeling stressed there are other things that you could do
that don't involve spending money. Go for a walk in the park. Go for a workout. Do
some self-care at home. Things that you could do for free.
Tip number two – don't shop out of sheer boredom. I can't tell you the number of
times I've gone to the mall because I was bored. I thought I was only going to
window shop and that window shopping quickly became real shopping. When you're
at the mall, you're in a place of temptation and if you're someone who has
a tendency to purchase things impulsively it's really hard not to buy
things, so don't put yourself in that position. Don't go to the mall when
you're bored – find other things to do. So as an example if you're an introvert –
maybe journal writing, reading, watching a movie at home… that might be something
you could do when you're bored. Or if you're an extrovert, you could go out in
the city and find free things to do. There's always something to do for free
in every city or town – just find those things to do and don't go shopping.
Because if you go shopping you're probably going to spend money that you
don't need to spend. Tip number three – shop with intention and with a very
specific list. I've noticed that when I shop without a list, I tend to get
carried away and I do make a lot more impulse purchases, but when I make a list
and not just a generic list but a very specific list… I'm less likely to get
carried away. Tip number four – when you're shopping online, avoid creating an
account and storing your credit card information. So a lot of times when you
shop online, shops want us to create an account. That way you have the name,
address and credit card information stored, so the next time you want to shop
with them it's just the matter of a click of a button and it becomes so easy
to shop. The problem is if you are an impulse shopper, it's a little too easy
to shop. So if you want to avoid those impulse purchases, my suggestion is check
out as a guest- not as someone who has an account. By checking out as a guest you
have to physically enter your name, your address and your credit card information
and let me tell you, I have abandoned so many shopping carts in the past because
I was too lazy to get my credit card out of my wallet. So there we go.
If you're an impulse shopper, this can act as a deterrent, so just try to avoid
creating accounts and check out as a guest instead. Tip
number five – embrace aspects of minimalism. I think out of all of the
tips in this video the one thing that helped me the most is becoming more of a
minimalist. I do recognize that it is not for everybody but at the same time we
don't need to completely become minimalists. Some of us may just want to
embrace aspects of it. I think minimalism is a spectrum – we can all do it in our
own way and if it can help you become a little more intentional, help you become
a little more aware and mindful of your purchases – why not? If you're interested
in learning more about practical minimalism, I do have an e-book and
workbook on it which I'm going to link in the description. And don't buy the
workbook impulsively. I don't want you to do that! Buy it if you really feel like
it's going to help you and it's gonna add value to you, otherwise you don't
need to get it. Tip number six – try to buy from stores that have a return policy
and keep the receipts. I can't tell you the number of times I have purchased
something and then I've quickly regretted it the next day and I couldn't
return it because store did not have a return policy or I lost the receipt or I
took the tags off. So my suggestion is don't take the tags off, keep your
receipts for at least for 7 days and try to avoid buying things from places that
don't have a return policy. My philosophy now is if it doesn't have a return
policy, I'm not buying it. I don't buy things on final sale because that is how
you end up buying things you don't really need. Tip number 7 – sleep on the
decision especially if the item is above $100. So I have a rule – if an item is
above $100, I do not buy it the day I see it. If it's at the mall or online I won't
buy it. I will sleep on it for at least a day if not two or three nights and I
can't tell you the number of times I've completely forgotten about the item in
two or three days. So give yourself a little time to think through that
decision and who knows you might change your mind.
Tip number eight – avoid joining email lists. A lot of times when you shop
online or even in the store – stores will ask us for our email address in exchange
for a coupon or something of that sort and the problem with that is while that
coupon may seem very nice in the beginning they're going to keep sending
you emails again and again and you're going to end up buying more things. Things
that you don't need. So my suggestion is to unsubscribe from all of those email
subscriptions so that you don't have to face temptation all the time. I think for
an impulse shopper the biggest thing you can do is remove the temptations. By
removing the temptations you're just not going to shop as much. Tip number nine –
don't shop with friends that push you to buy things that you don't need. Now we all
have friends that help us make really good decisions – go shopping with them but
then we also have friends that make us buy things that we don't need. They kind
of push us into impulsive purchases and they tell us that everything looks good
on us… when in fact it really doesn't. So don't go shopping with those people. I
actually bought a pink poofy wedding dress ten years ago. It was horrible.
I got persuaded by my friends and my husband had a look at that dress and he
was just like" oh my gosh what were you thinking? ". So thankfully that was not
actually the wedding dress I wore on my wedding day but I learned a lot from
that experience. Do not go shopping with people who you
don't really trust in terms of their opinion and who push you into making bad
decisions. Just avoid shopping with them. Tip number 10 – always check reviews for
items that are above $50. So I've a rule – if an item is above $50 I won't buy it
until I check the reviews even if I'm in the store. I will take my phone out and
I will try to check the reviews because this way I'm not making a purchase that
is somewhat expensive without knowing everything about it. I think the thing
with reviews is you've got to check both positive and negative. It's so easy to
just read the positive ones and think "hey this item is great". No. Read the
negative ones too have a balanced view and then make your decision. I have
purchased a lot of things without checking reviews and then I deeply
regretted it later, so try to avoid that. Stick to that
rule whatever dollar amount it may be. For you it might not be 50 – it could be a
bit different but stick to that rule. Don't buy it unless you checked the
reviews. Tip number 11 – remind yourself of your financial goals before you go
shopping. If you don't have financial goals then I do suggest having some – just a
number and what you're saving it for. I think it can be very helpful in changing
your mindset about money. I didn't have financial goals before so I used to spend
because I didn't really care but now I do
and I remind myself of my financial goals regularly and because of that I'm
less likely to make impulse purchases. So my suggestion is if you don't have goals…
sit down and think about what your goals might be. It could be something really
simple- I want to save $5,000 for an emergency fund. Whatever it may be just
write it down and think about it regularly so that you know what you're
trying to do and you're going to be less likely to get carried away with your
impulse purchases. Tip number 12 – re-evaluate what you already own the
next time you're shopping. So as an example let's say I'm shopping for jeans
and I see a nice pair of jeans… it's very easy to get carried away thinking "hey
it's on sale. It looks good. I need it." But then take a moment to re-evaluate
whether or not you already own something that's similar. Sometimes you actually
have the exact same color at home and you don't really need that extra pair.
Tip number 13 – think about your worst impulse purchases and make a list. I made
a mental list of the worst impulse purchases I've made and that list really
really helped me change my mindset. I realize how many impulse purchases I
forgot about and once I made that list it reminded me of how much money I had
spent and how much I deeply regretted those purchases. So if you're someone who
makes a lot of these impulse purchases just make a list and take it one step
further. Put that list in your wallet so the next time you're actually tempted to
spend some money you're going to have that list right in front of you. And
maybe …maybe it will act as a deterrent and you might not end up making that
impulse purchase. Tip number 14 – get to the root cause. If you have tried
everything in this video as well as tips from other people and you're still
struggling with your impulse spending maybe it's time to take a step back and
figure out the root cause. It could be something like anxiety. It could be
something like sadness. It could be a multitude of different things but you
need to figure out the root cause so you can work on a solution. If you need help,
maybe it's time to talk to a therapist. Tip number 15 -make it a game with a
jar method. So this is something that I recently started and I've been enjoying
it. So every single time I avoid an impulse purchase, I write down the item
and the dollar amount and put it on a piece of paper and stick it in the jar. And
then at the end of the month I look at all of the little pieces of paper in the
jar and tally up the amount that I avoided spending. So last month I avoided
spending two hundred and fifty dollars- which is not a small sum of money. It
actually is quite a bit especially if you end up saving that much each month.
So I'm going to continue doing this and hopefully by the end of the year I might
have a couple thousand dollars saved up. This is just a fun little thing that you
could do to reward yourself every single time you avoid an impulse purchase. Thank
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πŸ’°My MINIMALIST Money Saving Tips / FRUGAL Money Tips (LESS is MORE)

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So you want to save money like a minimalist?? You want to learn more frugal living tips?? Well this video goes over my frugal lifestyle everyday of how to save money from just a few cents to thousands of dollars.

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I am sure that you have heard of multiple other frugal living tips how to save money and everything like that but we're going to be talking about a little bit more specific things that I love probably a little bit more than I should to actually save money and if you want things a little bit quicker I'll leave timestamps in the description so you could jump around to what you might seem interested in hey guys how's it going and thanks for coming I'm Nick and this is real life money where we get you debt free so you could start making some real money and start living a real life so frugal living tips there's always ways to save money we're going over a bunch of them in this video so let's get started the first tip that I do a lot like usually every weekend is go to the library I just like this to one you can get free movies you could get free books you can get free audiobooks which I really love I learned a bunch of this financial education stuff over the years investing saving money real estate or really anything you get like a college degree while just driving to work next couple of tips are involving restaurants now obviously I would try to avoid restaurants because they are a bit expensive but every so often going out isn't horrible so if you do go out to restaurant number two would be just ordering water not appetizers and desserts basically so I always get water one just because it's healthy for you right I don't like getting soda and everything like that so it is healthier and it's also cheaper but focusing more on the food going on to the number three is just to make things easy let's say it's like $12 for something that's a little bit pricey for food that you could probably get in a supermarket for you know probably few bucks several bucks whatever well sometimes these entrees are actually larger than well everything is larger than a serving size we all want more but what I sometimes do is actually eat half of the on yeah entree and then I use the other half or like leftovers for the next day so that $12 meal ends up being split into two meals which is six dollars and six dollars when you're looking at six bucks it's actually not to bed of course you have to factor in the tip and everything but still it's saving you half the cost number four I do every single week I think I'm smooth about it but this is surveying the area for gas and I'm talking about gas prices I am NOT talking about going five towns over to get two cents cheaper on a gas what I do I just survey throughout the day so when I go to work I look at all the gas stations that are pests and then I go home like a separate way and then you kind of just look at the cheapest one so if let's say the cheapest one is coming back from work then I just go to that gas station when I go to work the next day I mean you kind of hope that that that cheap price is still there but again you just survey the area see what's cheaper you're not going to save a million dollars this way it makes me happy if I save you know a few cents especially when you don't have to you got to get gas anyway that's what I do next couple is with kind of geared toward entertainment which is the movies number five would be just simply no food while going to the movies now we all love going to the movies to see whatever is out there my personal I loved inception or interstellar and I like movies that make you think because not many people do that anymore anyway you know when I was a kid I always got like popcorn and you get soda and everything like that as I got older I actually don't eat anything at the movies most likely you're going to have lunch before after the movie so there's food for you or you're probably going to like dinner and then a movie or a movie and then dinner like you're gonna have food close to the movie so you don't need that extra food one you save money but it's also healthier for you and that's what I like number six is being a little sneaky if you wish to bring some type of snack to the movies what especially what my brother does he loves those sour gummy worm things so you go to the dollar store which is a dollar you pick up a box or two versus if you get candy at the actual theater is like five dollars so you know you're saving a few bucks there which is very nice and then you simply slip that into your back pocket or something like that no one really cares and then you just go into the movie theater you save money on your candy and you still enjoy your movie now before we're moving into number seven which I've recently adapted and I'm actually saving a bunch of money with it if any of these are like relatable to you or do you have any separate ones that you love doing to save money definitely leave them in the comments section below to help others out save money just like you but anyway number seven we're talking about basically skipping a meal or combining meals let's just say most people they go breakfast lunch and dinner you got to take time and money for each of those meals so obviously I usually do this during the weekend because you have a little bit more time I kind of have a later breakfast and an earlier lunch so you combined one giant meal like a brunch I guess you can call it so one meal it takes less time it's less money and then you just have maybe like a smaller dinner later on in the day so you're not wasting your time and money on two meals you're combining both of them and I think that's great during weekends because it just saves you it's not only the money part but it's also time you want time to relax during the weekend or do anything that you actually like to do so I think this is actually a great tip number eight which I get a lot of joy from for whatever reason and I don't think a lot of people utilize this as much as they should a lot of people have no idea to focus on their bank accounts I focus a lot on my bank account so I put most of my money in a money market account right now I'm getting like 2% rates could be dropping so it might not stay like that but I'm keeping all my money in a money market or most of my money in a money market account to get interest instead of like a savings account that doesn't really give anything or your checking account which gives absolutely nothing so no matter if you're getting you know a few extra bucks in your money market I keep it all in there so as we're talking about money markets we're gonna be moving into number nine is using credit cards a lot of people are gonna hate that you Dave Ramsey fans I completely understand for most people they're horrible things you just spend a ridiculous amount you don't even think about it and you lose a lot of money like that and this cash back option is what hit people even more because hey spend more save more spend yes spend more you save more no that's dumb don't fall into that trap but if you're smart and wise and could actually manage your money a little bit that's why I personally like it is that one I get cash back on credit cards again you're not going to become a millionaire from it but I get a few bucks back of just necessary purchases by the way I'm not just spending more to get more cash back I spend it on gas food that's it and wile I pay that money back every single month by the way never pay money on interest just pay it off every single month I set that up with my money market account so going back to number eight so I try to keep all my money in my money market account I schedule the credit card payment for let's say the 25th so I keep all the money in the 25th and when that comes around there's an automatic transfer from my money market to pay off my credit cards it is probably insignificant I might save a few cents maybe few bucks depending on the amount of the bill but when you keep that money in that account as long as possible you maximize your interest if your frugal this could definitely make you happy a normal person probably won't so if you're liking these so far and you're not a normal person whatsoever just like myself give this video a thumbs up if any of these are helping you so let's move on right into number 10 which is entertainment I think entertainment is very very important because of course we got to enjoy life a little bit but a lot of people spend way too much money on entertainment they go out every weekend they go to concerts all the time and trips all over the world and I'm not saying to not do that but when you really enjoy the small things that's what life could be about so for my entertainment I actually find a lot of entertainment on just YouTube I'm crazy enough I think I find myself entertaining sometimes but just other channels not only no financial channels I'm into video games so I watch that maybe some cooking maybe some people falling down stairs or whatever you find interesting YouTube is a great platform because it's free it's entertaining and you could definitely it's like a part of a community you could leave comments piggybacking off of entertainment number 11 I used to be a huge video game nerd in school still play it not as much thank God it consumed my life but that is a pretty cheap form of entertainment for me personally I enjoy it and you really especially if you're into like older games you could enjoy for hours days weeks even years after spending 10 20 30 dollars and then you're just entertained forever so that's why I enjoy video games and I usually play with my brother so it's good quality time as well number 12 I just started thinking about this it kind of works it really depends on the type person you are but this is I am involved with a gym membership and I do believe that people should be active possibly go to the gym if you want to save a few bucks there by all means but I do like going to the gym every so often to just stay active lift some weights just to you have one body you got to take care of it however to save a few bucks and this is just to like save money on gas essentially to not go to the gym for a leg day or if you just want to like walk around instead of driving there driving back if the gym is far from you you save even more money miles on your car you just walk around your block it's quicker you walk around your block around your neighborhood you could walk with someone you get outside instead of just staying inside all the time and just enjoy it that way number 13 which I recently got into sticking with the gym idea sponsored by Planet Fitness no I'm kidding maybe in the future but I do go to Planet Fitness so if you guys do plan on going to like a cheap gym it's ten dollars a month to take care of yourself for ten dollars a month that's not expensive that's actually very very cheap so I actually have the black card membership and I'll tell you why because I have an office job and I had some back problems and in the past and I used to go to a chiropractor so no I go to the chiropractor he cracks your back you get scared you think you're gonna get paralyzed he breaks your neck and everything and that's not cheap chiropractors I mean the one I went to have forgot the exact price but they could definitely get up there especially when you go there often some people go weekly I used to go monthly but you know you spend a couple hundred bucks will Planet Fitness Black Card membership has massage chairs so for an extra ten dollars a month I kind of have a chiropractic massage on my back for just ten dollars you enjoy it you say down so you save actually a good amount of money might not be like to the maximum benefit of a chiropractor but it's better than nothing so that's what I like to do next number of 14 of course i goddess peaked on my investing side is I personally invest my money versus using some like a financial adviser to save me money well they don't save your money at all really because you're gonna pay them expenses you're going to pay them fees so you're overpaying for usually under performance if you guys are interested in investing of course I have other videos like that but a lot of people have no idea so they pay these people which usually aren't the best so I usually just invest my own money a lot of people just love index funds and you could save a ton of money that way just fun fact for you something that I found disgusting 401ks if your company you know provides this for you you would want to save for retirement and everything the average person for a 401k pays a hundred fifty thousand dollars in fees without even knowing when I found that out I thought that was disgusting because they're just fees for the 401k there are fees for mutual funds when you minimize those fees you know that could be saving you hundreds thousands tens of thousands or even more throughout your life especially with compound interest and everything like that so that's why I just invests in my own investments even just like Vanguard because their fees are very very low that's a huge benefit of being frugal that I love it's not only being frugal it's just a smart way to invest and the next thing that I like saving money is more of just like accounts of high interest savings accounts or any other types of investments so if you don't want to let's say in best for you no more risky things this is more on the safe side so you can get into money market accounts kind of mention this a little bit before but it is separate from a savings account they kind of have benefits of both the checking and a savings I go to a credit union definitely recommend it because they're not for-profit and you can get more interest better rates even forever other things like mortgage car car loans or anything like that so definitely recommend a credit union and they have good money market accounts so I like money market accounts versus like a savings account if you're into t-bills that's investing in let's say like the government you could invest like one two three months I'm not going into much with that just interest rates are really weird right now it doesn't make sense to invest in them right now because like a lot of money market accounts are actually paying the same as a t-bill so right now might not make sense now that's just me personally some of these make complete sense some of them make no sense so you would have to make the decision on that whether you like that or just hate some ideas I do believe that you know saving a few cents doesn't always make sense since since anyway I would actually recommend because we have limited time sometimes I would actually spend more money to save time so that's something that I would definitely leave you off to think about so if you guys have any questions comments concerns please leave them down below I love would love to hear what you have to say so thank you so much for watching guys really appreciate it and I'll see you in the next one

13 HABITS FOR A MINIMAL LIFE | minimalism & intentional living

**13 HABITS FOR A MINIMAL LIFE | minimalism & intentional living**



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Today, I’m sharing 13 habits that can help you lead a more minimal and intentional life. These habits have not only helped me live more simply but also more purposefully. Sometimes it’s the small ways that we embrace minimalism that have the greatest impact!

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