We are pleased to announce that we have been asked to host a talk on minimalism and frugality! This was a surprise to us but comes as a big opportunity for us to get our voices heard and engage with others in a new way.
Talking Lifestyles: The Frugal Foxes is the title and link to the host’s site and ticket portal. If you’re in Leeds on the 29th of May and would like to put a face to our names, listen to what we have to say or just say hi then come check us out!
We’ll be hanging around after the talk to answer questions and chat to everyone, so see you there!
This came from a rather interesting comment I read on a Personal Finance discussion page. It has lead me to think about what being frugal really means and if it is in fact possible to build wealth in this way.
Continue reading ““You can’t frugal yourself to riches”: a few thoughts about this statement”
Call me frugal and I’m a happy fox. Call me cheap and I’ll be very upset indeed! These two words seem very similar on the face of things, but boy oh boy you should not get these two confused.
Continue reading “Cheap or frugal: Which are you?”
Reduced to its simplest form, our financial lives contain two paths. To buy or not to buy.
That is the question (I want to briefly consider today).
Continue reading “Cold, calculated consumption”
To introduce myself, I am a reader of the Frugal Foxes blog, a final year student mental health nurse, an avid fan of the simple life and making your money an asset rather than a burden.
Continue reading “Reader contribution: Alex’s reflections on money and mental health”
Sorry to disappoint, but this article isn’t going to host any salacious gossip about the infamous clan.
Instead, I want to examine the notion of ‘Keeping up with the Jones’ (or, to the Instagram generation, the Kardashians!).
Continue reading “Keeping up with the Kardashians”
There are two famous quotes I’d like to think about in today’s post, specifically “Keeping up with the Joneses” and “Comparison is the thief of joy”.
These two quotes may differ in their lexis but their meanings are very much entwined. Combining them will produce something along the lines of “Comparing yourself to your neighbours affluence is a bad idea; you’ll be trapped into an endless cycle of consumerism and not be any happier for it”.