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”.
Or, will you? Continue reading “Comparison is NOT the thief of joy”
While Mr Fox has been beavering away on posts, I’ve been a little quiet on here so it is about time that I introduce myself. I am the (soon-to-be) Mrs Fox… If he plays his cards right, of course! Continue reading “Meet the missus”
I had an interesting yet brief discussion about phones the other day and it inspired me to write this piece.
The discussion between myself and a not-so-frugal revolved around an off hand comment I had made: “Most people do not even remotely need the capabilities of a flagship phone, yet happily spend hundreds, if not thousands, of pounds for the privilege of owning one”. Continue reading “Your smartphone is probably too expensive”