I pride myself on living as frugally as I possibly can. It is actually rare for me to pay full price for most anything that I buy. I subscribe to all the very best blogs and forums about penny pinching, and I have made saving money into a lifestyle that I intend to follow permanently. When I learn more information that will work for my life, I immedetiately put it to use. I figure the sooner I do so, the quicker I can start earning.
Many people love to shop sales and get discounts. But they often overspend in many other ways so that that the savings they received previously is negated. Then there are other people who try various ways of saving money, but it feels like too much work to them, so they quit soon after. That’s not what I am about.
I get frustrated when I have little choice in what I pay for goods or services, though. And where I live, it used to be that you had no choice but to purchase your electricity through our city government. This meant that you had no choice but to deal with rate increases and so much more because you had no choice. There was no one else to get service from.
Thanks to laws that have passed in recent years, we now have the ability to get service from other companies in our state. This allows us to go price shopping to see who has the best rates. This is a must for savings purposes, and many people appreciate the fact that choices help them to feel more in control of their long-term finances. And many people like the the fact that they are able to choose whether their money is given to a government entity or some other type of company that does not have government employees running the show.