Living Frugally

Living frugally can play an important role in creating and maintaining a sustainable livelihood.  Our local economy is changing – everyone is tightening up their spending a little more every year.  Living frugally doesn’t have to mean living with less – frugal living means looking for creative ways to get the things you need and find interesting things to do. 

We will work together … "on acquiring skills and seizing opportunities to produce more necessities and luxuries of life on our own or in small groups. Unemployment (or a reduced income) need not mean the loss of the good life, but a chance to redefine the good life in a more genuine, joyful and sustainable way, more in terms of producing power than purchasing power."
-Ken Westhues

Through this section of the website, we are hoping to gather together resources and ideas to start the discussion.  Everyone finds different techniques to live a little more frugally – this website is only the beginning of the discussion.  Here are some of the topics that we are exploring:

  • Managing your finances
  • Dealing with debt and understanding credit
  • Finding a career you love
  • Feeding your family affordable, healthy food
  • Reducing your transportation, clothing, and communications costs
  • Making difficult decisions with confidence
  • Putting your skills and talents to good work
  • Budgeting without feeling deprived

Many of these topics are also explored in The Working Centre’s Community Tools Projects – come check them out and be involved in some creative ventures.

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