Life-Style Choices that Make a Difference
One of the important aspects about living frugally and saving – beyond the personal freedom it provides, is the ability of frugal people to give generously to their family, friends, causes and the community as a whole.
In fact, without close attention to spending, it can be very hard for most people to help others financially.
The negative image of the frugal person as a miserly penny-pinching sour-puss is more often than not – simply wrong.
The frugal person has chosen to make the best use of their resources. To take care of their current and future needs through sensible thrift and wise saving. And as a by-product of this positive life-style they are often able to help others financially.
If your image of frugal living is one of deprivation and meanness – it is time for an attitude adjustment.
There are many stories of people who live extremely simple, frugal lives and leave fortunes to charities.
- Seattle man’s frugal life leaves rich legacy for 3 institutions…
- Frugal farmer leaves ‘incredible’ $10 million surprise…
- Frugal spinster who lived in modest tenement flat stuns family with £1m estate…
- Long Beach woman who lived frugal lifestyle leaves behind $4.5M
- Frugal man leaves more than $1 million to Washington University
Less told are the countless stories of everyday frugal people, who live ‘normal’ lives and are careful with their spending and saving. They are able to help their family members and others out in times of hardship – because they have chosen to be careful with their money.
These are not people who pretend to be poor, or live lives of want – they are your neighbours, your family members, and your friends – people leading fulfilling frugal lives.
The Choice is Yours
You may never be able to give as much as the Gates – but in your own corner of the world you may be able to make a difference if you choose to be frugal.