Make A Change Monday: Let’s Rewind A Bit

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When I first started Family Friendly Frugality, I knew I wanted to approach frugal living from a very relaxed and welcoming mindset. I wanted to create a blog about frugal living that didn’t leave people  feeling overwhelmed or less than when they walked away.

The main complaint I hear about saving money nowadays is that it is too darn overwhelming to know where to begin. If you have $20,000 in credit card debt, is clipping a few coupons realistically going to make much of an impact to your bottom line? If you are drowning in student loans and house payments, is living within your means even possible?

The answer to all of the above is  yes. While the small things you do might not add up to financial freedom, they do make a big difference. Some of them will chip away at your debt or create more wiggle room in a tight budget. Some of them will simply give you more confidence and a self esteem boost, proving to yourself that you can save money!

So I am starting a Make a Change Monday series where I will simply give you one task to work on for the week. You might already be doing it…so you get to skip that week! If not though, try it out and see if it makes a difference! I’ll keep them small manageable changes that don’t require a lot of effort or learning the drugstore game .

Make a Change Monday in REWIND

FFF has really grown over the past few months, so I thought it would be a good time to share some previous Make a Change Monday tasks! Don’t feel overwhelmed or like you need to implement everything in one day. Take it slowly and go link by link!

Keep A Spending Journal 

Make a Menu Plan & Stick to it Like Glue!


Cash Only Please

Make a Meatless Meal

Spend a Bit More For Reusable

Get Organized

You Don’t Deserve It

Banish Fees & Overcharges from your Budget

Re-Use Paper

Actually Save Money When You Save Money

Print Some Coupons & Score Some Freebies Hurry!

Brown Bag It!

Give Back Joyfully and Freely (No Strings Attached!)

Read Something “Financial”

Set Up A Sinking Fund

What kind of small changes have you made in your life that have made a BIG difference?

Tell me in the comments!


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Heather is the creator and owner of Family Friendly Frugality. She calls Texas home and is married to her best friend. With 2 children 22 months apart, she has her hands full. So full that she decided to start blogging as a hobby. That hobby blew up into a full time job. Now she's got the husband, the kids and the blog. We're not exactly sure what she was thinking, but she's too busy for us to ask. Find Me On Google +

5 thoughts on “Make A Change Monday: Let’s Rewind A Bit”

  1. After 17 years my husband and I decided it was time for me to stay at home and serve my family in a more meaningful way. It has been a huge financial sacrifice but one I do not regret. To cut spending I have been a coupon clipping mom to start. I gave up my Starbucks habit and I’ve started Christmas shopping early, looking for deals and storing gifts away. My goal is to have all my Christmas shopping done by the end of November. I haven’t looked back yet, wishing we had the income we relied on before. Now I relish everyday I get to pick up the kids from school, put dinner on the table at a decent hour and every moment I have with the kids and my amazing husband because I’ve missed so much over the years.

  2. We moved to a small town and sold our car, now the only way to get anywhere near a shopping mall is through an hour long bus ride, which isn’t easy with kids. Although groceries cost a little more at the store here, than what we used to spend in the city, we are not constantly tempted to buy the newest, latest, and greatest gadgets and doohickeys.

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