Embracing The Good Life
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Live the good life, just cheaper

Have you ever listened to of the time period “stealth wealth”?

at a park I just lately learned in close proximity to my residence

Stealth wealth is when a individual has tons of dollars, but instead of an ostentatious way of living, they choose a far more pared-down existence. From the outdoors seeking in, no one particular would know they are rolling in money.

(We’ve all read tales of the billionaires who travel an old pickup truck!)

Nicely, I was thinking that stealth frugality should really be a thing as well, and it must refer to a human being who is handling to are living a excellent lifestyle on a finances.

pink flowers.

my kalanchoe from Aldi, in bloom

I know individuals generally feel that frugal = deprived.

And there are definitely frugal people today who stay life that are more spartan than what I’d want!

But my favorite kind of frugality is the kind where you can have beautiful items and delightful encounters with out paying out a lot….the place somebody observing your lifetime from the outside may well in no way know that you are living on a finances.

I recognize that absolutely nothing about my frugality is basically stealthy due to the fact I generate about it all the time right here on the net.

And I am not at all shy when it comes to chatting about it in genuine lifestyle both.

Kristen sitting at her Apple laptop, which has a Snoopy sticker on it.

But, if I held my mouth shut and I stopped typing on the online, I imagine my existence would look pretty usual and it wouldn’t scream deprivation.

And that’s simply because I concentration less on doing with no, and more on obtaining what I want, inexpensively.

For instance….

I consume delectable meals each and every working day (which I cook dinner myself, largely from scratch.)

breakfast potatoes and eggs.yogurt topped with berries.

Home made yogurt, topped with berries (pink types are wineberries that I picked in the woods!) and chia seeds

chicken katsu on a plate.


My residence is furnished nicely (generally with totally free home furniture that I’ve refinished, furthermore issues from my Obtain Nothing at all team and the abandoned house.)

living room rental.



before and after


Kristen's bedroom.corner of a kitchen.

My Get Absolutely nothing toaster oven on my Obtain Nothing at all table


My cost-free lamp from Fb Market

I have a good wardrobe (which involves second-hand and clearance apparel, and a great deal of mended goods)

Kristen in a dress.

My Target clearance dress

Kristen in a pink hoodie dress.

My eBay-acquired American Huge hoodie costume

I shell out time in character just about each individual day, enjoying woodland creeks or the quite a few rivers in my spot (this expenditures pretty much nothing!)

creek in the woods.a morning view of a river.

I’ve absent to the symphony twice this year (with tremendous inexpensive pupil tickets, wearing a gown from Target, leggings from 5 Under, and clearance boots!)

Kristen smiling.Kristen's black dress.

I went to Hawaii (flying standby with Lisey’s flight benefits.)

Kristen and Lisey.

I have a Kate Spade purse and wallet (both of those from a consignment retail store)

a pink Kate Spade purse.

I’m finding a nursing degree, but I’m performing it at a group faculty, and I’m spending for it with scholarships. Does not issue! I’ll be an R.N. just like everyone else.

Kristen in scrub pants.

I study all the publications I want, primarily from the library, or when that fails, eBay (in which I inevitably sell them back again when I’m completed.)

books on nightstand

I could compose a lot more examples, but I’m positive you get the stage, which is that a dollars-saving existence:

  • does not have to have to be spartan or miserable
  • does not indicate you have to give up all the things you want

You just have to be a very little far more creative about how you get the points you want. 🙂

Your transform! Give me some examples of stealth frugality from your lifetime.

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