Episode 217 | Cultivate a Frugal Mindset and Take Control of Your Spending | Jen & Jill of Frugal Friends Podcast

We all want to be free from financial stress, but what practical steps can we take to get there?  Does the secret to financial freedom lie in sticking to a budget?  Paying off debt?  Making more money?  In this episode, Jen and Jill share their unique and powerful insights about frugality and financial freedom.  We explore the idea of spending better rather than just spending less.  Jen and Jill share the importance of examining your mindset and habits around money before making changes.  If one of your goals for the new year is to gain more control over your finances, this is the episode for you!

In this episode, we cover:

  • How the principles of frugality and stewardship extend beyond money
  • Learning to critically evaluate what you bring into your home based on your capacity
  • Making a distinction between being cheap and being frugal
  • How to take steps from a consumerist mindset to a frugal mindset
  • Identifying your priorities and letting go of what doesn’t matter to you
  • Where should you start if you want to reform your spending habits?
  • The surprising benefits of seeking creative solutions that don’t require spending

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About Jen & Jill

Jen Smith & Jill Sirianni are co-hosts of the top-rated Frugal Friends Podcast. With over 300 episodes and 5 million downloads, Frugal Friends is changing the way the world thinks about frugality. Jen uses her background in financial journalism to seek topics that help people overcome impulse spending and reach their financial goals. Jill is a licensed clinical social worker who enjoys exploring the connections between our money behaviors and mental health. Together they’re helping people become better stewards of their money, time, space, and natural resources.


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