Frugal life is the new glam life since the economy tumbled down in flames. People have reached to new lengths to save money. But living on a budget doesn’t mean you have to give up the quality of your life.
America’s economy was thriving until recent years, and people have been learning to budget their being without sacrificing the beauty in life by adjusting to a lower budget. There are many ways to save money in daily routines to keep some extra cash in your pocket for later, and even ways to add some. Learn more: Top 10 Tips for Living on a Budget
“Experiences make people happier than material goods.” This idea is according to research done by Leaf Van Boven, a professor at CU Boulder. By investing in life experiences rather than materialistic riches, we can achieve a higher level of personal satisfaction by developing a better sense of ourselves and grow social relationships with others.
With cuts being made to nutrition programs, Sander Levin, Michigan Congressman and Dave Coulter, Mayor of Detroit suburb, Ferndale are putting themselves in the shoes of food stamp holders to gain some insight into the life of people struggling to feed themselves and their families. They are allowed a budget of $31.50 for a week to buy groceries.
Congressman Dan Kildee is taking the pledge also. $31.50 for the entire week to spend on food; that’s $4.50 each day. Cheers to men with leadership taking a chance to gain an inside point of view for their communities.
- Local Leaders Live On Food Stamp Budget To Protest Farm Bill Cuts (detroit.cbslocal.com)
- Mayor and Congressman hit Metro Detroit grocery store to live off food-stamp-level purchases for a week (mlive.com)