Are You Choosing To Be Financially Secure?

When many people talk about financial security, they point to outside factors. They measure their security based on how much their employer pays them, how much they’re forced to pay in bills each month, or events that affect their finances, such as car breakdowns or health issues.

The reality is that your financial situation has less to do with outside factors like those, and more to do with choices you make. I’m sure you have a friend who is always stressed about money, but you can’t help but notice that he or she always has new clothes, buys a new car every couple of years, and travels extensively. Continue reading

7 Habits of Highly Frugal People

7 Habits of Highly Frugal People

By Dr. Penny Pincher, WiseBread

Frugal people who pay off their debt and achieve financial independence don’t succeed by accident. They establish habits that allow them to consistently reach their goals over the long haul.

During the past few years as a personal finance blogger and author, I have noticed that the most successful frugal people tend to follow a common set of habits. These same habits remind me of the traits that Stephen Covey detailed in his popular 1989 book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. For this article, I kept the original seven habits, but updated them for achieving financial independence today.

What are the seven habits that allow some people to excel at being frugal? Continue reading