Doesn’t it take a long time to coupon?
Don’t you end up wasting time that you could spend earning money when you’re just trying to save it?
There is no doubt that being frugal can take time. This is a constant issue that I hear from others, and there is no easy answer. After reading this interesting article on The Simple Dollar, I took a moment to reflect on the issue. In the end, the issue is about balance. There are some things you can do out there that may be a waste of time for you. For instance, making your own laundry detergent when you can spend $3 and save those 3 hours just might be a good use of money! However, if you LIKE making new concoctions, than making laundry detergent can be a fun activity. For me, I find that frugality is as much of a hobby as anything, and it is this mindset that guides a lot of my decisions about when I choose to be frugal and when I don’t.
So what do you think: Is being frugal fun for you? Or is it just a waste of time?