Frugality quotes: best frugality quotes

These quotes about frugality may chime with many of you like-minded people:

It is thrifty to prepare today for the wants of tomorrow. –Aesop

By sowing frugality we reap liberty, a golden harvest.  –Agesilaus II

I am strongly drawn to a frugal life and am often oppressively aware that I am engrossing an undue amount of the labour of my fellow men. – Albert Einstein

Money is a guarantee that we may have what we want in the future. Though we need nothing at the moment it insures the possibility of satisfying a new desire when it arises. –Aristotle

Beware of little expenses; a small leak will sink a big ship. – Benjamin Franklin

Be industrious and frugal and you will be rich. –Benjamin Franklin

If you would be wealthy, think of saving as well as getting. –Benjamin Franklin

A penny saved is a penny earned. –Benjamin Franklin

Industry, perseverance and frugality make fortune yield. –Benjamin Franklin

There is no dignity quite so impressive, and no independence quite so important, as living within your means. –Calvin Coolidge

Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen [pounds] nineteen [shillings] and six [pence], result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pound ought and six, result misery. –Charles Dickens

A small fortune comes via thrift and humility, big fortunes come from the heavens. –Chinese proverb

Frugality includes all the other virtues. –Cicero

He who will not economize will have to agonize. –Confucius

Frugality is founded on the principle that all riches have limits.- Edmund Burke

If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free. If our wealth commands us, we are poor indeed. –Edmund Burke

Wealth consists in not having great possessions, but in having few wants.  –Epictetus

Frugality is a handsome income. – Desiderius Erasmus

A treasure is to be valued for its own sake and not for what it will buy. –Graham Greene

Money amassed either serves us or rules us. -Horace

Many people take no care of their money till they come nearly to the end of it, and others do just the same with their time. –Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The worst kind of shame is being ashamed of frugality or poverty. –Titus Livy

Were a man to order his life by the rules of true reason, a frugal substance joined to a contented mind is for him great riches; for never is there any lack of a little. – Lucretius

If all men were rich, all men would be poor. –Mark Twain

Some debts are fun when you are acquiring them, but none are fun when you set about retiring them. –Ogden Nash

I’d like to live as a poor man with lots of money. –Pablo Picasso

Be your money’s master, not its slave. –Publilius Syrus

A man who both spends and saves money is the happiest man, because he has both enjoyments. –Samuel Johnson                  

Frugality may be termed the daughter of Prudence, the sister of Temperance, and the parent of Liberty.  –Samuel Johnson

It frees you from doing things you dislike. Since I dislike doing nearly everything, money is handy. – Groucho Marx

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Frugality: The Cashbagger Mindset

I am not the type who likes non spending days. This is not the king’s style. As I have probably said before I do not like squandering money but on the other hand I am not sooooo extreme to try to wipe it out from as many of my days of the month a possible. What I do like are what I call OBBs (Opportunites to Bag a Bargain).

If I am out there spending, whether online or in store, I keep it modest. In this castle modesty is a virtue when applied to splashing cash. However, at the same time I want to think that I got the particular item or service for a good price. Ideally the best possible by my kingly standards. Therefore, I consistently devote bags time before a purchase for research.

This is usually online but could also involve seeking advice from friends, relatives and/or colleagues of me or Queen Quidbags. We might even ask Prince Pennybags for a view if it is anything remotely technical that we are thinking of parting with hard-won gold for. In fact, I am currently  working on finding the best option for a suitable tradesperson to visit Castle Cashbags for a boiler check/service. As I am sure you can imagine, Castle Cashbags can get cold in the winter, especially the dungeon. Dragons are expensive to feed so we rely on gas central heating.

I am also looking at an exciting (maybe even romantic) weekend trip away with Queen Quidbags very soon. Once I have found the best option on that I will make sure I pay via one of the excellent cash back sites that are around these days. On the rare occasions when I forget to buy stuff using cash back sites I feel genuinely gutted. For about five minutes. The King loves a bargain nearly as much as lovely Queen Quidbags.

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Frugality: Meet the frugal king

Hello. I’m King Cashbags and this is my blog. A big royal welcome to you. I’m generally a big fan of personal finance and frugal lifestyle blogs but am not the type who likes my frugality to be too hardcore. Mr Money Mustache is great/awesome/a badass but he is a little too extreme for me. And that American spelling of moustache jars a bit. I don’t like wasting much money and prefer to make a little extra easy money if I can. I still like the odd luxury now and then. Like most kings I try to live a good life while keeping control of my cash bags and maybe adding a few more bags to the pile. And one day soon I am sure that Queen Quidbags and I can stop going to the office because we need to and only go because we want to.

About the King

I’m middle aged monarch who does an office job in the UK by day, owns a car with no loan payments on it, pays off credit card spend every month, makes regular mortgage payments on two properties, receives rental income on one of them and who has a modest sum in cash and stocks and shares ISAs. I would definitely like to grow this with an eye on early retirement.

I live in Castle Cashbags with the wonderful Queen Quidbags and young Prince Pennybags. It is a modest three bedroom terraced castle with no moat. Our car is not a Rolls Royce or equivalent and simply gets us from A to B without breaking down.

My goal is a big enough crock of gold that in Castle Cashbags we work through choice not necessity. Still living like a king but with enough cash bags that I don’t have to worry about the day job.  Join me on my quest to live happily ever after.

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