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Frugal Friends Podcast

Author: Jen Smith & Jill Sirianni

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Controlling your spending is hard to do. On every episode of Frugal Friends, we'll try to help you gain a little more control on one aspect of the countless directions your money is being pulled toward through frugality and a few laughs. If you're trying to save money, spend less, adopt minimalism, pay off debt or reach financial independence, we think you'll like the show.
165 Episodes
Home renovations have a reputation for being very expensive and feeling unattainable at times! While it is true that skilled labor costs decent money - we want to talk about the upgrades and updates we can make that bring beauty and value to our homes without costing a fortune! Get the full show notes here!
Understanding investing terms and options is not for the faint of heart, but we don't have to be experts in order to make wise, frugal financial decisions for our future. On this episode Barbara Ginty shares in some very understandable and approachable ways some of the basics of investing and how to take advantage of Roth IRA's.Get the full show notes here!
Frugality plays nicely with many other valuable tenets and environmentalism is no exception! Engaging with eco-friendly products and living a sustainable lifestyle matches well with frugality and does not need to be considered a luxury!Get the full show notes here!
We're celebrating 3 years of the frugal friends podcast by taking a look at the factors that contribute to impulse buys and ways to avoid it!Get the full show notes here!
Paying down debt when living on a low income IS possible! We are thrilled to have Sarah Wilson on the podcast to share her story and inspire us towards debt freedom at any level of income.Check out the full show notes here!
Have you ever received a raise only to find yourself purchasing more 'non-essential' items? Or earned a bonus only to blow it on a vacation? Yep, that's lifestyle creep. We're talking all about the sneaky ways our choices can shift as our earning increase and how this can derail all our frugal hard work! Listen in to learn how to prevent and respond to this happening in our own lives!Click here for full show notes!
Many things can derail our budgets and best intentions, but it's not about falling off the horse, it's about getting back on! Let's talk about how we can get back on track quickly with our finances.Click here for full show notes!
For many, financial independence is the 'why' behind a frugal lifestyle. How to achieve freedom within our finances is no easy task, which is why we're thrilled to have Jamila's insight into this topic as she shares some of the steps we can take to make wise decisions with our finances.Click here for full show notes!
Moving can be amazingly expensive, not to mention overwhelmingly stressful! If you are planning a move, know someone moving, or think you will move at some point in your life; listen in for helpful tips on reducing moving costs and making the transition as smooth as possible!Click here for full show notes!
Do you enjoy traveling AND cutting expenses? Then travel hacking is for you! In this episode we take a beginners look at how we can utilize loyalties and credit cards to score free hotels, flights, and more. Click here for full show notes!
Food is often our biggest area of budget busts! The solution begins with our meal planning and how we go about grocery shopping. On this episode Ashtin gives us some simple and attainable tips for how we can meal plan effectively and save money on our groceries each week.Click here for full show notes!
Simplifying and minimizing never go out of style! Listen in as we chat about the KonMari method, what we like, and the freedom we can find in identifying our own version of frugality and minimalism. Click here for full show notes!
Eating healthy and saving money don't have to be competing goals! We're talking about how we can get the nutrition we need without overspending at the grocery store.Click here for full show notes!
It's another great interview! Listen in as Bola Sokunbi from Clever Girl Finance makes the daunting topic of investing approachable! For anyone who has been intimated by conversations about the stock market, this episode is for you!Click here for full show notes!
There is a lot of information out there for middle-income earners regarding how to be wise with money, but what about for those of us who are living on a very low income? While there is ultimately no magic wand to make the pressures of financial difficulties disappear, we want to explore how those earning less might also achieve financial goals through frugality.Click here for full show notes!
Do you like the idea of decluttering but find it difficult to get started? Sometimes we need to weave a little fun and creativity into this process to help us find motivation. On this episode we're exploring some unique ways to tidy up our living spaces. Click here for full show notes!
We have lots of debt payoff stories highlighted on this podcast, and are particularly looking forward to sharing Lydia's story with you all! For those working off of low incomes, or single incomes we hope this interview is particularly inspiring and helps to break down barriers to achieving debt freedom!Click here for more show notes!
We know becoming debt free is a worthwhile goal, and once we've bought in to the idea it's a quick jump to the question: 'how do I pay off this debt as quickly as possible?!' On this episode we're talking about some strategies and approaches that can help make big dents in our payoff journey.Click here for full show notes!
Minimalist Budgeting

Minimalist Budgeting


There's many ways to approach budgeting, and finding a way that works for us that is also simple is our aim! We're revisiting a previous favorite episode to explore some minimal budgeting approaches - listen in!Click here for full show notes!
It's the Frugal Friends Holiday Special! We are thrilled to release this episode Christmas day 2020 and there's no better way to celebrate than by sharing YOUR best frugal tips. Listen in as callers share their favorite ways to practice frugality.Click here for full show notes!
Comments (8)


"white people think decorations are just labels" ??? what

Nov 16th

Sandy Van Hoose

I just found this podcast in late 2019 and I already love it. I'm an experienced mom or 4 grown kids ans new grandma to one. And I'm not 55 yet! I thought I'd heard all the tips and ideas but I have learned some new stuff. You two are fun to listen to! Have downloaded a bunch of older shows and there is so much I can't wait to hear! Well done!

Jan 6th
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Christina Larson Wilson

5 stars!!! I am a night time school custodian and it can get pretty lonely and boring cleaning at night. Enter Frugal Friends Podcast and BAM! Not only am I now being paid to clean, I am also essentially being paid to listen to their fun podcast and plan out my finances. It's definitely a win win! By the way, the "creating a budget on irregular income" was a lifesaver! I'm a substitute custodian and my husband is a 180 day teacher assistant. Because we are paid hourly, it gets tough during the school breaks. But NOW I know what to do!!! THANKS!

Dec 27th

Samantha Ball

I'm not sure where to do a review, but they get 5 stars (they jokingly coach listeners about leaving them 5 star reviews but it's well-deserved). They are funny, the podcast is professionally done and they've introduced me to other helpful resources. Thanks! Sam from Canada

Jun 22nd


Frugal Friends Podcast, sometimes Rambunctious and raw, but Ultimately insightful, with GIFs galore! Although not unanimous about the Lightning Round, our Frugal Friends, Jill and Jen, Really know where Frugal Freedom is found. If you are searching for Frugal Entertainment, that's second to none, and will Not disappoint, then your search is Done. Waste no more time looking, just Stay for the fun!

Feb 8th

Courtney White

this is one of my favorite podcast ever! they are informative and funny and just a joy to listen to! absolutely recommend everyone listen to them!

Dec 28th


where are the links for the templates?

Dec 4th
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