If you are really going to embrace the bootstrapping solopreneur thing, and part of your entrepreneurial endeavors are upcycling and recycling, it seems only natural that you would also have a good dose of frugalista coursing through your veins. Over the last couple of years I have become more aware of the prices at my local grocery stores. I have started using more coupons. I try to keep myself on a budget. The pennies really do count.
Believe it or not I actually enjoy living more frugally. If you have read my about me page you are already aware of a certain kookiness in my nature. I like the concept that "things" can have many facets and uses far beyond their manufacture's intended use. The ability to find a second use for something or to re-purpose it into something new allows us the opportunity to gain a new appreciation for the small and seemingly insignificant item. And if we allow ourselves to notice the new value in that "thing" we were about to throw away how much more can we appreciate all theT"things" we have in our lives.
Anyway it seems like a very natural extension for this blog to contain some money saving tips as I come across them.
Yesterday after slipping down the internet rabbit hole I stumbled onto Bankrate.com's frugal sense tips. They sponsor a monthly contest for the best money saving tips. The prize is $100.00 see contest rules here.