Now that I'm putting some effort into this frugal stuff, I've found many tiny things I can change without feeling like I'm giving up too much. I'm committing to taking baby steps.
Today I cancelled three magazine subscriptions. My library in both locations carries them, so I can go spend some time in the quiet. I also cancelled my online edition of the newspaper because really .... lately I've only read the headlines.
Maybe it's lucky that I've enjoyed a pretty spoiled life for the past twenty years. Because it has sure been easy to see where to trim the fat! I'm going to save my coffee shop drinks for social events instead of an almost daily treat. The trick to living well on less is to be conscious of where your money goes. My plan is to keep track of every penny for the next two weeks (longer if I need to) and then look for more cuts.
I considered cutting the house cleaner down to once a month instead of every two weeks ... but I think I'd rather turn off the cable TV first!!!