What a great idea! I believe this defines the theory of k.i.s.s.
We are huge Dave Ramsey Fans. In fact we have tought it several years at our church. Looking forward to any additonal information that you can provide.
I am in! This is perfect for me since dh's cAr just crapped out on us at 77,000 miles.
I think we have always been frugal, but I am intrigued by this challenge.
I think this will be a very valuable lesson for me and my family. I have been very interested in practicing a much more frugal lifestyle. My goal is to pay off bills and really live according to God's will. I would like to make my spending in line with biblical principles.
My husband & I consider ourselves Urban Homesteaders. We live on 7 acres with 28 chickens, 13 broiler chickens, 3 guinea fowl, 3 rabbits + 4 new baby bunnies, and a chihuahua named Duke. We have fruit trees and a small garden. We belong to a CSA where we get most of our veggies from May-November. We can our produce for winter usage & just put a deer in the freezer. We live as frugally as possible, but love the thought of communal sharing of the frugal day to day victories! I can't wait for January!
Public School Art Teacher turned homeschool mama...looking foward to this challange!
I need to learn more ways to be frugal.
I'm in desperate need of this challenge. My husband and I have been telling each other for years that we should pay more attention to our finances and way of living...I'm ready for this. =)
I am always looking for new ways to save and simplify life without feeling deprived, so I'm very much looking forward to this challenge! By the way, I love the fact that your truck has 140,000 miles on it! My pick-up truck has 210,000 miles on it and the car my husband drives has 240.000 miles on it! Kindred spirits!
295. Shepard L., Eastern NC
Just found your blog! Looking to be both more frugal and more sustainable, so this sounds great!
I am excited and honored to take this challenge. I try to live within my means and this is a challenge every day due to being a single parent (with a single income) and three dependent children. Two of the children are teenagers and I still pay day care for my youngest son who is ten. I hope that I can continue to learn how to better a better steward of my money and set a better example for my children.
My husband and I are planning on starting a Pecan Orchard in Texas (where we are origionally from) once he is released from his Military Duty. I'm a nurse and I also have my own business. My husband and I are looking forward to getting back to Tx and starting our lives. Our goal is to be self-sufficient! I'm interested in everything you have to offer! All information is much appreciated and your site is very well-done!
Looking forward to it!302. Frances303. Mimi
High Desert in Southern California
I need to do this! I am far from frugal and it would be so liberating for me and my hubby.306. Sara,
307. Jennifer S.
308. Melanie R.,
309. Deborah T.,
Grand Rapids, MI
Excited for the challenge! 310. Heather B.,
Can't wait for this challenge to begin.311. Kathy,
I'm ready312. Leah
Ive been watching your posts and wondering what more can i do - so im really excited about this challenge . Thanks 313. Rose
I hope this goes through, as I am looking forward to this challenge.
314. Jackie315. Barbara M.,
I am a seasoned cheap skate and will keep working on it one penny at a time. Frugality rocks!316. Tabatha
317. Mary R.,
I'm always ready to learn more to help our family budget, protect our planet, and share the new knowledge with others. :O)
Excited to learn some new was to be frugal and to hear how other people do it.319. Jane K.,
I am excited to learn new ways of frugality! Lets go.
320. Heather S.,
Thurmont , MD
looking forward to this challenge :D 322. Cathy J.
323. Susan S., Michigan
I've been looking for a challenge like this! Sounds like the perfect way to make living wisely a lifestyle instead of a hassle. :) So excited!325. Karen N.,
I'm committing to eating only what I grow or catch. 326. Jennifer,
St. Charles, MO
329. Kathy S.,
I already try to live frugally, but it will be fun to focus on that lifestyle with others.330. Pat D.,
Have a garden and chickens. Will cook more from scratch, learning to make bread, etc.
331. Tina L.
Don't feel bad. I have two chairs with holes in them & I refuse to part with them. Looking forward to the challenge.
Great idea, I'm joining!333. Crystal M.
334. Charmaine N.,
I have been very interested in learning to living frugally and pass these things off to my kids. Thank you for the challenge.
335. Ruth H.,
Harrison County IN
My goal for 2012 is to be debt free and pay off the credit cards. So i will take this challenge!!
337. Jeanine M.,
This is just what we need, being newlyweds, with some debt. Just talked my husband into it. although, he thought i was talking about fruit at first. lol. living frugally, he said "i have to eat more fruit?", "yes dear".338. Chloe F.,
Ocean City, MD
339. Traci K.,
Williston, North Dakota
340. Cyndy S.,
I was planning on challenging myself to only buy 2nd hand for the whole year. The exception being groceries and underwear. I have also decided to give myself 4 wildcards in the event a tire or furnace blows up. So your challenge will kick start my own It will be fun to have the company of like minded people to share this with.341. Nancy, Virginia
342. Ashley, Alberta
343. Scott and Shannon,
344. Linda Bloom345. Georgia N.,
I have been doing this since September, but will try to stretch even further!346. JP
347. Katie W.
So excited to challenge myself to do this! :)348. Jody C.,
349. Ronnie C.,
Ray City, GA
350. Jessica K.,
I'm excited about learning new ways to save and recycle and reuse! I'm starting by making all my Christmas gifts this year so hopefully that will go well. :-)352. Fran,
I'm in! I can't wait to get started!353. Tammy C.,
Needing all the help I can get. would love to live below our means and maybe not work as much outside the home. Thanks for the push in the right direction354. Heather S.
Might be extra challenging with my birthday being on the 8th. . .but we can do it!!!356. Ashley,
357. Amy D.
Great idea!358. Justine,
What a great resolution idea! Looking forward to it.359. Courtney,
360. David D.,
361. Paige C.,
362. Phyllis C.,
Frugal - I love this!
363. Manju Sara J.,
365. Ann S.,
What a great way to begin the New Year!367. Dianna A.,
What a great idea and especially after the holidays. I am excited to learn how to live more frugally. I already have a garden growing all year round (we will see how it goes), make my own laundry detergent and cook from scratch and at home instead of eating out. 368. Jennifer J.,
This is wonderful. We have been 'practicing' this for quite some time now. We always need new ideas!
369. Holly M.,
I have already started this process and I am so excited for this!
372. Allison H.,
Can't wait. I am ready!!! Hopefully I can get dh and son on board.374. Heather S.,
375. Click Clack Gorilla,
I hope it's not cheating to join up if I already do all of those things (except the thirty-day list). But still seems a worthy thing to sign my name to!
Siloam Springs, AR
Port Huron, MI
378. Caroll F.,
St. Joseph, MO
I am been struggling with this on my own - will be nice to know there are others committed to this cause!
Hoping to take pressure off my life as a minimum wage paid college student in debt, and stay happy :)380. Amy C.,
We're currently working through Dave Ramsey's Total Money Makeover and have been working very hard to live frugally. I've been amazed to step back and consider where our money has gone in the past and see where we can put it now that we're living more frugally and facing, not only our finances, but ourselves. I would love to learn even more!
383. Katie T.,
384. Ruth R.,
385. Ashley C.,
I can't wait to start!!386. Madeleine387. Tessa,
I am interested to see if there are any other places for us to cut. I feel like we are living on bare bones as it is!388. Lauren J.,
Whoop :))389. Chanelle D.
390. Carrie K.,
Can't wait to learn more!391. Debbie,
I've been toying with making some changes so I think this will be most helpful!392. Lori,
What a great idea! I found you through New Nostalgia! Thanks!393. Shauna E.,
I already try to live frugally, but every little bit of help counts!!!
394. Kelly R.,
This is a great idea, I can always use help learning new ways to live frugally. Thank you so much for this!395. Jessica,
Grand Forks, ND
30 days!396. Dani,
I love this idea!!397. Elizabeth T.,
Thanks for doing this! Looking forward to learning more about myself and doing what is right!398. Machelle
Count me in!!399. Megan P.,
Looking forward to the challenge and meeting like minded people from around the world!401. Melissa M.,
Hopefully I'll pick up some great tips that will help some some pennies that will grow into pounds!
403. Niki R.
404. Megan D.,
Looking forward to it!407. Christie K.
We already live fairly frugally, but I'm excited to see how much further we can go!408. Melanie W.,
409. Mike and Aimee,
412. Martie B.,
Please sign me up for your 23 day Frugal Living Challenge!413. Marie S.
What a fantastic idea! Our family had planned on doing this ourselves, but it is SO MUCH easier with the support of others! Thanks for coming up with this idea, I'm looking forward to participating! 414. Jessica,
Lake Charles, LA
My husband and I are very waste-conscious and we are always on the look out for ways to be more self-sustainable. We just recently (finally) started a garden, we are giving raising rabbits for meat a try, he hunts, I recycle like a mad-woman... I'm eager to see what suggestions you have that we haven't tried. Thanks for your efforts to educate and change the world. We need it. 415. Carrie
Glad to have found this blog and excited for this challenge. Great idea!417. Pamela S.,
418. Jessica C.
We are going to give up shampoo and tooth paste- stuff is nasty for you and a of waste money.419. Amy,
Wake Forest, NC
What a great way to start the New Year. We are already pretty eco-friendly and frugal, but there is always new things to do and learn!421. Ashley G.
We are frugal, but excited to take it to the next level!!425. Marie B.,
We really like to live frugal now, so this will be fun to see if you have any new ideas. 426. Melaine,
427. Becky Q.,
Oklahoma City, OK
I'm really excited about this! Let's do it!428. Susan,
I am so looking forward to this challenge!429. Annie W.,
Rochester, MN, USA
Wow! This is so exciting. I'm in!!!
430. Ginny P.,
San Diego, CA
As we are hoping to buy a home this year, it will help set us up for a more attainable savings goal that we have only, as of yet, talked about. 432. Mary
I'm definitely in! While we try and live frugally sometimes, espeially at christmas we slip bak into the old want, want habits.434. Johanna K.,
St. Louis, MO
435. Beth T.,
Great idea. Will love to hear how many commit to doing this. 436. Karen B.,
Kings Mountain, NC
I'm ready and willing!437. KRH,
438. Becky M.,
I am excited to start the challenge.439. Ro'Chele,
It would be fun if the challenge had a goal a day. Like the first day's goal: make and bottle a cleaning product of your choice; second day: plant a vegetable that you use often (outdoors or potted depending on your location), etc. Just a thought. :D 440. Jessica
Count me in, sounds fun. As frugal as we think we might be, we can always get better!441. Marleen,
Upstate New York
I'm in!!443. Diann
Although real food will pre-empt garbage faux food, since long term the latter will cost more. And growing a garden in New England (though I can sprout seeds) won't happen in January. But I will follow the spirit of this. 444. Katie N.,
Prescott Valley, AZ
Hoping to get my husband on board with this and really do it. Thank you for the challenge.445. Isabel F.
SO EXCITED for this!! Count me in!! With four kids - I am always about saving money.446. Stacey Sims,
I so need to do this!!
448. Diana H.,
Just discovered your website, love all of the things I'm learning! 449. Alyssa,
450. Nicole G.
453. Deborah K.,
Is there a full list of the 23 ideas? I'd be curious to see them. :)454. Jessica G.
Perfect challenge for a fresh beginning in the new year!455. Cheri
456. Becky B.
457. Amy D.,
I already strive to live frugally. But I want more ideas and motivation! 458. Jennifer W.,
Looking forward to this challenge!460. Catherine M.
I just cut back to 66% at my work for my health and so I can be a better mom to my kids. I am totally up for this!461. Rhiana
462. Amanda M.,
Excited to give this a try!463. Mellissa
464. Raye Ann P.,
San Antonio, TX
468. Jill R.,
I AM SOOOOOO EXCITED ABOUT THIS!!! I need to learn how to curb my impulse spending (among other things) and this is the PERFECT avenue to start!469. Amanda,
San Mateo, CA
I'm ready when you are.471. Amy
I just found your blog through your amazing shampoo bar recipe and would love to join you in this! I am a new follower.472. Lori G.,
This is an area that I can vastly improve. I'm looking forward to seeing the posts!473. Kristi G.,
Excited about this challenge! Can't wait!474. Rose M.
475. Jily K.,
always good to learn more, especially need help on the impulse buying!!! Looking forward, thanks so much476. Alyssa,
Really looking forward to this!477. Sara,
we are already doing what we can to be frugally sustainable. drying clothes on the line, gardening, canning, making most things from scratch, not using commercially prepared cleaners, etc. if everyone did this, we could all breathe a lot better! :)479. Rosita,
Christchurch, New, Zealand
480. Toni B.
I really need all the help I can get. I was just telling my friend that I need a reward chart for not spending money.481. Vicki R.,
482. Becca B.,
This is great! We already live a pretty frugal lifestyle but with a new baby due in early January we need to recommit ourselves to saving money and knowing when enough is enough. Thanks for such a great challenge!484. Daryl Ann,
Oh, and our couch also has a hole in it from our dogs. Someday we'll talk about replacing it, until then it works just fine! :)
491. Susan W.
Your examples made me take a look at myself. Our couch has two (small) holes, my boots are literally coming apart at the seams and our van had almost 100k miles on it when we bought it three years ago, and we've driven its rusty self all over the country visiting family. Is that weird?!? I try to live like my grandparents. And it means so much to me to be able to stay home with the kids, life like this is totally worth it. That said, though, there are still some areas that can stand to be trimmed. And I pledge to try!492. Cherie H.,
Excited! Been living frugal, but ready for a challenge and to take it a step farther...494. Patricia S.,
So glad I didn't miss out on the begining.496. Tina
Sign me up!
497. Mandy, PA498. Lucy,
St. Louis, MO
I really need to get back to my frugal ways!499. Julie,
501. Jackie P.,
502. Hillary P.,
503. Melody M.,
I've already been scaling back...interested in seeing "what else" I can do.504. Kristi G.,
Ready for the challenge! 505. Heather Q.
506. Sheryl A.
508. Karen H.,
West Point, GA
Looking forward to giving this a shot. Love the concept. 509. Amy,
Single Mom...Looking for creative & smart ways to save. 511. Shar,
Bring it on! :)512. Pam P.,
This will be good to get me back into the things I use to do like this. 513. Kateb,
Time to take the step forward.514. Raymond B.,
I am trying to become more Spartan, ie reduce all the crap and by learning reach through time to shake the hand of our ancestors. This may be a step along the way, thank you for the invitation. I accept. I do not seem to be able to find your email notification list sign up. Do you have one? I would like to keep up with all your tips.515. Lola
I have recently retired due to health reasons and find that I need to be tightening the belt even tighter. The challenge is exciting as well as rewarding as the creative juices flow more consistently. I look forward to the 23 Day Frugal Living Challenge along with others. Thanks for making this available. 516. Jenni,
Committing to the 23 days! 517. Sherri W.,
I'm up for the challenge!
519. Linda A.,
How refreshing it is to read what you're doing.I've always tried to be frugal and was teased by people. Back in the 70's there weren't many people interested in eating right, thinking about our world or raising a family with good ethics and morals. I'm glad my children are following in my footsteps. I'm looking forward to your challenge.520. Jen F.
521. Amber C.,
522. Ariana M.,
523. Suchil C.,
San Antonio, TX
looking forward to this!524. Mary,
I a signle parent of a darling 3 year old, I would love nothing more than to reduce my work hours to spend more time with her. That is why the concept of living frugally has become so important to me. I am determined for 2012 to eliminate as much debt as possible adn to save as well. I also want to use what we have and not spend money unless we absolutely need it. I have been blessed with a fabulous job, excellent benefits and a wonderful home. However, I have not been using my money wisely and am determined to change this so in the future I can be home more and enjoy more time with my daughter and loved ones. 525. Michelle L.,
Looking forward to this. I feel I waste so much money. Great way to start the new year. Love your blog. I will be trying a few of your recipes this week.527. Stacy H.
I only had one resolution for the new year, to turn my passion into action. Now I have two resolutions. Making the choice to live frugally falls right in line with my first goal. Can't wait to start.528. Leann
I am in... we are actually committing for 2012 to do this regularly. I am excited to get started with you and that I found your lovely blog! :)529. Jennie,
I wish you well on this endeavor and am happy to take part. Hope many many people follow along and take the challenge!!
530. Amy P.,
I'm up for it - trying to cut costs and downsize anyway!532. Cindy F.,
So excited to be a part of this challenge - thank you!533. Mary E.,
Sometimes Frugal living is by circumstance, not by choice. But learning how to be frugal, creating awareness of different ways to have a happy, yet frugal existence.534. Wendy,
I need this.535. Joanne W.,
537. Brittani J.,
538. Vanessa J.,
Im so excited and this is exactly what I was looking for to jump start my New Year!! 539. Cathy,
I already like a frugal lifestyle, but I'm sure there's room for improvement. I look forward to all your ideas540. Anji M.,
Very excited to do this. Shouldn't be TOO hard...I'm going to post this on my blog and encourage others to join us!541. Erica
What a great idea!! Looking forward to this!542. Denise,
Hoping to get control of our spending and living a better life!543. Jamie H.,
winnipeg manitoba canada
iam looking forward to this i need to change my habits and learn to live on less and save money rent is going up so high we live in apt and the area is not the best but with cost of food and rent and gas we are struggling on one income and when i feel low i go shopping even in the thrift stores and i spend money on things i can do without so this will be a challenge for me i will cook more at home and make my own coffee i will take this challenge it is my goal i wish every good luck
546. Angel-a T.,
I consider myself to be incredibly frugal however sometimes we all need extra motivation and support of others. I am taking this challenge to teach my children a lesson and help me get back on track. We will be doing this as a family.547. Sasha,
This is so exciting!! I am amazed at the number of people from all over the world that have committed! Lets go people!!! :)548. Desiree F.,
Chase, BC CANADA
Love your site, and everything I have read so far! I cannot wait to try and see how much of the 23 day challange I can complete. Thank you for all your great tips this site has to offer so far!
Cedar Hill, TX
552. Keli M.
I'm looking forward to more ideas on what I can do! Thanks!553. Susan,
This sounds tough555. Laryn C.,
556. Lydia W.,
558. Rebekah D.,
Ewa Beach Hawaii
I am excited to start this journey!
559. Hannah E.,
We'll be traveling out of state for "Christmas" with my husband's side of the family for the first three days of the challenge, but I'll hopefully be able to join you for the rest of it!560. Sherry,
561. Louise O.,
I'm desperately wanting to live more frugally although I try a small amount I think theres so much more I can do!!!!!562. Indy,
563. Mike R.,
Johnson County, TX
My wife and I are financially secure but have been trying to change our life style to be simpler and more fiscally disciplined. I'm excited about trying for 23 day and then if I can add on another 18 it should be habit, 45 days to make a habit is what I have always heard so maybe it will stick :) thanks for the cool website and the frugal challenge!564. Josh and Libby T.,
Josh just lost his job and we are in serious need of learning to live a frugal lifestyle. Hoping this helps us jump into a new way of living!
565. Lane M.
566. Jordan T.,
Ft Thomas, KY
570. Christi D.,
I agree and commit to this pledge for 1 month and hopefully for a lot longer!571. Kari S.
572. Stephaine S.
574. Cindy G.,
Sign me up...can't wait to learn more about frugal living!!!!!!576. Tina,
I'm in...hopefully my family will be too!577. Joanie S.,
578. M. Smith,
Should be fun.579. Deborah
I look forward to doing this. Thank you. :)580. Jeana,
581. Belma G.
583. Jennifer M.,
584. Rebecca K.,
I'm in! Thanks! <3585. Becca,
Northern Ontario, Canada
Looking forward to getting to know and sharing experiences with like-minded people through this challenge!
586. Emily H.,
587. Stacy B., NY
588. Mikayla D.,
Can't wait to start!589. A
As I have made a point of living frugally for some years, sometimes out of necessity, others out of my belief in the approriateness of it, I want to learn your ways.590. Brooke,
Looking forward to this :) We are downsizing in the spring and will be living in our travel trailer until we build our earthship so yes...this will be good for me :)591. Connie,
I'm ready!592. Melinda
593. Rochelle Y,
I am excited to get started.594. Gil G.
im committing my family! here we go.595. Kandi,
I am excited to try this for 23 days596. Becca
I've just closed my business and I'm thinking of following another life-long dream of turning my home into a homestead... looking forward to this challenge and getting to know like-minded people!597. Sandy,
Dry Branch, GA
I have been trying to pull my family away from dependence on others. We have come a long way, but need to be in a bigger support group. I need more ideas.598. Jackie P.,
602. Mary L.,
606. Kim R.,
607. Janine F.
608. Nick S.,
Looking forward to improving myself and my family!610. Jennie,
I wish you well on this endeavor and am happy to take part. Hope many many people follow along and take the challenge!!611. Leann
I am in... we are actually committing for 2012 to do this regularly. I am excited to get started with you and that I found your lovely blog! :)