Personal finance is just that—personal. That’s why many tips for “living frugal” that I see on personal finance blogs or social media don’t interest me. They’re simply not applicable to my situation. In fact, some frugal tips are highly impractical for most people. Consider these popular frugal tips, and then take some time to reconsider.
The prices at your neighborhood grocery store may be slightly higher than the prices at the wholesale store, so you can certainly cut your grocery bills by shopping at the wholesale store. But if you have to drive to the other side of the town in heavy traffic to shop there, your extra gas usage may cancel out any grocery-related savings—and just consider the price you pay where time is concerned.