What is FrugalPurpose?

FrugalPurpose is not your run-of-the-mill blog. It’s a blog to break out of what is “normal” to do what you want to do. Societies have many expectations when it comes to lifestyles, career paths, family choices, and even what you’ll buy at the grocery store. What society wants is not necessarily what you want. This blog is to align your priorities and pursue the path to finding your purpose.

FrugalPurpose includes topics in moneypurposetravel, and anything else that may be life improving. Money is a topic that is often ignored within families but is an important means to living a great life. We all work hard to earn money. In a world where our consumerist society sets the norms for spending, it’s easy to let outside forces influence spending that is against our purpose.

Frugal is aligning your priorities with your spending to ensure your money is being spent towards improving your life based on your values. This means cutting back on buying TVs and other electronics if you want to spend more on travel. Or paying less for a smaller apartment if you want to eat out more often. Whatever your values may be, frugality is cutting back on things that don’t matter and spending more on what truly matters.

Purpose is defined as “the reason for which something exists or is done, made, used, etc.”.  I believe that everyone has some  purpose in their lives whether it be working for a non-profit, repairing computers, corporate sales, etc. However, your purpose is rarely handed to you. You need to learn about yourself and continually search for the path which allows you to dedicate yourself to the purpose.

Only a small percentage of people will say, “I’d love to…..”, and actually follow up to pursue it until it becomes a reality.  ”I’d love to start my own business, but…” “I’d love to backpack Europe, but…” etc, etc. The people who will find their purpose are the ones who leave out the “but” after explaining something they want to do, to change, to commit to.  They don’t settle for a job that is high paying but unfulfilling. Only a small percentage of people will constantly search for this until truly reaching their potential. Will you be one of the few?

About Trent

I started Frugal Purpose to share my love of personal finance to assist your pursuit of a more fulfilling life. I am a financial analyst by trade, traveler at heart, and want to share with you the beauty of this world.


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