137 episodes

Controlling your spending is hard to do. On every episode of Frugal Friends, we'll try to help you gain a little more control on one aspect of the countless directions your money is being pulled toward through frugality and a few laughs. If you're trying to save money, spend less, adopt minimalism, pay off debt or reach financial independence, we think you'll like the show.

Frugal Friends Podcast Jen Smith & Jill Sirianni

    • Investing
    • 4.6 • 373 Ratings

Controlling your spending is hard to do. On every episode of Frugal Friends, we'll try to help you gain a little more control on one aspect of the countless directions your money is being pulled toward through frugality and a few laughs. If you're trying to save money, spend less, adopt minimalism, pay off debt or reach financial independence, we think you'll like the show.

    Why You Need A Budget w/Jesse Mecham

    Why You Need A Budget w/Jesse Mecham

    Budgeting. We're never gonna stop talking about it. AND on this episode we have THE Jesse Mecham, creator and founder of the famous budgeting app 'You Need a Budget'. For those still wondering whether or not they actually need a budget, and for all the rest who benefit from more reminders and tips; listen in!

    • 1 hr 8 min
    How to Live in an RV or Motorhome

    How to Live in an RV or Motorhome

    If you've ever thought about living in an RV or trying the tiny house lifestyle, or even considered it short-term; this episode is for you! We're covering a lot of the basics regarding what should be considered before full-time RV-ing, where to park, and what to look for when purchasing an RV!

    • 58 min
    How to Make More Money With A Side Business

    How to Make More Money With A Side Business

    We've talked about side hustles and selling our gently used items to bring in more cash and now we're introducing the idea of a side business! If this feels next level, it is. BUT we hope this episode helps give some sunlight and water to those seedling ideas that may be sprouting in your mind about putting your skills and talents to work in a way that benefits your budget big time!

    • 52 min
    How To Cut Back On Emotional Spending with Leslie Tayne

    How To Cut Back On Emotional Spending with Leslie Tayne

    Have you ever bought something to make yourself feel better? Or splurged on something only to feel instant guilt afterward? We may not always realize it, but our spending habits are incredibly connected to our emotions; recognizing this can unlock some strategies for seeing the financial progress we desire! We're thrilled to share our conversation with Leslie about identifying our own emotional spending habits, how to curb them, and ways to engage in healthy spending patterns.

    • 1 hr
    How a No-Spend Month Can Help Your Finances

    How a No-Spend Month Can Help Your Finances

    We can often struggle to make big dents in our savings or debt payoff journey which leads to feelings of frustration and defeat. When the small spending changes aren't cutting it anymore, we might consider a no-spend challenge! We've explored doing this for a day, or a week, but on this episode we talk about challenging ourselves to not spend for an entire month! Join us as we explore how 'gamifying' finances can help us achieve the progress in our budgets we so desire!

    • 57 min
    Healthy Financial Boundaries w/Family + Friends - EP 126

    Healthy Financial Boundaries w/Family + Friends - EP 126

    We've all been there; lending to friends and never seeing that money again, 'splitting the bill' when you only got a salad and a water, standing up in a wedding without realizing all the hidden costs. Whatever the situation, setting financial boundaries with friends and loved ones can be tough, but necessary! Today we talk identifying our financial boundary lines and how to draw them.

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
373 Ratings

373 Ratings

Dani Dog Mama ,

24, divorce, $125,000 in debt. Thank you for the confidence.

I went from $80,000 joint income to $33,000 single income. Of course I got the dogs, but both dogs have their extra health needs compared to a normal dog. I’ve budgeted for years, but I knew I wanted to get out of debt. I have $10,000 in auto loan, $50,000 in students, & now $64,000 in a home loan (closing today 10/21).
This podcast is helpful to myself, because I can listen to real women that have a real understanding of what people go through. They give tips on how to change your thinking or doing in situations. They also discuss it’s okay to use your emergency fund for things that might not seem like an emergency, but is important (aka mental health).
I’m so thankful to come across this podcast, because I was able to make realistic goals to pay off my debt on a single income and I’ve been able to cut more of my budget (#nospendchallenge). These women also have gave me the confidence to do so! Thank you so much ❤️

Apes042089 ,

Humor and informative

This podcast as been serving me well in becoming more frugal! I am such a spender and while doing the debt pay off currently these two have been keeping me motivated while being very informative. I also love the zippy humor that makes you feel like you are part of the squad.

rhotcjki ,

Binge-worthy

I’ve been binge-listening (is that a thing?) to this podcast for the past few weeks and I look forward to new episodes so much. Such a fun take on a traditionally boring topic. 🤩

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