I put more than 1/3 of my income into my retirement plan. What's left is unreasonably tiny. There's no choice about being frugal then with the added bonus that maybe I can retire sooner rather than later.
For some really hard-core frugal ideas:
- don't have children
- don't buy a house
- don't buy a car except for a really cheap used car
- keep your computer long past its ability to use most websites, just ignore all those unsupported browser messages
- find a neighborhood where people leave stuff out for free and take walks there often
- don't use a cellphone
- don't buy anything that requires monthly payments if you can avoid it
- don't have pets
- go on cheap vacations (camping, for example)
Reddit has a frugal subreddit. It's kind of full of a lot of crap about playing tricks with credit cards and boring stuff about cellphone plans but now and then there's something interesting.
Female, 5'3", 49, Starting weight: 163lbs. Current weight: 135 (more or less).
Starting squat: 45lbs. Current squat: 180 x 2. Current Deadlift: 230 x 2