3. Follow Friday: My Frugal Year
For this week's "Follow Friday," I'd like to introduce you to the Instagram account, My Frugal Year. My Frugal Year is maintained by an anonymous mother-of-two trying to conquer over $35,000 in debt in a slow, practical way, avoiding what she terms "crash diet budgeting." What separates this account from other frugal accounts to me, is that grounded honesty. The fact My Frugal Year is run by an anonymous mother essentially gives her the freedom to get refreshingly real about her struggles along the way; she's not just posting practical tips, but sharing a true emotional journey that many can relate to.
For instance, the mother candidly speaks out the shame she feels for her past financial decisions and current predicament as she navigates her journey towards self-forgiveness. "You can be accountable without hating yourself," she writes. "I’m not there yet, but it’s getting easier to wave those thoughts away. One day at a time." It's an inspiring, refreshing change to other frugal accounts, which often solely offer surface, practical tips from people whose goals are all about pursuing a six-figure lifestyle, perhaps, by depriving themselves for one year or what not.
You can follow My Frugal Year on Instagram.