WIM Episode 6: Ginna Baker, Frugality Professional

In July of this year (2018), Ginna hit a personal milestone: saving 65% of her income toward financial freedom. This after saving only 5-15% for most of the last 10 years. She discusses her journey to economic freedom on our episode, and offers valuable tips and tricks on how to be frugal and live life to the fullest.

You can also check out her journey on her blog, https://frugalkite.com/

Episode Takeways:

-Saving can be a game - there is a dopamine rush you get when you save money. The first time she went to a thrift store she bought a pair of J-Crew jeans for $4 compared to $80 new and that’s the first time she felt the dopamine release

-Try not to get into ‘desperation mode’ - one bad financial decision tends to lead to the next 

-Minimalism - less emotionally and physically you have to carry around

-When the going gets rough, you just have to put your head down and work through it