How to Teach Your Daughter to Be Frugal

by June Fuentes on October 10, 2016 in Budget Friendly, Creativity, Sewing, Tools



There are many mothers out there who want to teach their daughters how to be more responsible and better prepared them in the area of homemaking. One of those ways that we can teach them is by helping them learn how to be more frugal with money. This is one area that will help her future household and bless her husband while wisely managing his income.

Here are 5 steps to help her become more frugal:

Teach her the value of money & Biblical principals regarding it – Many children and teenagers today are used to having all the latest toys and technology and it is easy to take for granted what you have. This is why it is important to teach them the value of money and to be a good steward of it and what you own. Do a study on what the Bible says about money and how to apply it.

Teach her contentment and appreciation for what she has. The Bible states that “godliness with contentment is great gain”. Teach her how to care for her things and to be happy with what she has. America has an obsession with “more” but oftentimes that leads to more clutter and waste. Living simply can bring more peace and happiness.

Teach her not to be wasteful. Show her how to reuse items and care for clothing. Teach her how to mend tears or holes and use leftovers. Show her how to recycle items to be used more than once.

Teach her how to cook from scratch. We live in a drive-through world, where we want food and we want it now. Teach her not to rely on processed foods which is not only unhealthy but expensive. Teach her to cook from scratch and how to cook healthy recipes.

Teach her how to use coupons, sales, rebates, and more. Take her shopping with you and show her how to get the best deals by looking at weight and prices. Also show her how to use coupons online and off, shop sales and flyers to comparison shop, to take advantage of rebates, and use shopping apps to save even more.


What would you add to this list?





June Fuentes

June Fuentes is the happy wife to Steve and blessed homeschooling mother to eight beautiful children that they are raising for the Lord. She has a heart to see mothers all around the world grasp the vision of biblical motherhood and to see this noble role restored in the 21st century to the glory of God. June strongly believes that weak homes equate a weak nation and therefore blogs at A Wise Woman Builds Her Home to minister to Christian women on how to build up strong Christian homes. She is also the owner of Raising Homemakers, and is the author of the encouraging eBooks, True Christian Motherhood and How to Build a Strong Christian Home. She is the founder of Wise Woman Consulting, her service to teach women how to successfully make money blogging at home and a consultant for Lilla Rose, where you can find unique and beautiful hair products. She would love for you to join her on the journey to biblical womanhood on Facebook and Twitter at @wisewomanbuilds.

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sue October 10, 2016

Hi June,

This is a super important article.

I would add to it though, give her an allowance, or pay her for something, and then assign her the job of figuring out how to buy something she wants or needs.

(This backfired on me, however. Because she didn’t want to wear the clothes we sewed or shopped for together, we gave our eldest daughter (as an allowance) what I would have spent for her clothes for the year divided by 52. Then, explained that it would be her job to buy her own clothes. Instead, she squirreled the money away to save for something else altogether……now at 35 she is the most frugal mom I’ve ever seen – and her husband buys her clothes!)

Jennifer DeSalvo February 21, 2017

Excellent tips.

Stacy February 21, 2017

I love this article! My girls and I make it part of our “girl’s day” to go by the thrift shop. I’ve taught them both (21 and 15) to look for items that are in good repair and will wear well for them. They’re often delighted to get a cute piece for a few dollars. We make a point to go through the housewares, so they know that with patience, they can find household things for a few dollars. We look for items we might not normally be able to afford, or that need very little sewing repair. I’m teaching them now to look for fabric that they might want to use to sew into other things! I know my daughters will be able to outfit their households on a tight budget!

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