Frugal YouTubers Worth Following
If free is your favorite price, you may enjoy some of my favorite frugal YouTube channels. Here are my top three.
I don’t remember how I found this channel but I am so glad I did! I suspect it was through an episode that featured an interview with Vicki Robin, coauthor of Your Money Or Your Life (THE financial independence book… Definitely look it up if you aren’t familiar). Janaia Donaldson and Robin Mallgren produce this biweekly series that focus on topics related to climate change including local food, simple living, and economic uncertainty. Even folks with their black belts in tightwaddery can gather a few tips from this channel. Each half-hour episode features an interview with someone interesting- from tiny home dwellers to permaculturists.
You may expect a channel called Peak Moment to be full of doom and gloom, but the overall message is very positive. I learn a lot and finish each episode inspired.
I discovered Mike and Lauren through their video How to Retire Early: Our Plan For Financial Independence. Mike and Lauren are an adorable young couple working towards financial independence through frugal living. The videos are incredibly professional and well done for such a “young” channel. These two are really going places! (Literally… they have bunch of videos about their frugal travels through Europe)
Mike and Lauren host a weekly live show that is about twenty minutes long focusing on anything from money and relationships to an interview with Mike’s sweet Depression-era grandma. Their other videos are a mixed bag of awesome- from modifying a can opener (Not really successful, but a silly video anyway) to fitting in as a frugal person. They also did a video from a cardboard box to show that working towards financial independence doesn’t mean living in a box.
Mike and Lauren are the kind of couple you would love to have a drink with… perhaps a Moscow Mule in a DIY Copper Cup? Yup, there’s a video for that!
I stumbled upon this channel while looking for more information on brewing my own Kombucha. I enjoyed this video and found that Kirsten’s channel is filled with all of my favorite things: Simple living, self-sufficiency, DIY, and more! The channel is probably best known for featuring tiny homes like this feature of a Manhattan apartment that has over six million views. I credit this channel with developing my love of small spaces. There are dozens of videos to watch. Kirsten has also released two documentary-length videos: Summer of (Family) Love, which follows her family’s summer in a VW van, and We the Tiny House People: Small Houses, Tiny Flats, and Wee Shelters.
I hope you too can find inspiration in these frugal Youtubers. Who is missing from the list?