What Inflation? The Super Frugal Say They Were Made for This Moment

For families with strong habits to curb spending, sticking to their strict household budget is the plan.

What Inflation? The Super Frugal Say They Were Made for This Moment

For families with strong habits to curb spending, sticking to their strict household budget is the plan.

Extremely frugal families are coping with record-high inflation by doing what they’ve always done: not spending money.

“It doesn’t affect us as much because of the way we shop,” says Art Shillito, who along with his wife, Janelle, forgo shopping lists and mostly buy marked-down items. The Burnt Hills, N.Y., couple say they’ve spent an average $364.74 a month this year to feed their family of 11, which is below last year’s monthly average of $500.