The countless people who document their thrifty lifestyles give readers with money woes emotional support but they don’t often deal with true poverty

This article titled “Living on a budget? How trendy! Frugal bloggers live on the cheap, by choice” was written by Angelina Chapin, for theguardian.com on Monday 8th August 2016 11.00 UTC

On Sunday mornings, Katie practices the same ritual: she sits down on her couch in Toronto with her laptop and a cup of tea, pulls the receipts from her purse and makes a tally: “Groceries: $55.90. Petrol: $43.10. Hospital parking: $0. Total Spend: $99.” Then she hits publish and shares her weekly spending with the world.

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