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Dr Penny Pincher

Dr. Penny Pincher founded popular blog Penny Pincher Journal in 2013 and has published two books on ways to save money. He also has a Ph.D. in engineering.

Latest articles by Dr Penny Pincher

Micro-Prepping: How to Prepare for Small Disasters

Are you prepared for even a small disaster? Micro-prepping will get you there.

Why Does the Stock Market Keep Going Up?

Despite Great Depressions and Recessions of the past, the overall trend of the stock market is upward. Why?

9 Unusual Stores Where You Can Find Great Bargains

Instead of hitting the grocery store or the mall, head to these unusual shops to find the best deals.

10 Work Perks You Can't Get as a Freelancer

You're ready to strike out on your own. Before ditching your day job, find out what work perks the freelancing world simply can't match.

Turn Your Backyard Into a Wildlife Refuge for Under $40

It won't cost you much to make a backyard sanctuary for local wildlife.

39 Mindless Ways You're Wasting Money in Every Part of Your Life

There are so many ways you're probably wasting money — without even realizing it.

Could You Put Away a Million Dollars by Driving a Used Car?

Everyone loves that new car smell. But wouldn't you love saving that money and turning it into a million bucks even more?

34 Smart Ways to Cut Your Electric Bill

You won't get rich quick by cutting your electric bill, but you can have a small victory every month by saving some of your hard-earned cash.

Why Warren Buffett Says You Should Invest in Index Funds

Warren Buffett made a huge bet on index funds — and won. Find out if you should make that bet, too.

8 Surprising Ways a Personal Website Can Improve Your Life

Even if you don't have a side hustle to promote, creating a personal website can make your life better. So why not make one?

How One Nice Thing Can Ruin Your Whole Budget

This is precisely why we can't have nice things.

How Are People Retiring in Their 30s?!

What if you could retire and travel the world by your 30s? It's not just fantasy — these bloggers have done it!

10 Most Valuable Things to Plant in Your Garden This Spring

Once the snow melts away, make sure you plant these things in your garden.

10 Ways Anyone Can Go Solar and Save on Energy

Looking to save some money on your monthly energy bills? Make these changes and you'll save the planet, too!

18 Times in Life When Less Is More

From food to Facebook, and everything in between, you really could stand to do with less. Sometimes a LOT less.

8 Common Myths About Starting a Small Business

Working for yourself is the American dream. If you dream too big though, you might buy into these entrepreneurial myths.

11 Smart Ways to Maximize Desk Space

How do you expect to get any work done when your desk is a mess? Maximize that minimal space and watch your efficiency soar.

Here's How Much More You're Paying for These 6 Convenience Buys

A quick coffee or swing by the vending machine sounds awfully convenient, but the damage to your wallet is anything but.

The One Personal Finance Skill You Must Master Before All the Others

Being a master of personal finance requires a few key skills, but none are as important as this one.

Save Money in 5 Seconds or Less With These 29 Easy Tricks

Think saving money takes a lot of time? Nope! These five-second tricks will help your savings add up quick.