Latest articles by Jeff Yeager

When Something Breaks, Should You Repair or Replace?

The common line is that it's better to repair than replace, but that's not always true. Here's how to figure out what you should do when something breaks.

10 Painless Ways to Save for Vacation

10 easy ways to save $1,650 a year--the cost of an average American vacation.

50 Healthy Foods for Under $1 a Pound

Good-for-you food doesn't need to be expensive. These 50 healthy eats can be purchased for under $1 a pound.

12 Surprising Ways to Reuse Aluminum Foil

Why throw aluminum foil away when you can use them to sharpen scissors, reduce static cling, and protect your plants! 

10 Shocking Facts About Our World

Did you know that people who pay for fast food using a credit card spend 50% more than those who pay with cash? That, and a whole lot more shocking statistics after the jump.

12 Cool Things to Do with Used Dryer Sheets

Fabric softener sheets: My wife loves them but I think they are a waste of money. Rather than argue with my wonderful wife, I found some creative ways to reuse spent fabric softene

20 Money-Saving Ways to Reuse Old Pantyhose

Here are 20 creative ways to repurpose today's worn out nylon pantyhose. Use them to shine your shoes, scrub your valuables, or reduce your heating bills!

5 Easy Ways to Save Some Green This Holiday Season

A little spending moderation can't hurt this holiday season, and it might even put us back in touch with the true spirit and ideals of the season. Here's how to enjoy the holidays

Carving a Pumpkin This Fall? Don't Throw Any of It Away!

Americans buy more than one billion pounds of pumpkins at Halloween, and the vast majority of those end up in the trash. But at my house, we eat our jack-o-lantern, every last bit

Pedal Your Way to Health, Wealth and Happiness

If you've not been on a bicycle since you were a kid, maybe this is the summer to rediscover the joy and freedom of what it arguably the fastest machine ever invented by man. It's

5 Ways to Save Time and Money on Your Lawn

U.S. lawn care services is a $12 billion annual industry. Why not reduce the size of your lawn and save money, time and the environment too?

10 Ways to Get More Wear Out of Your Clothing

With the average American family of four spending almost $4,000 per year on clothing, think of the money you can save by extending the life of your clothes and hanging onto them lo

The 7 Rules of Budget Travel

Want to save money and protect the environment while on vacation? Get eco-friendly and genuine travel experiences by following these 7 rules of budget travel.

6 Upsides of the Down Economy

The recession may have a silver lining in the form of better quality of life. Learn the 6 ways the recession has inspired us to save money and live well.

How to Save Gas, $30,000 and Your Pride

Learning to drive a car with a manual transmission might not only save you some major embarrassment in life, but it can also save you gas and some serious money.

How to Save Money and Still Dress Green

Ignore the new "eco-apparel" hype. The most eco-friendly thing you can do when it comes to your clothes closet is to be a cheapskate and simply consume less

17 Creative Things to Do with Phone Books

More than half a BILLION phone books are printed and distributed every year in the U.S., which is nearly two books for every American. That consumes about 19 million trees. Here

Chicken GUTS & Author GLORY: Tales From My Cheapskate Book Tour

For my latest TV appearance, I had to prepare a three course cheapskate menu using ony ingredients costing under $1 a pound and, as an added hook I promised to incorporate creat

Wise Bread Author Launches Cheapest Book Tour - No Cars, No Hotels, No Problem

Wise Bread blogger Jeff Yeager is promoting his new book on frugal living with the cheapest book tour ever! He'll bike instead of drive, and couchsurf instead of staying in hot

Cheapskate on Board

Living on less can be funny, but it's not a joke. It's the only financial advice that will work for almost everyone, and it might