Shut up, recession.
Don't be daunted by the cost of work clothes! There are lots of ways to create appropriate ensembles for any job that'll leave you plenty of paycheck.
by: Max Wong | channel: Style
Even if you live in a rainy climate, you can do the planet and your pocketbook a favor by conserving water. Here's how.
by: Max Wong | channel: Green Living
Learn how one dedicated recycler earned $1,200, paid her tuition, repaired her furniture, and financed her wedding with discarded stuff she found.
by: Max Wong | channel: DIY, Extra Income
One of the easiest ways to cut crafting costs is to source inexpensive supplies, and what could be cheaper than the recycling bin?
by: Max Wong | channel: DIY, Green Living
When people see us make a lifestyle change — even a positive one like frugality — their responses often resemble the Five Stages of Grief.
by: Max Wong | channel: Budgeting, Lifestyle, Shopping
Investing in one bottle of Sriracha chili sauce means no boring meals for a year! (Or almost month if you enjoy Sriracha as much as this writer does.)
by: Max Wong | channel: Food and Drink
Whether you want moist cake or tender chicken, for delicious, frugal recipes, just open a jar of mayo.
Sometimes, really understanding your finances doesn't mean knowing the numbers — it means knowing how many tacos you can buy.
by: Max Wong | channel: Personal Finance, Shopping
If your house is cluttered, it could be affecting your mind, too. The good news is that you can keep your home AND brain clean — even if you're naturally messy.
by: Max Wong | channel: Organization, Personal Development
Many struggle with large credit card balances instead of saying to others, "I can't afford that," but recognizing financial limits is one key to financial freedom.
by: Max Wong | channel: Debt Management
Around the world people are creating their own book exchanges. Learn how to find them, score cheap books, and meet your neighbors.
by: Max Wong | channel: Entertainment
Is it possible to save the planet while saving money? Reformed consumer Max Wong shares some of her thoughts on the difference between frugality and mindfulness.
Despite its name, your dishwasher is good at washing more than dishes. Discover how you can clean a variety of objects with just a few gallons of water.
by: Max Wong | channel: General Tips
Hot or cold, tea is a remarkably versatile beverage. Whether simple or fancy, hot or cold, discover 10 delicious and frugal ways to enjoy tea.
If you want to stretch your pantry and your budget while reducing food waste in your kitchen, discover the delicious experiment that is Thursday Night Soup.
Why pay for something that will only be used once and then becomes garbage? Try one of these awesome, reusable wrapping methods instead.
When one writer married into a huge family, gift giving got really complicated. Discover her savvy suggestions for saving money and time.
by: Max Wong | channel: DIY, Lifestyle, Shopping
This year, lessen your carbon footprint, support your local economy, save money, and give to charity all at the same time — buy gifts at the thrift store.
by: Max Wong | channel: Shopping
From elegant brunches to tasty (and giftable!) treats, discover how your food waste can make amazing, celebration-worthy eats.
Save money and eat healthy with this delicious plan for stretching one chicken into a full week of meals.