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Living large on a small budget. Despite what you may have heard, you don't have to sacrifice your financial independence to enjoy life. We believe people on a budget can still enjoy fabulous and fun lives.

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Ask the Readers: Who Do You Think Should Pay on a First Date?

First dates are tricky. You're worried about what to wear, what to say — and what to do when the check comes. A man paying for a first date is no longer the hard-and-fast rule. The American Express Spending & Saving Tracker reports that 49% of surveyed Americans believe that the man... […]

The 7 Worst Financial Excuses That Are Keeping You Poor

I'm an expert at making excuses. At this very moment I can think of a dozen reasons to put off filing my tax return for another few weeks, procrastinate about seeing the dentist, or wait until Sunday to scale my mountain of dirty laundry. (See also: The 7 Stages of Procrastination) And while my... […]

The 7 Worst Financial Excuses That Are Keeping You Poor

I'm an expert at making excuses. At this very moment I can think of a dozen reasons to put off filing my tax return for another few weeks, procrastinate about seeing the dentist, or wait until Sunday to scale my mountain of dirty laundry. (See also: The 7 Stages of Procrastination) And while my... […]

18 Frugal Foods You Should Always Have in Your Freezer

The freezer is probably the most useful appliance in the kitchen, what with its ability to stop time and to stop you from hitting the drive-through. (See also: The 10 Most Versatile Foods in Your Pantry) Here are 17 items that should always be chilling in a frugalista's freezer. 1. Ready-to-Eat... […]

6 Simple Ways to Market Your Side Business

When you run a side business — especially when you're first starting out — you usually don't have very much money. Most advertising is out of reach for people running businesses on the side, and many free marketing techniques require so much energy that they aren't worth it, either.... […]

6 Simple Ways to Market Your Side Business

When you run a side business — especially when you're first starting out — you usually don't have very much money. Most advertising is out of reach for people running businesses on the side, and many free marketing techniques require so much energy that they aren't worth it, either.... […]

11 Ways to Earn Extra Cash From Thrift Stores

As a single parent, I'm always looking for ways to save money. I've always loved thrift stores, and have found some great clothing, DVDs, books, collectibles, and pieces of furniture at my local shops. But things got really interesting six months ago when I came across an item that I didn't really... […]

11 Ways to Earn Extra Cash From Thrift Stores

As a single parent, I'm always looking for ways to save money. I've always loved thrift stores, and have found some great clothing, DVDs, books, collectibles, and pieces of furniture at my local shops. But things got really interesting six months ago when I came across an item that I didn't really... […]

The 15 Worst Cities for Frugal People

Frugal living can be a challenge anywhere, but in some corners of the globe it takes exquisite talent. Especially when basic staples like milk and bread are expensive enough to make your jaw drop. (See also: 10 of America's Awesomest Cheap Cities) Read on for our roundup of the worst cities for... […]

The 15 Worst Cities for Frugal People

Frugal living can be a challenge anywhere, but in some corners of the globe it takes exquisite talent. Especially when basic staples like milk and bread are expensive enough to make your jaw drop. (See also: 10 of America's Awesomest Cheap Cities) Read on for our roundup of the worst cities for... […]