Frugal Living

7 Overpriced Holiday Gifts You Should Skip

It's the holidays and that means spending too much on over-hyped stuff. Avoid these gift list budget busters and go for real value, instead.

Best Money Tips: The Best Things That Money Can't Buy

Today we found some great articles on the best things that money can’t buy, tips for a productive home office, and new year’s resolutions you might want to consider doing.

The Simplest Way to Live Simply — And Cheaply

Simple living starts from a single action — prioritize what matters. Learn how to take that basic step and the ones that follow come easy.

7 Beauty Savings Secrets Every Woman Should Know

Beauty is not cheap. Cut the cost of beauty products and skincare with these seven easy ways to save on a pretty face.

36 Workouts You Can Do in Your Living Room While It's Cold Out

Yeah, it's cold outside, but that's no excuse to skip your workout. All you need is few feet of living room and the desire to get moving.

18 Little Food Shopping Mistakes You Need to Stop Making Today

A bunch of grocery shopping mistakes like these can take a big bite out of your budget. Are you making the most of every grocery store visit?

80 Stocking Stuffer Ideas for $10 or Less

There's still plenty of time to wrap up holiday shopping. Stuff your collection of stockings with a couple of these fun and frugal small gifts.

7 Ways Psychologists Say Saving Boosts Your Mental Health

Saving money is good for your bank account, but it's also good for your mental well-being. Start saving and start feeling better about yourself!

7 Foods That Are Scientifically Proven to Increase Happiness

The next time you're feeling down, try a spicy spinach salad topped with poached turkey and salmon, and chase with a handful of chocolate truffles.

Beware These 16 Holiday Hazards

The holidays bring their own special risks and dangers. Keep your celebration a happy one by avoiding these festive season hazards.

5 Fun, Cheap Party Games You Didn't Know About

You can turn a fun get-together into an awesome party with any of these entertaining and frugal party games (and none of them are Charades).

5 Scientific Reasons to Ditch the Luxury Brands

Expensive is better, right? Our brains certainly think so, and that can cost us plenty. Learn how your brain deceives you and resist the splurge.

50 Amazing, Easy DIY Bath and Body Products

Homemade gifts are always appreciated, but your recipient may not always want your famous pecan-sugar bars. Mix it up with these DIY beauty gifts.

12 Unusual (But Necessary!) Staples to Add to Your Pantry

Flour, oil, spices, rice — every basic pantry has those. Up your pantry-ante with these specialty aisle must-haves that make any meal memorable.

Best Money Tips: 30+ Clever Ways to Use Coffee Filters

Today we found some great articles on clever ways to use coffee filters, homemade remedies to rescue your hair, and simple tips to get happy this season.

Learn All the Frugal Skills You Need With These 9 Great Video Tutorials

The one with the most skills at the end wins. Add to your repertoire with this collection of essential frugal life skills.

The Ultimate Guide to Holiday Tipping

How much should you tip your service providers during the holiday season? Wonder no more.

The Military's Four-Step Plan to Keeping Your Place Clean

There's no room in the armed forces for clutter and mess. Learn how to keep your place ship-shape with these secrets of military cleanliness.

You Can Throw a Fun and Affordable Holiday Party — Here's How

Entertain friends and family for cheap this year and and have a merry old time — once at the party, and again on bill pay day.

10 Ways to Save Big on Family Ski Trips

A fun family ski trip can send your budget careening down the mountain. Spend time together on the slopes frugally with some careful planning.

Latest Articles in Frugal Living

How to Host a Great New Year's Eve Party for Cheap

Get a headstart on your resolution to spend less next year by hosting a frugal (but still fun!) New Year's Eve Party.

The 10 Most Versatile Foods in Your Pantry

If you keep these 10 heavy lifters in your pantry, you'll have just what you need for dozens of quick, nutritious, and delicious meals.

5 Frugal, Non-Depressing Ways to Spend NYE

Don't let the hype around New Year's Eve spoil your budget — or your mood. Have a fun, non-spendy evening with people you care about.

Healthcare Paperwork That Doesn't Require Paper or Work

Managing your healthcare should be as easy as paying your bills online. The MyHumana app make it simple to see your plan, find a doctor, review your claims, and more.


7 Ways to Prepare Your Car for Winter

Jack Frost has left his calling card on the nation's roads. Is your rig ready for winter?

How to Get More Sleep Without Spending More Time in Bed

Would you like to sleep better without spending more time in bed? The key to a more restful night is here!

You Should Make These 11 Easy Donations Before Time Runs Out

It's the season for giving — and for grabbing a few more tax deductions. Here are some easy things to donate before the end of year.

14 Things You Forget to Do Before Leaving for Vacation

Honey? I think I left the oven on.

13 Holiday Gifts That Aren't Worth the Money

Time is running out on holiday shopping season! Take a deep breath, don't panic, and avoid buying any of these overpriced and wasteful "gifts."

5 Ways to Score Cheap Rent — Without Annoying Roommates

The easiest way to pay less is to find a roommate, which isn't always terrific. But if you know where to look (and what to ask), you can live solo.

4 Pet Expenses That Aren't Worth It

Our pets bring us lots of love — and lots of expense, some of it wasteful. Get a handle on your budget by eliminating these unnecessary pet costs.

14 Cool Things You Can Make With an Ice Cube Tray

From candles to coffee cubes, your ice cube tray can do a lot more for you besides conveniently make ice.

Best Money Tips: Things You Shouldn't Buy Until After Christmas

Today we found some great articles on things you shouldn’t buy until after Christmas, ways to avoid overeating during the holidays, and things you need to stop doing when you work.

How to Buy the Best Mattress for the Least Money

Buying a mattress seems like it should be easy, but from foam density to negotiating ploys, there's a lot that goes into a good night's rest.

4 Money Resolutions You Should Skip This Year

There's nothing wrong with making New Year's money resolutions — the fresh start effect can jump start good habits. Just don't make any of these.

6 Little Stressors You Can Easily Eliminate Today

Lots of little annoyances can add up to serious stress. Cut out those small sources of stress to fret less and enjoy life more.

7 Things the Craziest Christmas Fanatics Do

It's easy to get caught up in the spirit of the season. Too easy, in fact, for these holiday celebrants who take holiday excess to excess.

Best Money Tips: How to Eat Organic on the Cheap

Today we found some great articles on how to eat organic on the cheap, clever ways to save money and time on holiday travel, and money lies that are holding you back.

10 Things in Your Pantry That Don't Last as Long as You Think

Flour, sugar, canned ham and other pantry items don't actually last forever. Keep your eye on these pantry staples and catch them before they go off.

Mick Jagger Rarely Buys New and 4 Other Smart Money Lessons From Thrifty Musicians

Too often pop superstardom comes with superstar profligacy. Not so for these five frugal musicians whose smart money habits offer lessons for the rest of us.