Frugal Living

5 Hidden Comforts to Consider When Choosing an Airline

Flying economy is no picnic, but if you know what to look for, you can find the flight with the most comfortable mix of seat width and amenities.

Tech-Savvy People Have These 10 Things in Their Homes — Do You?

If you're reading this you're already kind of tech-savvy. But if you've got most of this stuff, then you are really, actually tech savvy.

7 Habits That Are Quietly Making You Fat (and Have Nothing to Do With Eating)

Scale groaning a little more each time you step on? Lots of bad, little diet and fitness habits add up to big pounds. Think small fixes and lose it!

10 Things You Don't Actually Need to Buy for Your New Baby (Plus 5 You Must)

It's tempting to fill up a baby registry with all sorts of newborn gear. Resist the urge and focus on stuff you'll really use.

Best Money Tips: Movie Theater Hacks

Today we found some great articles on life-changing movie theater hacks, finding your passion, and beating the addiction to unhappiness.

7 More Luxury Buys You Can Replace With Better and Cheaper Alternatives

Having the "right" brands may boost your self-image. But if you want features and function instead of cachet, go for these alternatives to luxe.

8 Ways You're Wasting Electricity Without Realizing It

Cut your electric bill by getting serious about conservation. Plug these easy to miss power leaks and watch the savings add up.

The 5 Best Light Therapy Lamps

Having trouble sleeping? These light therapy lamps can be the key to getting your body's biological clock back on track for better rest.

15 Easy, Mouthwatering Slow Cooker Dessert Recipes

Slow cookers do dessert, too? As conveniently and deliciously as they cook everything else. The only downside of these recipes is the wait.

Best Money Tips: Cheap and Easy Halloween Costumes for Pets

Today we found some stellar articles on cheap and easy costumes for pets, conquering lifestyle creep, and going green to save money.

5 Customer Service Battles You Just Can't Win

Put your phone scripts away, give up escalating, and don't bother screaming because whatever happens, you're not getting your money back.

The 5 Most Dangerous Things Hiding in Your Home Right Now

It's an unfortunate truth: home is where the accidents happen. Protect yourself and your family by uncovering these five hidden dangers.

15 Times When You Really Should Bring a Gift

Don't get caught empty-handed! Be the guest the host likes the most by being the one who always remembers to bring a little something.

Best Money Tips: Surprising Things You Can Rent

Today we found some stellar articles on surprising things you can rent, tricking your brain and building wealth, and strategies to retire early.

7 Things That Make You Look Cheap Without Actually Saving Much Money

We all should be sensible with our spending, but sometimes we go too far. Are you guilty of any of these false economies?

The Easy Way to Set an Allowance That Won't Ruin Your Kid

Setting an allowance is complicated — you're teaching money values that will last a lifetime. Here's what to consider before you hand it over.

Wise Bread Reloaded: Dinner Time Is Hard, Says Science — Wise Bread Makes It Easy

It's another "No Duh!" revelation from science — family mealtimes are difficult for busy parents. Learn how to make it easier.

Best Money Tips: Ways to Reduce Your Clothing Budget

Today we found some fantastic articles on ways to reduce your clothing budget, reasons to get renter's insurance, and budgeting on a variable income.

10 Smart Ways to Make Yourself Hate Spending Money

You've tried and tried to control your spending, but still it gets away from you? Make spending something you dislike and watch your savings grow.

Never Use Cash for These 11 Things

Living the cash-only lifestyle can be good for your budget — except when it isn't. Learn why some purchases are best made on credit.

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The 5 Most Offensive Halloween Costumes Ever

If you think about the time and effort that went into these truly offensive costumes, it makes your headspin, gruesomely, like in The Exorcist.

8 Meatless Complete Proteins That Will Help You Lose Weight

Meatless Mondays are a great way to save money and improve your diet. Add these complete veggie proteins for even better health and fitness.

Best Money Tips: Save on Everyday Expenses

Today we found some great articles to help you save on everyday expenses, create cheap DIY costumes for couples, and ask for a raise the right way.

How to Make 8 Trending Halloween Costumes on the Cheap

Just two weekends until Halloween! That's plenty of time to put together one or two of these clever, trendy costumes.

15 Savvy Tips for a Smoother Move

Moving from one home to another is never easy, but you can make it easier with some smart organization and some clever packing hacks.

10 Dumb Little Budgeting Mistakes You Need to Stop Making Today

Small little spending and budgeting mistakes add up to big holes in your finances. The good news is that you can find and fix them.

How to Fix 18 Common Wardrobe Malfunctions

A clothing malfunction can happen at the worst time — before a big meeting, during a date. Stay covered with this collection of easy, quick fixes.

How to Never Succumb to Impulse Spending Again

Trying to build a nest egg? Resist the urge to purge your pocketbook on every shiny bauble you see and watch your savings grow.

12 Surprising Things You Should Keep in Your Fridge

No, this is not a list of 12 strange foods to keep in the refrigerator. It's a list of common non-food items that will benefit from the cold, too.

20 Ways to Entertain Your Kids for Free

Mom! Dad! I'm bored! Not anymore with this list of fun — and free — games and activities that will entertain everybody.

The 5 Best Rechargeable Batteries

Dislike having to constantly buy new batteries? These rechargeable batteries can keep the power flowing longer and save you a bit of cash as well.

Best Money Tips: Ways to Make a Better Budget Today

Today we found some great articles with helpful tips to make your budget better, the smartest way to repay your student loans, and the only legit reasons to work for free.

20 Fun Ways to Use Pumpkin

Pumpkin is everywhere this time of year. Go beyond the jack o' lantern and the pie and put pumpkin to even more delicious, decorative, and fun uses.

12 Tricks That Make You Look Skinnier (Without Being Skinner)

Look your best even when you aren't feeling your best with a few clever shape-shifting tricks.

24 Train Hacks From an Amtrak Veteran

Make travel by train as comfortable (and frugal) as it is romantic with these money-saving Amtrak train travel tricks.

Best Money Tips: Ways to Save Money Without Trying

Today we found some fantastic articles on saving money without trying, student discounts every student should know about, and ways to slam the brakes on impulse buys.

10 Ways to Save Cash by Purging Your Place of Plastics

If your home is like most, it is filled with plastics. Start replacing with longer lasting — and often more economical — substitutes.

The 6 Least Expensive Dog Breeds to Own

A dog can be a great addition to your household, but they aren't cheap to buy or care for. These six dogs won't bust your wallet (but will melt your heart).

Wise Bread Reloaded: How to Prepare and Enjoy Our Modern, Monstrously Large Chickens

Never heard of the Ross 308 broiler? At nearly 10 pounds, the enormous chicken has taken beef's place at the head of the American table.

12 Easy Ways to Sneak More Nutrition Into Your Food

Add a few of these super healthy ingredients to your dishes. They won't affect the flavor, but they will supercharge the nutrition.