Frugal Living

7 Unexpected Ways Stay-at-Home Parents Save Big

Staying home with the kids means less income — and big savings, too. Find out how stay-at-home tops 9-to-5 when it comes to spending less.

7 In-Flight Amenities Worth the Cost

Flying economy is no picnic, but you can make your time aloft almost dreamy with a couple of in-flight luxuries worth paying for.

Best Money Tips: The Worst Things to Buy Online

Today we found some great articles on the worst things to buy online, foods you can grown in your kitchen, and important (but often overlooked) qualities for success.

7 Homemade Beauty Treatments That Actually Work

Skip the beauty aisle and save some money, too. Go au-naturale instead with these seven homemade beauty treatments — they really work!

The 5 Best Knife Sharpeners

A sharp knife makes meal prep easy, and it's a whole lot safer, too. Keep your edge with one of these best five knife sharpeners.

6 Financial Questions You Must Answer Before Going Freelance

Are you ready to strike out on your own? Before you drop your day job, make sure you really understand what your finances will look like.

8 Easy Home Maintenance To-Dos for Spring

Spring is in the air and that means home repair. Welcome the warmer days with these must-do maintenance projects.

5 Dramatic Vacation Spots for TV and Film Fanatics

Film fanatics rejoice! You can visit some of your favorite movie and TV show settings for a lot cheaper than you think.

Best Money Tips: Copycat White Castle Sliders

Today we found some great articles on how to make copycat White Castle sliders, time management tips, and success lessons we can learn from KFC’s Colonel Sanders.

40+ Cheap or Free Ways to Make the Most of the Weekend

The weekend is the perfect time to catch up on things you're behind on, get started on tasks you've been putting off, and recharge your body and mind. [more]

10 Reasons to Stop Buying Gas Station Food

Put down the Big Gulp and walk away. You're wasting money for the convenience — and who knows where that cup has been?!!

4 "As Seen on TV" Products Actually Worth the Money

Made-for-TV gadgets are rarely worth more than a laugh. But wait — don't change the channel on these four great items!

Food Going Bad Quickly? Here's How to Fix It

Spoiled snacks keep ending up in the trash? Stop wasting food (and cash!) by learning how to store it properly.

12 Great Ways to Eat Bananas

Cheap, healthy, delicious — bananas have it all. Go beyond banana bread and enjoy them sweet and savory, baked, roasted, fried, or whipped.

The 5 Best Dry Shampoos

Washing hair everyday with regular shampoo can leave it flat and dry. Keep your hair looking its best with one of these best 5 dry shampoos.

Best Money Tips: Nifty Ways to Reuse Household Items

Today we found some great articles on nifty ways to reuse household items, edible plants that can cut your grocery bill, and healthy recipes anyone can make.

8 DIY Backyard Home Improvements That Save You Big

Summer's around the corner, which means extra hours in the day for home improvement. Spruce up your backyard with a spiffy and affordable project.

7 Generic Home Goods Buys Better Than the Expensive Originals

Skip the fancy brand name. For these seven household items, generic does the best job — at the better price.

The 5 Best Underwater Watches

If you need a watch that can tell time on land and sea, then one of our Best 5 swim watches is the watch for you.

15 Quick Clothing and Shoe Repair Fixes You Should Own

Run in your stockings? Zipper won't budge? Don't miss a beat with these 15 quick clothing and shoe fixes.

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The 5 Best Detangling Sprays

A detangling spray leaves hair easy to brush, which means keeping it manageable and healthy is no chore. These five bests are all good choices.

7 DIY Crafts That Will Save You Money

You can save some serious cash by making decor, gifts, and home goods — without spending a lot on tools and supplies. Let's get crafty!

5 Financial Pitfalls Stay-at-Home Parents Should Avoid

Staying home to raise little ones is often rewarding, but it comes at a financial price. Make sure you do it right!

Best Money Tips: Healthy Ways to Make Classic Comfort Foods

Today we found some great articles on healthier ways to make classic comfort foods, easy tricks to clean pots and pans, and unusual uses for honey.

11 Cool Uses for Your Coffee Maker

Your coffee pot can't fry an egg, but it can certainly poach one. What else can your coffee maker do for you?

These Secrets of Amazon's Pricing Strategy Will Help You Find the Best Buys

You win some, you lose some in online retail. Find out which items are a steal on Amazon and which you're better off finding at your local Walmart.

7 Ways to Help Protect Your Financial Future From Unexpected Medical Expenses

Every 7 seconds a working-age American suffers a disabling injury that leaves him financially vulnerable. Are you prepared?

10 Tricks to Get You Drinking More Water

As many as three in four Americans suffer from chronic dehydration, which can have serious health effects. Are you getting your daily water ration?

Supermarket Savings Guide

Get tips on saving money on groceries, eating well on less, using coupons, and other grocery shopping frugality tactics.

3 Ways Your Bank Account Can Boost Your Travel Rewards

You've heard of credit cards offering airline miles, but checking and savings accounts? Yep, even those who insist on cash can earn miles.

6 Products That Cost More for Women Than for Men

Ever notice that blue razors cost less than pink ones? Stop letting gender-based packaging and marketing sabotage your budget.

Best Money Tips: 40 Ways to Save on Monthly Expenses

Today we found some great articles on ways to save on monthly expenses, tricks to make your groceries last longer, and ways to make extra cash this summer.

The 12 Best Frozen Food Values

Don't turn up your nose to frozen fruits and vegetables and other foods — they're delicious and cheap. Stock up on these dozen frugal frozen eats.

10 Tempting No-Bake Desserts

Baking's great but sometimes you need a break, too. Let the oven sit one out and make crowd pleasing desserts without all the fuss.

Using Times New Roman on Your Résumé Is Like Wearing Sweatpants to an Interview

First impressions matter, especially on a resume. What does your choice of font say about you?

Cheap Home Furnishing Ideas

Get inspiration on how to decorate on a budget and get the most out of your space and furniture.

Best Money Tips: Online Shopping Hacks to Beat Retailers

Today we found some great articles on online shopping hacks to beat retailers at their own game, what to expect from Memorial Day sales, and a guide to selling on Facebook groups.

Always Buy Airfare on Tuesdays and 7 Other Calendar Shopping Secrets

Retailers don't just offer their best deals whenever. Before your next shopping trip, check this list of best deal days, then check your calendar!

7 Generic Wellness Buys Better Than the Expensive Originals

It's not the name on the bottle that matters with health and wellness buys, it's the stuff in the bottle. Stop paying more for brand names!

The 5 Best Cat Foods

A high quality cat food will contribute to overall good feline health. Keep your kitty purring with one of these best five food choices.