Frugal Living

Best Money Tips: Things You Shouldn't Buy on Black Friday

Today we found a few things you shouldn’t buy on Black Friday, Depression-Era habits you should pick up, and ways to frost-proof your garden.

5 Surprising Ways to Save Money During Your Pregnancy

Save thousands of dollars with these tips from a mom who has been through it all.

Insights From the World's 9 Most Frugal Cultures

In every corner of the globe, there are people that spend less and save more than we do. Let's follow their lead.

7 Affordable Alternatives to Processed Meats

Back away from the hot dogs and put down the bacon. These alternatives to processed meat are so much better for you — and they're cheap!

11 Thanksgiving Recipes You Can Make in Your Crock Pot

This year be sure to give thanks to your Crock-Pot. It's going to make Thanksgiving and holiday dinners a breeze!

Best Money Tips: Thanksgiving Traditions That Can Break the Bank

Today we found ways to avoid blowing your budget on Thanksgiving traditions, must-haves for along car ride, and ways to earn free gift cards.

15 Cheap and Delicious Punch Recipes for Holiday Parties

Bring on the holiday festivities! These delicious and simple party drinks sure do pack a punch.

7 Best Buys at TJ Maxx

TJ Maxx offers brand names at bargain prices. Be on the lookout for these smart buys the next time you visit.

The 5 Best 9 Volt Batteries

If your battery-powered appliances are fading fast, quality 9 volt batteries are what you need. Upgrade to one of these next time you need to replace them.

Best Money Tips: How Much Turkey Should You Buy?

Today we found a turkey buying cheat sheet, the best Black Friday deals at Walmart, and simple ways to beat the blues.

4 Common Household Leaks You Can Fix Without a Plumber

If your water bill is rising, and you can't afford a plumber, roll up your sleeves and find and fix those costly leaks yourself. You can do this!

The 8 Things That Are Always Cheaper at Target

Target is hitting the bullseye for ultra-low pricing on these eight products. Shop smart and save with these choices.

Surprising Ways to Save Even More on Black Friday

On Black Friday, using your credit card usually means big savings, bonus discounts, and extra protection.

Ask the Readers: What Are Your Alternative Thanksgiving Traditions?

Tell us about your alternative Thanksgiving traditions and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

9 Easy Mason Jar Gifts You Can Make

You don't have to bust the budget to be a generous gift giver. Whether you're crafty or culinary, a cute mason jar surprise is always welcome.

Best Money Tips: Smart, Simple Ways to Cut Your Electricity Bill

Today we found simple and smart ways to lower your electricity bill, the best exercise for weight control, and foods that will boost your energy.

5 Turkey Alternatives That Won't Break Your Holiday Budget

Sure, turkey is traditional but there's no reason you can't celebrate the harvest with an affordable and delicious alternative.

Avoid These 5 Common Holiday Budget Pitfalls

The season of giving can be extra hard on our wallets. Give yourself the gift of embracing a holiday spending budget!

15 More Cheap and Easy DIY Toys Kids Will Love

Your little ones are sure to love these fun and fantastically frugal DIY toys — and your budget will, too!

15 Genius Gifts for Office Secret Santa

Shudder at the thought of an office Secret Santa? Worry no more. These genius gifts ideas include something for everyone.

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6 Holiday Gifts Hostesses Love

Shower your holiday host(ess) with the most(est) with some of these fun, unique gift ideas. They're sure to invite you back!

10 Easy, Delicious Canned Cranberry Recipes

An abundance of leftover canned cranberry just may be your ticket to a new, delicious dish. Stock up and enjoy cranberry year 'round!

7 Nasty Bathroom Items You Should Throw Out Now

What's lurking in your loofah? You don't wanna know!

17 Ways to Use Thanksgiving Leftovers

The best thing about Thanksgiving may be the leftovers — and they are about to get a whole lot better.

25 Major Retailers That Give Employees Time Off for Thanksgiving

For some stores, Black Friday starts on Thanksgiving. These major retailers are fighting back — and keeping employees home for the holiday.

Best Money Tips: Money Moves to Make on Black Friday

Today we found articles on money moves to make on Black Friday, when to replace common household items, and foods that can change your brain.

14 Festive and Easy DIY Holiday Decorations

Deck your halls with DIY! These crafty ways to decorate will keep the celebration going all season long.

6 Genius Ways to Save on Cyber Monday

Cross a few names off your gift list the easy way by taking advantage of Cyber Monday deals. You'll save time, money, and some sanity.

8 Green Products That Aren't

Pretty packaging may boast an eco-friendly product, but too often green is only skin deep. Beware of greenwashing!

Holiday Travel Hacks That Will Save Your Sanity

If you're dreading heading to the airport this holiday season, these tips will help ease the stress of travel during the busiest time of year.

6 Luxe Travel Destinations That Are Cheaper in Winter

The best cure for winter blues is a getaway to these normally pricey travel destinations. The winter travel season is also the value travel season.

Best Money Tips: 80+ Amazing Meals for Under $5

Today we found over 80 meals you can make for under $5, cleaning mistakes you might be making, and great places to retire in every state.

9 Ways to Save on Your Thanksgiving Celebrations

Cut down on expenses and stress without sacrificing the essentials.

Ask the Readers: Do You Shop Black Friday Deals?

Tell us whether you shop Black Friday deals and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

5 Reasons Black Friday Craziness Is Worth It

Embrace the holiday retail madness? Black Friday can totally be worth the struggle if you have the right attitude.

5 Best Credit Cards for Entertainment Purchases

These credit cards offer discounts and rewards for entertainment purchases, including concerts, movies, parks, museums, and more.

Best Money Tips: Genius Ways to Use Leftover Fruits and Veggies

Today we found genius ways to use leftover produce, the best stores for Black Friday this year, and simple tricks to cut costs over the holidays.

6 Ways to Score a Black Friday Deal Without Leaving Home

Skip the lines and score great Black Friday deals and doorbusters from the comfort of home. No camping out required.

9 Times Choosing an Unpopular Color Will Save You Big

If you don't need to be on trend, buying stuff in the "wrong" color can save you a ton of money. Get your sample cards ready.

8 Friendsgiving Hacks That'll Make Everyone Feel at Home

If you're hosting all the Thanksgiving "orphans" in your circle, make your gathering extra homey with some added welcoming touches.