Frugal Living

Best Money Tips: Don't Fall for These Black Friday Myths

Today we found articles on major Black Friday myths that retailers want you to fall for, ways to avoid paying bank fees, and things that we’ve been doing wrong all our lives.

Are You Spending Too Much on Halloween This Year?

If your Halloween shopping is more of a trick than a treat, it might be time to rein in the spending. How does your spend compare with your neighbors'?

Easy Budgeting for First Time Singles

Single living has its own budgeting quirks. Here's how to get off to the right solo start.

Flashback Friday: 38 Money Lessons We Can Learn From Celebrities

Rich and famous celebs are rich and famous for a reason. Here are some of their brilliant bits of financial wisdom.

My 2016 Budget Challenge: How to Decide When to Sell Your House

Max is facing one of the biggest decisions in her budget challenge yet — should she sell her house? The decision is amusingly complex.

5 Painless Ways to Lower Your Cell Phone Bill

Dial in to these smart bill-lowering tactics, and watch your cell phone bill get a whole lot smaller.

9 Ways to Use Up Leftover Buttermilk

When a recipe calls for half a cup of buttermilk, what are you supposed to do with the rest of it? Here's what.

The 5 Best First Aid Kits

Taking care of a cut or minor injury while you're out and about isn't easy, but it can be. Just get any of these first aid kits and you can care for a wound wherever you are.

Rich People Spend $350K+ to Park Their Cars — Here's How We'd Spend it Instead

Would you pay for $350,000 parking? We sure hope not, when you could make these much smarter money moves instead

4 Money Lessons We Can Learn From J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling knows a thing or two about muggle money struggles. After all, she once had her share.

5 Times You Can Score a Great Deal on a New Car

While a brand-new car is not the most frugal way to buy a new-to-you set of wheels, if you must, let the calendar help you save some money.

11 Ways to Make Living With Roommates Tolerable

Living with roommates isn't always easy, but here's how to make it somewhat tolerable.

Best Money Tips: 50 Ways to Slash Your Food Budget

Today we found articles on smart ways to slash your food budget, steps to take to become a better investor, and savvy ways to save money at warehouse stores.

The 5 Best Pet Wipes

Keeping your house clean with a messy dog or cat isn't easy, but it can be. Get any of these pet wipes and those paws will be mud-free.

31 Essential Kitchen Tools All Frugal Cooks Need

If your tiny kitchen space doesn't have these essentials, you're not living your best life.

Ask the Readers: Are You Wearing a Costume for Halloween This Year?

Tell us whether you're wearing a costume this Halloween and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

Best Money Tips: How to Live in a Big City on a Small Budget

Today we found articles on tips for living in a big city on a small budget, over a hundred ways to save money in college, and amazing places to see fall foliage.

Best Money Tips: Pricing Tricks That Make You Spend More

Today we found articles on pricing tricks that make you spend more, ways to stop being lazy, and everyday activities that celebrate the fall season.

These 10 Money Podcasts Will Help You Save Tons

Make chore time personal finance time. Pop on a solid money podcast and start making sense of your dollars and cents.

11 Frugal Gifts Your Future Self Will Love

Before gift-buying season gets started in earnest, think about getting something nice for that very special someone in your life — the future you!

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This Simple Journal May be the Fix for Your Finances

With an X here and an O there, your personal finance bullet journal can put you on the fast track to budgeting mastery.

The 5 Best Peelers

Peeling fruit and veggies isn't always easy, but it can be. Just use any of these five peelers and the peeling process will seem much more appealing.

Check Out These 5 Legit Mystery Shopping Gigs

Get paid to shop? Yes, it can be done, and without getting scammed.

5 Things Americans Spend Too Much On

From our "I Dos" to our morning joe, Americans are guilty of spending way too much on these things.

The Smart Way to Pay for Cell Phone Service

Prepaid month-to-month or postpaid on contract? The smarter, cheaper option may surprise you.

Best Money Tips: What You Need to Know About Black Friday 2016

Today we found articles on things you need to know about Black Friday, staying motivated when you’re debt-free, and reasons for and against keeping your accounts at the same bank.

What to Do With Your Wedding Dress After the Big Day

Whether sold for cash or donated for a tax break, give your wedding dress more to do after the big day than hide in your closet.

How to Keep Your Kid's Rich Friends From Ruining Your Budget

When your kid has a rich friend, it can be hard to keep them in a frugal mindset. Here's how to remedy that.

Flashback Friday: 47 Brilliant Ways to Save Money on Dinner

Looking for ways to make tonight's dinner on the cheap? Look no further.

Best Money Tips: Pantry and Freezer Staples You Should Buy in Bulk

Today we found articles on staples that are worth buying in bulk, strategies to increase the value of your estate, and how to make money on Airbnb.

The 5 Best Travel Pillows

Getting some shut-eye on a flight isn't easy, but it can be. Just use any of these travel pillows and you'll snooze while you fly.

5 Ways Wrath Is Keeping You Poor

You might be deeply angry about something, but that kind of emotion is not doing your finances any good at all.

5 "When You're Rich" Dream Buys That Aren't That Great

So, you achieved the American dream, and came into serious money. But before you go spending all that green, a word of warning…

Best Money Tips: How to Plan a Halloween Party Frugally

Today we found articles on how to plan a frugal Halloween party, how to set up a home office, and things you can do right now to improve your marriage.

Calculate the "Stock Up Price" to Save on These Baby Essentials

Knowing the "stock up price" on these key baby essentials will help you keep more money in your pocket.

The 5 Best Selfie Sticks

Taking the perfect selfie by yourself isn't easy, but it can be. Just use any of these five selfie sticks and your selfie game will remain strong.

9 Great Jobs for Snowbirds

You can still fly south for the winter and make the same amount of money. Just choose any of these jobs.

Eat Better and Save Money With These Easy Two-Night Meals

Not up to meal planning for a whole week? Meal plan for two days with these first night dinners that offer plenty of delicious next night options.

Best Money Tips: How to Get Free Money on Your Next Flight

Today we found articles on how to get free money on your next flight, ways to watch sports without cable, and costumes you can DIY on the cheap.

Change Jars and 8 Other Clever Ways to Build an Emergency Fund

You don't need a windfall to kick-start your savings. These baby steps will do just fine.