Frugal Living

50 Ways to Save Money on Clothing

If you get creative with shopping strategies and fashion choices, it's easy to control your wardrobe spending. Follow these tips to start dressing for less!

25 Delicious and Easy One-Pot Meals

Between everything else during the week, who has time to cook dinner? You do with these tasty one-pot wonders!

Best Money Tips: Raise Money-Smart Kids

Today we found some fantastic articles on rearing money-smart kids, cultivating your X-factor, and making life insurance more affordable.

15 Easy Ways to Save for Your Dream Vacation

Think you'll never be able to afford your dream vacation? Think again! These 15 savings techniques will get you there.

5 Things You’re Overpaying For on Your Vacation

Most people are wasting hundreds or even thousands of dollars on these common money traps. Are you?

10 Super-Cool Ways to Add Hidden Storage to Your Home

If your living space is cluttered and you just don't know where to put everything, try one of these clever ways to keep your stuff out of sight.

How to Earn Tons of Frequent Flyer Miles Without Flying

You don't need to fly the friendly skies to earn free airfare. Discover how you can rack up thousands of airline miles without ever leaving the ground.

10 Easy Exotic Meals You Should Be Making

If you've been stuck in an evening meal time rut, expand your culinary horizons with these easy and delicious meals from around the globe.

The Only 3 Budgeting Apps You Need to Know About

Getting control of your money is a lot easier with a budget, and these budgeting apps make the process super simple.

Dryer Sheets, Shampoo, and 15 Other Everyday Things You Can Make at Home

Why buy when you can make at home so many of the home and personal care products you use? Here are 17 easy recipes to get you started.

This Is How You Declutter and Keep Your Stuff, Too

What if you could declutter and still keep all your awesome stuff? You can — here's how!

How to Find and Book the Best Vacation Rentals

Finding a quality vacation rental is trickier than it looks. Follow these rules to find both the right place at the right price.

Ask the Readers $200 Giveaway: What’s Your Top Tip to Stay in Touch with Colleagues Without Spending a Fortune?

What’s your top tip to stay in touch with colleagues without spending a fortune? Enter for a chance to win $200 in prizes!

How to Improve Your Life by Becoming a Better Quitter

Nobody likes a quitter, but quitting some of what you're doing may be the best thing to do for your productivity — and your life. Learn why.

Best Money Tips: Cleaning Tips That Can Save You Money

Today we found some great articles on cleaning tips that will save you money, awesome ways to give, and finding small appliances for cheap.

10 Surprising and Useful Things to Do With Ketchup

That bottle of ketchup in the fridge can do a lot more than dress up a burger. Learn what else your favorite condiment can do for you.

How to Store Herbs to Make Them Last Longer and Taste Better

Herbs too often lose flavor before use, which means wasted herbs and money. Keep your herbs fresher longer with some simple storage tricks.

Are You Getting Ripped Off by One of These 8 Unnecessary Services?

The surest way to waste money is to buy products and services you don't need. If you're paying for any of these, stop!

The Only 5 Grocery Shopping Techniques You Need

There are lots of ways to cut grocery costs, but these five strategies may be the cleverest — and they aren't difficult to do, either.

Kids Going Abroad? 8 Ways to Stay In Touch Without Going Bankrupt

Cure your children's home sickness with these fun and frugal ways to stay in touch while they explore the world.

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5 Great Money Lessons I Learned From My Immigrant Parents

Chinese households save 30% of their disposable income (compared to 6% for Americans). Want to know our secret?

5 Top Travel Destinations for 2014

Make the most of your travel miles and points by seeking out fascinating, off-the-radar destinations such as these.

9 Amazing DIY Lamps You Want in Your House

If you can't find an affordable lamp that's perfect for your space, make one! These nine easy lamp projects can get you started.

Best Money Tips: Fifteen Ways to Make Money to Fill Your Fridge

Today we found some fantastic articles on ways to make money to fill your fridge, bills you can cut from your budget, and things to bring to a job interview.

25 Cheap and Easy Fixes That Make Your House Look Amazing

Whether you're getting your home ready for sale or just getting it ship-shape, these 25 projects are easy, affordable, and rewarding!

10 Wines That Taste Pricier Than They Are

In the world of wine, more expensive doesn't necessarily mean better. Here are 10 delicious, affordable bottles to watch for.

4 Secrets to Getting the Lowest Rate From Travel Websites

Did you know that travel websites might be charging you more just because of the computer you're using? Learn how to avoid that and three other sneaky tricks.

20 Snacks That Will Keep You Energized Through the Day

Power through the mid-morning slump and afternoon doldrums with a healthful handful of these nutritious, energy-rich snacks.

8 Airline Fees That Are Actually Worth Paying

Is paying more for extra airline services ever worth it? Sure, especially if the miles — or your legs — are long. Here are eight fees that are worth the cost.

Save Money With These 10 Homemade, Healthy Energy and Sports Drinks

Need a boost after your workout but can't stand the drain to your pocketbook? Make your own cheaper, tastier, and healthier versions at home!

Score Coupons for Every Online Store (Even the Ones That "Don't Have Coupons")

Don't ever click "Buy" unless you have a discount code. Here's where to find those coupon codes, no matter where you shop.

Dementia Sucks: Keep Your Brain Strong With These 10 Things

Your brain isn't really a muscle, but you still can improve its function and fitness with the right mix of nutrition and conditioning. Learn how.

Which Workout Clothes Are Worth Splurging On (And Which Aren't)

It's OK to go cheap on some fitness stuff, but other gear is worth more. Find out where you should put your money for maximum health and safety.

10 Free Things That Just Aren't Worth It

Not every steal is a deal — sometimes they're just steals. Make sure you aren't getting roped in by these 10 freebies.

7 Bizarre Ways to Stay on Budget (That Actually Work)

Good for you if you've made a budget! If you're struggling to stick to it, try one of these offbeat motivators and get back on track.

Do You "Want" to Be Happy? Then Here's What You Need to Do.

Always feeling like you want something is not the key to a joyful life. Learn how to curb the urge to acquire and achieve the happiness you deserve.

These At-Home Exercises Will Give You a Gym-Quality Workout for Free

If the gym membership was a casualty of your war on spending, you don't have to suffer flabby abs. Get fit at home with these great routines.

12 Extreme Ways to Save Money That Could Work for You

If money's tight or if you're trying to reach a lofty savings goal, try cutting spending to the bone with these extreme cost cutters.

4 Powerful Smartphones That Aren't Overpriced

The smartphone market is maturing, and that means you can find plenty of mid-tier devices that offer performance at a reasonable price — without a contract.

10 Essential Travel Items You Forgot to Pack

These items will save you time and money on every trip. Use this cheatsheet and never forget them again.