Frugal Living

7 Things a Thanksgiving Turkey Teaches Us About Money

The Thanksgiving turkey — the centerpiece of the table, and a treat that leads to overindulgence. This tasty bird can also teach us a thing or two about money.

Save on Christmas Shopping With This Clever Gift Card Strategy

Christmas is just around the corner. Stretch your gift-giving dollars this season with discounted gift cards. You’ll wish you thought of it sooner!

Best Money Tips: Avoid These Retailer Tricks on Black Friday

Today we found articles on trick that retailers will try to use on Black Friday, ways to recover from a bad first impression, and tips to help you save money at hotels.

7 Things Not to Buy on Black Friday

Don't count that doorbuster as a win just yet. Spending money on these bad Black Friday buys is more of a wallet-buster.

Ask the Readers: What Are Your Tips for Black Friday?

Tell us your tips for Black Friday and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

8 Old Holiday Traditions We Can't Believe Ever Existed

Nothing says holiday cheer quite like the Christmas spider.

The Simple Holiday Budget Anyone Can Follow

'Tis the season for holiday spending. Despite all the red and green, this holiday budget will keep you in the black.

Best Money Tips: 5 Things You're Better Off Buying on Cyber Monday

Today we found articles on things you should buy on Cyber Monday, over 20 super cozy holiday gifts, and dozens of free ways to entertain yourself at home.

Here's One Good Financial Reason Why You Shouldn't Live in the Present

You've heard it a zillion times: Find your bliss by living in the present. Unfortunately, you may also lose your wallet.

Flashback Friday: 38 Ways to Get More Sleep Tonight

A good night's sleep can improve every aspect of your life. Not convinced? Here's why you should hit the hay early tonight.

8 Ways to Earn Extra Income While Christmas Shopping

Add some holiday cheer in the form of cash! Earn extra dollars this year, all while checking to-dos off your Christmas task list.

Best Money Tips: How to Host a Thanksgiving Dinner on the Cheap

Today we found articles on tactics for an inexpensive Thanksgiving meal, ways to make hundreds at your next yard sale, and online sources for the best Black Friday deals.

The 5 Best Water Flossers

Keeping your teeth and gums clean isn't always quick and easy, but it can be. Use any of these water flossers and your smile will sparkle.

9 Things Football Teaches Us About Money

Nickel and dime packages in football aren't actually nickels and dimes. But they might be if you take the right lessons from the game.

The 5 Best Food Steamers

Steaming veggies and other foods for dinner isn't always quick and easy, but it can be. Use any of these food steamers and your meal will be magnificent.

Best Money Tips: 5 Ways to Actually Enjoy Saving Money

Today we found articles on ways to actually enjoy saving money, smart ways to save on holiday gifts, and little-known secrets to achieve big dreams.

8 Frugal Skills You Need to Survive Black Friday

Black Friday looms large on the horizon. Arm yourself with the skills of a frugal shopper, and you'll never waste a penny on another deceptive doorbuster.

Ask the Readers: How Do You Save Money on Thanksgiving?

Tell us how you save money on Thanksgiving and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

Best Money Tips: Retail Lies That Cost You Money

Today we found articles on retail lies that cost you money, ways to think like a financial adviser, and careers that require only two years (or less!) of training.

7 Frugal Living Skills You Should Be Teaching Your Children

No matter how young or old your kids may be, they will certainly be better off if they learn these frugal living skills now.

Latest Articles in Frugal Living

20 Cheap and Easy DIY Kitchen Improvements

Does your kitchen need help? These DIY improvements are frugal, foolproof, and we have to admit — just plain fun!

Best Money Tips: It's Worth Splurging on These 5 Things

Today we found articles on things that are worth paying extra for, amazing travel destinations that are surprisingly affordable, and signs that you’re burning out.

6 Ways Millennials Have Changed Money (So Far)

The kids these days are bringing money matters into the social media age, and reinventing some old tricks along the way.

15 Unique Holiday Gifts for Teachers That They'll Actually Like

Teachers deserve all the gifts, really. But here are some excellent, nonfood options that teachers will actually use — and enjoy!

Best Money Tips: How to Haggle in the Modern World

Today we found articles on tips for haggling in the modern world, ways to get through airport security faster, and holiday shipping deadlines to put on your calendar.

7 Ways to Sneak More Exercise Into Your Busy Schedule

You are only a few minutes away from a better, healthier you!

4 Ways Millennials Are Changing Marriage

It's no secret that Millennials like to do things their own way, and that includes marriage. Here's how the kids are tying the knot (or not).

Best Money Tips: Avoid These Purchases During the Holidays

Today we found articles on purchases to avoid during the holidays, creative Starbucks drinks that only cost $3, and how to talk to your aging parents about money.

The 5 Best Pet Cameras

Keeping track of your pet's adventures isn't easy, but it can be. Use any of these pet cameras and you'll get a peek into their world.

8 Frugal Destinations for a Dreamy Winter Getaway

Those first few flecks are wonderful, but snow gets cold and miserable fast. Escape the chill in these sunny locales that won't scorch your budget.

10 Ways to Decorate Your Christmas Tree for Under $30

Add these fun, frugal trimmings to your tree — without trimming your savings account.

5 Tips From "Playbook For Tough Times" That'll Help You Live Your Best Life

When you experience financial setbacks, turn to Donna Freedman's "Playbook For Tough Times" to get you back on track.

Best Money Tips: How to Survive Holiday Budget Busters

Today we found articles on ways to survive holiday budget busters, tips to slash your spending on technology, and tricks to save on winter expenses.

Earn More Interest by Reducing Savings Friction

Sometimes friction is a good thing. Like when you can use it to save tons of money.

9 Ways to Develop the Breakfast Habit

You know you should start off the day with a good breakfast, but… Get smart about the most important meal of the day with some simple habit builders.

Flashback Friday: 30 Brilliant Ways to Survive Black Friday Madness

Braving the blustering winter weather the day after Thanksgiving to shop alongside the masses doesn't sound worth the trouble, but here's how to survive and save like a pro.

The 5 Best Charcoal Scrubs

Keeping your skin clear isn't always easy, but it can be. Use any of these charcoal scrubs and your pores will remain unclogged.

10 Ways to Give Back on #GivingTuesday Without Breaking the Bank

#GivingTuesday is November 29th! Here's how to give back plenty — without compromising your budget.

Throwback Thursday: 58 Best Thanksgiving Hacks Ever

Before you pop that turkey in the oven, make sure you check out our very best Thanksgiving hacks!

5 Ways to Use Credit Card Rewards this Christmas

If you're struggling to afford Christmas this year, these rewards credit card strategies could help you save money and boost the number of gifts you can put under the tree.