Frugal Living

10 Ways to Keep Your Kid's Prom From Ruining Your Budget

It's prom season, moms and dads! Here's how to save major green on your kid's big night.

My 2016 Budget Challenge: Affording Education

For Max, a new career means learning a whole new skill set. Find out how she's achieving it while keeping to her strict budget.

Flashback Friday: The 107 Best Breakfast Hacks to Start Your Day Off Right

Having a solid breakfast each day shouldn't take too much time or effort. These breakfast hacks make it quick, easy, and delish!

5 International Destinations You Can Visit for $50 a Day

Imagine traveling to an exotic country for less than the cost of a one week all-inclusive resort. Here are five places where that's possible!

16 Simple Kitchen Skills Every Frugal Person Should Master

Mastering these core kitchen skills will have you eating better, saving time, and sticking to your budget. They're easy to learn, too!

7 Apps for the Tech-Challenged Traveler

Not so smartphone-savvy? No worries. These travel apps are easy to use and super helpful.

4 Sneaky Store Perks That Make You Overspend

Buyer beware! Those awesome shopping "perks" you love put you right where the store wants you — reaching into your pocket for more cash.

The High Cost of Cheap Food

Cheap eats might be destroying your waistline, your health, and the environment, too. Learn about the costs — and what you can do about them.

Best Money Tips: Foods You Can Freeze and How to Do It Right

Today we found helpful articles on foods you can freeze and the right way to do it, ways to save at Old Navy, and dying professions that job hunters should avoid.

5 Fun Ways the Sharing Economy Helps You Save on Vacation

From pet sitters to personal chefs, the sharing economy can help make your next vacation a memorable, and affordable, experience.

The 5 Best Body Scrubs

Keeping your skin fresh and blemish-free isn't easy, but it can be. Just use any of these body scrubs and your skin will shine bright like a diamond.

These 10 Simple Swaps Will Make Your Baking So Much Better

Next time you find yourself short on butter, oil, or other pantry-staples mid-recipe, one of these tasty swaps just might save the day.

8 Ways to Save on Smartphone Costs While Traveling

A phone's a great — even necessary — travel companion, but the data costs can mount. Extend your trip by cutting the cost of smartphone roaming.

More Rewards, More Benefits: The JetBlue Plus Card

JetBlue flyers will love the new JetBlue Plus Card that offers bigger and better rewards.

The 8 Best Pets for Frugal Animal Lovers

Caring for a pet can end up costing a lot. Take in one of these no frills furry (or scaled or shelled) friends at a fraction of the cost of Fido.

How to Get the Greenest Lawn on the Block — Naturally

A lush lawn does not require a lush dollar amount. Try one of these inexpensive and environmentally-kind tricks to get the greenest grass on the block.

5 Money Saving Travel Gadgets

From clean water to dependable Wi-Fi, these money-saving travel gadgets have your next big trip covered.

Flashback Friday: The 95 Best Ways to Get Fit for Free

Getting in great shape shouldn't cost you an arm and a leg. Here's how to get fit for zero dollars.

5 Ways to Make Retail Therapy Good for You

We usually caution against retail therapy — it's so wasteful! — but if you're gonna, at least try to reduce some of the harm.

11 Smart Ways to Get Some Sleep at the Airport

Airport hotels can be expensive. Here's how to take a serious snooze between flights.

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13 Smart Garage Sale Bargain Hunting Tricks

Garage sales can be full of amazing finds — and you'll bring home more of them if you come armed with these bargain hunting tricks.

Flashback Friday: 62 Ways Introverts Tend to Win at Life

Introverts might seem like underdogs, but while the extroverts are busy soaking up the spotlight, it's those watchful wallflowers who are winning — quietly.

Best Money Tips: How to Redecorate Without Spending a Dime

Today we found helpful articles on simple ways to redecorate without spending anything, body language mistakes we often make, and places to get free Wi-Fi.

5 Incredible World Cities You Can Afford

You don't need a zillion dollars to live the life of an ex-pat — just choose one of these picturesque and charming cities.

8 Smart Ways to Save on Audio Books

The only thing better than reading your favorite book is listening to the audio version. And here's how to get audiobooks on the cheap.

The High Cost of the "Treat Yourself" Mindset

You might be able to justify a "treat yourself" purchase, but all those little treats add up to one big, stressful bill. What's it really costing you?

8 Unexpected Ways a Credit Card Can Save You Money on Travel

Before you hit the road (or the sky) for a much-needed vacay, make sure you're up to speed on how much cash your credit card can save you.

Best Money Tips: Ways to Save Big at Hotels

Today we found helpful articles on ways to save money at hotels, great options for selling your clothes, and simple tips for people who eat alone.

10 Frugal Hacks for Single Living

Lots of frugal living advice is for couples and families, but anyone can cut costs dramatically while living alone, too — no roommate required!

Does Personality Type Determine Your Income?

The Myers-Briggs test analyzes 16 different personality types, some of which tend to be higher earners than others. Where do you fall?

Best Money Tips: What to Expect From Memorial Day Sales

Today we found helpful articles on what to expect from this year’s Memorial Day sales, cars to avoid no matter what, and composting myths debunked.

6 Smart Ways to Use Garage Space

If the garage serves no other purpose but another space for clutter to pile up, why not convert it into one of these creative uses?

The Airline Lost Your Luggage. Now What?

All hope is not lost just because your luggage is. Here's what to do when you're the last one standing at the baggage carousel.

The 5 Best Oil Absorbing Sheets

Keeping your skin fresh and clear isn't easy, but it can be. Just use any of these oil absorbing sheets and your skin will remain clear while keeping your makeup in place.

6 Ways Envy Is Keeping You Poor

This deadly sin can have major financial implications. Is envy keeping you from success?

Can You Really Save With Amazon Prime Pantry?

Prime Pantry is yet another of Amazon's many services aimed at saving consumers time and money. How can you make the most of it?

Best Money Tips: Fastest Ways to Make Cheap, Healthy Meals

Today we found helpful articles on the fastest ways to prepare cheap and healthy meals, insurance add-ons that are worth it, and things that every college grad needs to know.

Get Your Home Cleaner Than a Pro Can — And Save Big

Save money on a cleaning service by using a little elbow grease of your own. Your home will sparkle — and it's a lot easier than you think!

5 Smart Travel Hacks Only Frequent Flyers Know

You don't have to dread the airport. These smart frequent flyer secrets will have you breezing through the terminal (almost) stress-free.

Best Money Tips: Deals and Steals for May

Today we found helpful articles deals to look for in May, old tech that you should purge to save money and space, and why store closing sales aren’t sales at all.