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Ask the Readers: What's Your Favorite Frugal Comfort Food?

Tell us about your favorite frugal comfort food and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card or a copy of Little Old Lady Recipes!

Best Money Tips: Frugal Fall Activities

Today we found some awesome articles on frugal fall activities, ways to make budgeting fun, and how to avoid paying the new debit card fees.

Best Money Tips: Tips For A Frugal Wedding

Today we found some awesome articles on frugal wedding tips, finance advice for forgetful people, and tips to be a better employee.

Best Money Tips: Romantic and Frugal Vacation Ideas

Today we found some awesome articles on frugal vacation ideas, how to sell stuff on craigslist successfully, and steps for dealing with identity theft.

Ask The Readers: How Do You Celebrate Frugally?

Tell us how you celebrate frugally and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

Best Money Tips: Frugal Dining Out Tips

Today we found some great articles on frugal dining out tips, free things to do this summer, and financial advisor red flags.

Best Money Tips: Frugal Pet Care

Today we found some great articles on frugal pet care, tips for investing in penny stocks, and giant money wasters.

Frugality, Simplicity, and Sustainability

Are strategies like dumpster diving sustainable?

The Many Reasons to Make Do with Less

Why would someone choose to have less than they could? Lots of reasons. There are as many ways to live large as there are people who refuse to think small. Over the time I've be

Save Some Cash With These 6 Clever Cleaning Hacks

I’m a sucker for brand-name cleaning supplies, and while it’s no crime to be brand-loyal and use what works best for you and your family, often times there are shortcuts that can c

The new normal economy

The economy is way short of full employment, so naturally, consumer spending is down. Sooner or later employment, I think, will return to normal levels. Consumer spending will re

It takes a frugal spouse to make a frugal home

Something of an exaggeration, of course—a one-person household can be very frugal. But there's an underlying truth: A household is only as frugal as its least-frugal member.

Oprah Asks A Great Question; What Can You Live Without?

My wife brought this to my attention. I’m not an avid Oprah viewer, but usually when I tune in I hear good advice. And with the help of financial guru Suze Orman, she’s asking fami

Recession Journal Part II: Broke or Poor?

We must understand fundamentally while some of our exercises in saving go for naught and why when things turn around, we forget our lessons. Unfortunately in America just eat one b

Sleeping In Airports For The Stranded And Frugal Minded

Whether it's an unplanned layover, a means of making an early flight, or simply an attempt to save money on accommodation, the season of sleeping in airports is upon us. I know, I

Frugal Living Lessons From The First Thanksgiving

Here in the United States, Thanksgiving is a holiday governed by some fairly specific traditions. We know that these traditions are mostly modern inventions, but on some level we a

8 Spectacular Uses for that Lone Can of Fruit

It doesn’t matter what it is: plums, fruit cocktail, or an awkward can of cranberries – it can sit there for years if not put to a creative use. When pennies must be pinched, the

Make Your Own Self-tanning Lotion and 5 Other Fabulous DIY Tips from the Web

Surprisingly simple, and totally affordable, this roundup of quick and easy recipes, tips, and hacks are sure to inspire. Create your own self-tanning lotion, never waste rice aga

In times like these, separate the want from the need.

I remember saying to my dad, a long, long time ago, that I really needed a whole bunch of He-Man action figures for Christmas. Oh, and Battlecat, too. My dad looked at me, a hopefu

Declare a Frugal Friday Fun Night

Ah, Friday nights. A time when we can relax and unwind without worry of going to work the next day (or the next). You walk in the door from work ready to kick off your shoes and