frugal living

9 Dumb Ways You're Going to Waste Money This Summer

Summer is here! Just be wary of these common summer spending traps.

These 10 Frugal Lunches Are Delicious Hot or Cold

Tired of hot lunch, when it's warmer outside? These lunches are versatile in temperature, and amazing in taste.

The Frugal Living Commencement Speech I'd Give to My Younger Self

If time travel were possible, this is the commencement speech I'd give to my younger self about living frugally.

4 Brilliant Tips From "Smart Mom, Rich Mom"

Looking for ways to build wealth while raising a family? Look no further than Kimberly Palmer's new book, "Smart Mom, Rich Mom."

9 Money Lessons to Take From the Great Depression

The Depression was a dark time in America's history, but it did yield some incredible tips for surviving on a budget and saving money.

10 Smart and Frugal Uses for Epsom Salt

Instead of buying expensive cleaners and beauty products, you can save a ton of cash if you use good old fashioned epsom salt instead.

6 Ways to Save On Baggage Fees

We've all got baggage. Stop being charged for it!

5 Money Rules That'll Save You Big in Baby's First Year

Having a baby might seem like a never-ending money suck, but there are easy ways to save money in your baby's first year.

8 Things Americans Were Better at in the 1950s Than Today

Americans used to be so good at basic skills — like saving money. Things have gone a bit downhill since the 1950s.

8 Financial Lessons From Adele

When you're the world's most popular songstress, you spend pretty much whatever, right? Not if you're a frugalista like Adele.

The Simplest Way to Live Simply — And Cheaply

Simple living starts from a single action — prioritize what matters. Learn how to take that basic step and the ones that follow come easy.

6 Financial Mistakes We Don't Make Anymore (and 2 We Still Do)

Once burned twice shy applies to personal finance, too. The Great Recession taught many of us to improve our financial ways, mostly for the better.

The Best-Kept Secret to Frugal Living

Without the right motivations, financially responsible living isn’t only difficult, it’s impossible. You need to do more than change how you act and think.

The Audacity to Waste Money for Better Finances

Sometimes, what seems like a waste of money might actually be one of the best ways you can spend your cash.

Failed Frugality: 5 Clues You’ve Gone Too Far

For most people, frugality is a lifestyle choice born out of necessity. A lost job, increase in expenses, or a battle with debt has forced them to take extreme measures to balance

Top 6 Reasons Why Using Cash-Only Rocks

While I am a cash-only person by circumstance (paid off the credit cards and never reopened accounts), I am so grateful that I live in a cash world.

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

The Art of Wearing Things Out, and Then Some

I've grown up hearing the phrase, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." It never occurred to me that this saying could apply to a frugal lifestyle. How often do you really wear some

5 Ways to Cut Your Grocery Bill

If you're like me, a trip to the store for a loaf of bread or a gallon of milk can easily run $30 to $40 bucks. Has inflation just really gone up in my neck of the woods? No... I j

When it Pays to Call in the Experts

I'm pretty good around the house. I can make most small, household repairs, and have even been known to take on a larger DIY project or two to save a buck. However, I know my lim