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.
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.
Sometimes, what seems like a waste of money might actually be one of the best ways you can spend your cash.
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
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. Of course, having only cash is
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
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
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
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
Twenty dollars isn't what it used to be and for that matter, given recent events, neither is $100, $1,000 or $10,000. With consumer confidence waning, why not get your swagger
I remember the first time my sister’s Barbie went for a ride in her new pink convertible. The trunk was full of new shoes, the coolest outfits,
What if there was a way to honor the beauty and intentions behind your received Christmas cards, while at the same time allowing you to get rid of the darned things without guilt?
How bad could things get? The New York Times asked that question about the economic situation. It's a good question, but they gave a really bad answer.
Here are ten easy ways for improving both the environment and your lifestyle. Implement just a few of them and you'll likely see a benefit to your bank account at the end of th
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