Articles on Lifestyle

25 Thoughtful and Frugal Personalized Gift Ideas

You don’t need to spend a fortune to show someone you care. Find something cool to give in this collection of affordable personalized gift ideas.

What to Do Before Moving in With Someone

Moving in with someone, whether partner or a roommate, can be exciting — and financially rocky. Follow this guide to ensure your finances are protected.

Become a Producer to Put Your Consumption in Perspective

The gap between making and consuming keeps widening, but making more of what you consume can lead to a richer life.

15 Free Ways to Entertain Kids for an Afternoon

It's hot outside and the kids are bored. Keep them entertained and active with one of these free and fun summertime adventures.

10 Old-School Things That Make Summer SUMMER!

Remember the good ol' days of summer, when frolicking trumped responsibility? Do these 10 frugal, fun things, and you'll feel like a kid again.

Frugality and the Myth of Self-Denial

Contrary to popular opinion, frugality isn't all about self-denial. Discover how little luxuries can help keep you frugal.

5 Frugal Celebrities Who Live Large on a Small Budget

Many celebrities make big bucks, and then use that money to make big purchases. But these five frugal celebrities know how to stretch a dollar.

Save Money by Trusting Yourself

People often create spending rules because they don't trust themselves. But if you can develop that trust, you can save even more.

Lessons in Simple Living From Extreme Minimalists

You don't have to forsake your worldly possessions to find bliss, but we can all live more frugally — and more elegantly — by learning from those who have.

Get Up and Get Out: How to Find Cheap Local Events

Whether you're in a city or a small town, chances are that fun and cheap local events are happening all around. Here's how to find them.

There's a Lot to Like About Frugal Living

Why go frugal? Saving money is just the start.

8 Ways to Stop Spending — Today

If you're not in control of your spending, your spending is in control of you. Here's how to break the spending habit and regain control of your money.

Spice Up the Conversation by Skipping "What Do You Do?"

The next time you meet someone new, don't do the usual and ask, "So, what do you do?" Instead, ask, "What excites you?"

Taking Frugal Road Trips (Even When Gas Prices Are High)

Call your friends and pack up the car — it's road trip season! Here's how to do it on the cheap.

10 Easy Veggies to Plant This Spring

Yes, you CAN grow your own food. These easy-to-grow herbs and vegetables will thrive even if you've got the blackest of thumbs.

Easy, Frugal Ways to Have People Over (Even If You Don't Cook and Clean)

Don't get intimidated by hosting dinner parties. Instead, discover great ways to gather people together that require minimal cooking and cleaning.

Great Ways to Save Money by Volunteering

Volunteering isn't just a great way to give back — it can also save (and even make!) you money.

Who Should Pay for the First Date?

If you're dating, the rules of who pays the first time you meet can get murky. One writer clarifies the situation (hint: always bring your wallet).

Best Money Tips: Tips for Parents to Save Money

Today we found some fantastic articles on tips for parents to save money, making your bachelorette party more affordable, and ways to save from the 60s.

9 Unexpected Benefits of Volunteering

When you help others, you help yourself, too — and often in unexpected ways. Discover ways to socialize, further your career, and more, all while giving back.