Articles on Frugal Living

6 Times You Should Always Rent Clothes Instead of Buy

Every boy rents his prom tux — why shouldn't every girl rent her prom dress? Here's when renting fancy clothes makes the most sense.

7 Tricks for Enjoying Fine Dining on a Budget

While Spago doesn't offer a Blue Plate Special, you can dine there and still make your rent. You just need to know when to go and where to sit.

Here's How You Remove Stains From Almost Anything

Bookmark this page and never wonder how to remove that stain, whatever it is and whatever it's on, and without pricey chemical cleaners.

Best Money Tips: Ways to Make Cheap Food Taste Delicious

Today we found some great articles on ways to make cheap foods taste delicious, how to create a minimalist wardrobe, and tips to help you save on pet costs.

8 Supposedly Unhealthy Foods That Are Actually Good for You

Oh go ahead, have another cup of coffee — it's good for you! Find out what other foods you can go ahead and stop avoiding now, too.

Never Miss Free Ice Cream Again: Complete Calendar of Annual Free Stuff Days

Companies big and small celebrate holidays famous and obscure with... freebies. Find out when and where to get yours!

5 Discount Stores That Are More Expensive Than You Think

Walmart and other big box retailers offer the best value, right? Not always. Watch out for these deals that aren't.

Choosing the Wrong Color Can Cost You Big on These Purchases

Marketers and product designers spend a lot of money choosing just the right color to make you buy. Does color influence your spending?

Best Money Tips: Ways You're Being Tricked to Spend More

Today we found some great articles on the ways you’re being tricked into spending more, how to decorate on a budget, and the ways your employer can help you save money.

7 Old Fashioned Skills That Save You Money

Take DIY to the next level (and save money) with this collection of easy-to-acquire homesteading skills.

Best Money Tips: Green Habits of Thrifty People

Today we found some great articles on the green habits of thrifty people, how to be more productive with the 10 minute rule, and why restaurants don’t want you to order dessert.

5 Things Successful Savers Do

People who save a lot of money share a lot of the same habits. Start saving more by doing as they do.

Best Money Tips: How to Eat Healthy Even If You Hate Cooking

Today we found some great articles on how to eat healthy even if you hate cooking, strange state taxes, and the biggest money wasters.

10 Simple Ways to Start Living on Less Today

Getting started with frugal living can seem daunting, but it really isn't. Look at your spend, and try some of these easy cost-cutters for beginners.

10 Ridiculously Overpriced Pet Products

Dogs and cats deserve proper care, but at the upper end of the market, the pampering is not about animal welfare — it's about the owner's vanity.

9 More Supposedly Healthy Things That Are Actually Hurting You

It seems like health "dos" and "don'ts" change daily. How many of these former "dos" are you still doing?

5 Cheap Ways to Make Flying Coach Feel Like First Class

Flying economy isn't always terrific. Make your next flight easier and more relaxing with some planning and some smart carry-alongs.

Turn One Room Into Two With These 10 Simple Tricks

You can't create more space in your tiny place, but you can create more spaces with some clever design ideas. You can get more storage, too!

The 7 Worst Financial Excuses That Are Keeping You Poor

It's not easy to get serious about budgeting and saving. What is easy is coming up with excuses. Do any of these sound familiar?

18 Frugal Foods You Should Always Have in Your Freezer

A well-stocked freezer will help you get dinner on fast, entertain unexpected guests, and save money. What's in your freezer?