Articles on Frugal Living

Best Money Tips: Things You Shouldn't Buy on Black Friday

Today we found a few things you shouldn’t buy on Black Friday, Depression-Era habits you should pick up, and ways to frost-proof your garden.

5 Surprising Ways to Save Money During Your Pregnancy

Save thousands of dollars with these tips from a mom who has been through it all.

Insights From the World's 9 Most Frugal Cultures

In every corner of the globe, there are people that spend less and save more than we do. Let's follow their lead.

7 Affordable Alternatives to Processed Meats

Back away from the hot dogs and put down the bacon. These alternatives to processed meat are so much better for you — and they're cheap!

11 Thanksgiving Recipes You Can Make in Your Crock Pot

This year be sure to give thanks to your Crock-Pot. It's going to make Thanksgiving and holiday dinners a breeze!

Best Money Tips: Thanksgiving Traditions That Can Break the Bank

Today we found ways to avoid blowing your budget on Thanksgiving traditions, must-haves for along car ride, and ways to earn free gift cards.

15 Cheap and Delicious Punch Recipes for Holiday Parties

Bring on the holiday festivities! These delicious and simple party drinks sure do pack a punch.

7 Best Buys at TJ Maxx

TJ Maxx offers brand names at bargain prices. Be on the lookout for these smart buys the next time you visit.

The 5 Best 9 Volt Batteries

If your battery-powered appliances are fading fast, quality 9 volt batteries are what you need. Upgrade to one of these next time you need to replace them.

Best Money Tips: How Much Turkey Should You Buy?

Today we found a turkey buying cheat sheet, the best Black Friday deals at Walmart, and simple ways to beat the blues.

4 Common Household Leaks You Can Fix Without a Plumber

If your water bill is rising, and you can't afford a plumber, roll up your sleeves and find and fix those costly leaks yourself. You can do this!

The 8 Things That Are Always Cheaper at Target

Target is hitting the bullseye for ultra-low pricing on these eight products. Shop smart and save with these choices.

Surprising Ways to Save Even More on Black Friday

On Black Friday, using your credit card usually means big savings, bonus discounts, and extra protection.

Ask the Readers: What Are Your Alternative Thanksgiving Traditions?

Tell us about your alternative Thanksgiving traditions and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

9 Easy Mason Jar Gifts You Can Make

You don't have to bust the budget to be a generous gift giver. Whether you're crafty or culinary, a cute mason jar surprise is always welcome.

Best Money Tips: Smart, Simple Ways to Cut Your Electricity Bill

Today we found simple and smart ways to lower your electricity bill, the best exercise for weight control, and foods that will boost your energy.

5 Turkey Alternatives That Won't Break Your Holiday Budget

Sure, turkey is traditional but there's no reason you can't celebrate the harvest with an affordable and delicious alternative.

Avoid These 5 Common Holiday Budget Pitfalls

The season of giving can be extra hard on our wallets. Give yourself the gift of embracing a holiday spending budget!

15 More Cheap and Easy DIY Toys Kids Will Love

Your little ones are sure to love these fun and fantastically frugal DIY toys — and your budget will, too!

15 Genius Gifts for Office Secret Santa

Shudder at the thought of an office Secret Santa? Worry no more. These genius gifts ideas include something for everyone.