Articles on Frugal Living

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?

11 Ways to Earn Extra Cash From Thrift Stores

A single parent tight for cash shopped thrift stores to save until one day he figured out he could earn money thrifting, too. Learn his thrifting secrets.

The 15 Worst Cities for Frugal People

These 15 international cities are renown for their culture, vitality, and energy. They're also really, really expensive places to live.

12 Money-Saving Tricks to Know Before Buying an Engagement Ring

Impress your intended with a beautiful symbol of your devotion that's doubly impressive because you didn't get taken when you bought it.

10 Kitchen Gadgets That Aren't Worth the Money

The next time you're in the kitchen utensil aisle, resist the urge to buy that strawberry stem remover. You already own a better tool for the job.

24 Helpful Travel Hacks to Make Flying Stress-Free

From drop-off at the curb to touchdown at your destination, flying is filled with stress inducers. Take the edge off with some simple relaxers.

10 Easy, Delicious Recipes for Homemade Bread

With these simple recipes, bread's a lot easier to bake than you think, but you don't have to tell everybody that.

Best Money Tips: How to Age Well on a Shoestring

Today we found some great articles on how to age well on a shoestring, tools to help you reclaim your time, and a morning checklist for the best day ever.

9 Greener, Cheaper Alternatives to Paper Cleaning Products

Switch to reusable cloth napkins, kitchen towels, and more and stop throwing money out with the trash!

10 Signs You're a Closet Spendthrift

Spendthrifts can't budget and save because they can't afford to — they've spent all their money. Beware these spendy habits.

Best Money Tips: Simple Strategies to Save on Everything

Today we found some great articles on simple ways to save on everything, what you must know about tax preparers, and how to prevent the flu from spreading.

Single Parent? Try These 10 Tricks for Entertaining Kids on a Budget

Keeping the kids entertained is yet another challenge for single parents. Get creative, watch the budget, and give your kids experiences to remember.

15 Delicious Homemade Treats Your Valentine Will Love

There's nothing sweeter than a handmade Valentine's gift — unless it's a delicious and decadent sugary treat, like these.

10 Affordable Kids' Gifts That Won't Rot Their Brains

Give a kid an "educational" toy and it'll soon migrate to the bottom of the toy box. Try these toys and games that are fun first and smart second.

10 Organic Grocery Items That Aren't Worth It

You don't have to choose organic to avoid pesticides — you just have to know which foods to choose.