Articles on Frugal Living

Best Money Tips: Ways to Make a Better Budget Today

Today we found some great articles with helpful tips to make your budget better, the smartest way to repay your student loans, and the only legit reasons to work for free.

20 Fun Ways to Use Pumpkin

Pumpkin is everywhere this time of year. Go beyond the jack o' lantern and the pie and put pumpkin to even more delicious, decorative, and fun uses.

12 Tricks That Make You Look Skinnier (Without Being Skinner)

Look your best even when you aren't feeling your best with a few clever shape-shifting tricks.

24 Train Hacks From an Amtrak Veteran

Make travel by train as comfortable (and frugal) as it is romantic with these money-saving Amtrak train travel tricks.

Best Money Tips: Ways to Save Money Without Trying

Today we found some fantastic articles on saving money without trying, student discounts every student should know about, and ways to slam the brakes on impulse buys.

10 Ways to Save Cash by Purging Your Place of Plastics

If your home is like most, it is filled with plastics. Start replacing with longer lasting — and often more economical — substitutes.

The 6 Least Expensive Dog Breeds to Own

A dog can be a great addition to your household, but they aren't cheap to buy or care for. These six dogs won't bust your wallet (but will melt your heart).

Wise Bread Reloaded: How to Prepare and Enjoy Our Modern, Monstrously Large Chickens

Never heard of the Ross 308 broiler? At nearly 10 pounds, the enormous chicken has taken beef's place at the head of the American table.

12 Easy Ways to Sneak More Nutrition Into Your Food

Add a few of these super healthy ingredients to your dishes. They won't affect the flavor, but they will supercharge the nutrition.

5 Hidden Comforts to Consider When Choosing an Airline

Flying economy is no picnic, but if you know what to look for, you can find the flight with the most comfortable mix of seat width and amenities.

Tech-Savvy People Have These 10 Things in Their Homes — Do You?

If you're reading this you're already kind of tech-savvy. But if you've got most of this stuff, then you are really, actually tech savvy.

7 Habits That Are Quietly Making You Fat (and Have Nothing to Do With Eating)

Scale groaning a little more each time you step on? Lots of bad, little diet and fitness habits add up to big pounds. Think small fixes and lose it!

10 Things You Don't Actually Need to Buy for Your New Baby (Plus 5 You Must)

It's tempting to fill up a baby registry with all sorts of newborn gear. Resist the urge and focus on stuff you'll really use.

Best Money Tips: Movie Theater Hacks

Today we found some great articles on life-changing movie theater hacks, finding your passion, and beating the addiction to unhappiness.

7 More Luxury Buys You Can Replace With Better and Cheaper Alternatives

Having the "right" brands may boost your self-image. But if you want features and function instead of cachet, go for these alternatives to luxe.

8 Ways You're Wasting Electricity Without Realizing It

Cut your electric bill by getting serious about conservation. Plug these easy to miss power leaks and watch the savings add up.

The 5 Best Light Therapy Lamps

Having trouble sleeping? These light therapy lamps can be the key to getting your body's biological clock back on track for better rest.

15 Easy, Mouthwatering Slow Cooker Dessert Recipes

Slow cookers do dessert, too? As conveniently and deliciously as they cook everything else. The only downside of these recipes is the wait.

Best Money Tips: Cheap and Easy Halloween Costumes for Pets

Today we found some stellar articles on cheap and easy costumes for pets, conquering lifestyle creep, and going green to save money.

5 Customer Service Battles You Just Can't Win

Put your phone scripts away, give up escalating, and don't bother screaming because whatever happens, you're not getting your money back.