Articles on Frugal Living

Ponder it: to budget or not to budget

Some of us need or want a budget, some of us don't. Here are some tips for deciding which category you're in. [more]

Stop Skin Cancer at the Spa

By way of More magazine, the premier magazine for women over 40, comes exciting news that a trip to your favorite medispa could actually prevent skin cancer! [more]

The Backdoor to Amazon's 70% off deals

I'm completely crazy about a new site I've just discovered. It's called Jungle Crazy and it's brought to you by those nice folks who also gave you RetailMeNot and BugMeNot. What is it? [more]

Track Your Refunds or Get Ripped Off

“Refunds” are supposedly different from “rebates”, although honestly, you might never know it, since both are difficult to obtain. [more]

Does the Forever Stamp Make Cents?

The United States Postal Service announced that they may issue a "forever stamp" - that is, a stamp that you can buy now, at a given price, that will be good into eternity. [more]

Budgeting for the rest of us, or How to follow a budget without breaking down in tears

Budgeting can be difficult. For some people (like me!), it brings up things that they may not want to see. For others, it's a necessary but frustrating tool to curtail spending, or a painful reminder of how much they overspent, yet again. [more]

How I Got Over My Haggling Hatred

I used to really hate haggling. That vain, self-conscious part of me that doesn't want to appear cheap, or worse, stingy, has always had an aversion to haggling. [more]

More Bang for Your Buck: Paint Me Frugal

Paul's post about DIY got me to thinking about all of the times that I wasted money on trying to improve my home. There have been many of these times, more than I care to share. [more]

Like DIY? Avoid These 10 Costly Mistakes

I scoured the web looking for the obvious and not-so-obvious mistakes DIY addicts make and compiled this list.

Adaptation: Lessons learned from being unemployed

Some of the lessons learned from a stint of unemployment can really change your life for the better.

When Good Food Goes Bad Part IV: Black Beans

Treat your tastebuds to Brazil's most famous, frugal dish: feijoada!

Pet Peeves Part 2: Good Grooming

DIY pet grooming isn't nearly as difficult as it sounds. If you just set aside a little bit of time each month, you can save a bundle and still have happy, clean pets.

Trailers for Ths American Life

"We wanted to make a TV show that feels like the radio show, but isn't just the radio show on TV." Can This American Life successfully transfer its intimate and quirky storytelling style onto cable TV? [more]

Pet Peeves Part 1: Couture Critters Are Expensive!

It costs a pretty penny to lavish your fur baby in the life of luxury.

Balancing Act: The Perils of Budgeting

Tackling a budget requires you to do one big thing with your finances — find the balance.

Confessions of an eBay Shoe Addict

Take to eBay to get your shoe addiction fix on the cheap!

Former Pop Princess Figures Out Frugal? Go Bald!

Want to save big bucks on your flowing locks? Shave them off!

25 tips from the frugally insane.

These frugal moves may be extreme, but they're good for a laugh!

Now is The Time to Buy: Skis, Winter Coats, Candy

Save big on the winter necessities by knowing the best times to hit the store.

Celebrating Year of the Pig with life-threatening fireworks

2007 is the Year of the Pig! How will you celebrate?