Articles on Frugal Living

Not Just Some Junk in a Box

Ditch the stigma — box wine can be delicious, elegant, AND frugal!

Ethnic Markets: Feel worldly for cheap

Your local ethnic supermarket has delicious cultural ingredients you won't find elsewhere — at least not at such a good price!

Car Buying Part 1 - Going For Broker.

Skip the dealership. Have a licensed broker find you the exact car you want without spending a dime over budget.

The Protein Water Scam: Kellog's Special K2O Can Do Anything!

Have you tried Kellogg's K2O Protein Water? Is it truly weight loss magic, or just myth?

Losing the store brand stigma.

Ditch the stigma! Store brand "generics" are just as good, if not better, than pricier name-brand buys.

Ramen, miracle food

We're rounding up the best places for ramen recipes in honor of the late, great Momofuku Ando. Enjoy.

Sayonara, Ramen-san

In honor Momofuku Ando, we look back on the delightfully frugal and delicious dish that is ramen.

Ends in 4? It's the final markdown

The secret to Target's markdown strategy is in the price tag code. Here's how to know when you're getting the best deal!

Snipe an Ebay auction, save a fortune.

Haven't perfected the art of the eBay steal? No worries — BidNip will swipe it for you!

Amazon's secret 30-day price guarantee

One of Amazon's best kept secrets is its 30-day price match guarantee. Here's how to use it.

“Shop in stores with concrete floors.”

Enter the mystical realm of warehouse stores, where bulk-buying can save you big money in the long run.

Buy raincoats in summer, because winter always comes.

Whether you're buying a winter coat in June or a lawnmower in December — off-season discounts are your friend!

Can Beauty Be THIS Basic?

You're spending too much on skincare. Yep, we said it! Here's why research suggests you stick to the basics.

Budgeting Beauty - An Expert Tells All

Beauty blogger Courtney Sauve gives us the dish on the best ways to budget your beauty regimen — including must-buys and rip-offs!

The Greatest Story Ever Sold is a Fantasy Covered in Blood

Want an easy way to save three months’ salary? Don’t buy a diamond engagement ring.

Frugal is the new sexy - a scientist says so!

Don't be afraid to save those pennies. Frugal is sexy — science is now proving it!

A $12 champagne that's toast of the party: Krait Prestige

Be the life of the party when you show up with a bottle of Krait's Prestige. Is it beer? Is it champagne? The answer is yes!

Alternatives to drunk driving

Party hardy tonight, but don't drive drunk! A drunk driving conviction is just not worth it, especially when there are plenty of safe, pain-free alternatives.

When it's hard to be frugal (and how to talk yourself into it anyway)

To spend, or not to spend — that is the question. We're sharing some advice on talking yourself into frugality!

Handling Emotions and Money

How do you handle money mishaps and high emotions? Give us some advice, readers!