Frugal Living — Stretch that dollar in style without sacrificing your favorite luxuries. Let our frugal experts show you how to live large on a small budget.

Popular

15 Chicken Leg and Thigh Recipes From Around the World

chicken dish
Tired of trying to make chicken breast interesting? The humble and affordable chicken leg quarter offers the frugal cook lots of flavor, lots of value, and lots of variety.

Latest Articles in Frugal Living

5 Great Money Lessons I Learned From My Immigrant Parents

Chinese households save 30% of their disposable income (compared to 6% for Americans). Want to know our secret?

5 Top Travel Destinations for 2014

Make the most of your travel miles and points by seeking out fascinating, off-the-radar destinations such as these.

9 Amazing DIY Lamps You Want in Your House

If you can't find an affordable lamp that's perfect for your space, make one! These nine easy lamp projects can get you started.

Best Money Tips: Fifteen Ways to Make Money to Fill Your Fridge

Today we found some fantastic articles on ways to make money to fill your fridge, bills you can cut from your budget, and things to bring to a job interview.

25 Cheap and Easy Fixes That Make Your House Look Amazing

Whether you're getting your home ready for sale or just getting it ship-shape, these 25 projects are easy, affordable, and rewarding!

10 Wines That Taste Pricier Than They Are

In the world of wine, more expensive doesn't necessarily mean better. Here are 10 delicious, affordable bottles to watch for.

4 Secrets to Getting the Lowest Rate From Travel Websites

Did you know that travel websites might be charging you more just because of the computer you're using? Learn how to avoid that and three other sneaky tricks.

20 Snacks That Will Keep You Energized Through the Day

Power through the mid-morning slump and afternoon doldrums with a healthful handful of these nutritious, energy-rich snacks.

8 Airline Fees That Are Actually Worth Paying

Is paying more for extra airline services ever worth it? Sure, especially if the miles — or your legs — are long. Here are eight fees that are worth the cost.

Save Money With These 10 Homemade, Healthy Energy and Sports Drinks

Need a boost after your workout but can't stand the drain to your pocketbook? Make your own cheaper, tastier, and healthier versions at home!

Score Coupons for Every Online Store (Even the Ones That "Don't Have Coupons")

Don't ever click "Buy" unless you have a discount code. Here's where to find those coupon codes, no matter where you shop.

Dementia Sucks: Keep Your Brain Strong With These 10 Things

Your brain isn't really a muscle, but you still can improve its function and fitness with the right mix of nutrition and conditioning. Learn how.

Which Workout Clothes Are Worth Splurging On (And Which Aren't)

It's OK to go cheap on some fitness stuff, but other gear is worth more. Find out where you should put your money for maximum health and safety.

10 Free Things That Just Aren't Worth It

Not every steal is a deal — sometimes they're just steals. Make sure you aren't getting roped in by these 10 freebies.

7 Bizarre Ways to Stay on Budget (That Actually Work)

Good for you if you've made a budget! If you're struggling to stick to it, try one of these offbeat motivators and get back on track.

Do You "Want" to Be Happy? Then Here's What You Need to Do.

Always feeling like you want something is not the key to a joyful life. Learn how to curb the urge to acquire and achieve the happiness you deserve.

These At-Home Exercises Will Give You a Gym-Quality Workout for Free

If the gym membership was a casualty of your war on spending, you don't have to suffer flabby abs. Get fit at home with these great routines.

12 Extreme Ways to Save Money That Could Work for You

If money's tight or if you're trying to reach a lofty savings goal, try cutting spending to the bone with these extreme cost cutters.

4 Powerful Smartphones That Aren't Overpriced

The smartphone market is maturing, and that means you can find plenty of mid-tier devices that offer performance at a reasonable price — without a contract.

10 Essential Travel Items You Forgot to Pack

These items will save you time and money on every trip. Use this cheatsheet and never forget them again.