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These 6 Costco Items Will Easily Cover Your $55 Membership

Woman buying items that will cover her Costco membership
Is the annual Costco fee worth the money? Yes, and then some — especially if you buy these common items.

Latest Articles in Frugal Living

What to Do With Your Wedding Dress After the Big Day

Whether sold for cash or donated for a tax break, give your wedding dress more to do after the big day than hide in your closet.

How to Keep Your Kid's Rich Friends From Ruining Your Budget

When your kid has a rich friend, it can be hard to keep them in a frugal mindset. Here's how to remedy that.

Flashback Friday: 47 Brilliant Ways to Save Money on Dinner

Looking for ways to make tonight's dinner on the cheap? Look no further.

Best Money Tips: Pantry and Freezer Staples You Should Buy in Bulk

Today we found articles on staples that are worth buying in bulk, strategies to increase the value of your estate, and how to make money on Airbnb.

The 5 Best Travel Pillows

Getting some shut-eye on a flight isn't easy, but it can be. Just use any of these travel pillows and you'll snooze while you fly.

5 Ways Wrath Is Keeping You Poor

You might be deeply angry about something, but that kind of emotion is not doing your finances any good at all.

5 "When You're Rich" Dream Buys That Aren't That Great

So, you achieved the American dream, and came into serious money. But before you go spending all that green, a word of warning…

Best Money Tips: How to Plan a Halloween Party Frugally

Today we found articles on how to plan a frugal Halloween party, how to set up a home office, and things you can do right now to improve your marriage.

Calculate the "Stock Up Price" to Save on These Baby Essentials

Knowing the "stock up price" on these key baby essentials will help you keep more money in your pocket.

The 5 Best Selfie Sticks

Taking the perfect selfie by yourself isn't easy, but it can be. Just use any of these five selfie sticks and your selfie game will remain strong.

9 Great Jobs for Snowbirds

You can still fly south for the winter and make the same amount of money. Just choose any of these jobs.

Eat Better and Save Money With These Easy Two-Night Meals

Not up to meal planning for a whole week? Meal plan for two days with these first night dinners that offer plenty of delicious next night options.

Best Money Tips: How to Get Free Money on Your Next Flight

Today we found articles on how to get free money on your next flight, ways to watch sports without cable, and costumes you can DIY on the cheap.

Change Jars and 8 Other Clever Ways to Build an Emergency Fund

You don't need a windfall to kick-start your savings. These baby steps will do just fine.

Best Money Tips: Don't Fall for These Black Friday Myths

Today we found articles on major Black Friday myths that retailers want you to fall for, ways to avoid paying bank fees, and things that we’ve been doing wrong all our lives.

Are You Spending Too Much on Halloween This Year?

If your Halloween shopping is more of a trick than a treat, it might be time to rein in the spending. How does your spend compare with your neighbors'?

Easy Budgeting for First Time Singles

Single living has its own budgeting quirks. Here's how to get off to the right solo start.

Flashback Friday: 38 Money Lessons We Can Learn From Celebrities

Rich and famous celebs are rich and famous for a reason. Here are some of their brilliant bits of financial wisdom.

My 2016 Budget Challenge: How to Decide When to Sell Your House

Max is facing one of the biggest decisions in her budget challenge yet — should she sell her house? The decision is amusingly complex.

5 Painless Ways to Lower Your Cell Phone Bill

Dial in to these smart bill-lowering tactics, and watch your cell phone bill get a whole lot smaller.