frugality

Best Money Tips: Strategies for Saving Year-Round

Today we found some awesome articles on strategies for saving year-round, money management tips, and tips for traveling on a budget.

Men: Why Frugal Is Sexy

Frugality gets bad wrap on the hotness scale. Men: learn the five ways that your frugality makes you sexy.

25 Frugal Changes You Can Make Today

Frugal living does not involve drastic changes. A few small changes can lead you down the right path.

Lessons From My Frugal Father

My dad was a child of the Great Depression, and those challenging years solidified a financial philosophy and simple lifestyle that's worth a new look today.

What Does Frugal Living Mean to You?

Depending on your point of reference, a million dollar purchase can be considered frugal. What is frugality to you?

Think the iPad Will Save You Money on Magazines? Think Again!

With the introduction of the iPad, many were hoping that the same companies that offered digital subscriptions and online single copies at a drastic discount would be doing the

Turn Off Your Air Conditioning

Most people lack the skills for getting by without air conditioning. Here's a quick primer.

Ruthless Frugality

Put some thought into where really cheap stuff comes from.

Frugality, Simplicity, and Sustainability

Are strategies like dumpster diving sustainable?

Are Americans Experiencing Frugality Fatigue?

Are Americans suffering from "frugality fatigue"? After a year of tightened belts and tighter fists, we're reaching for our wallets again and returning to our bad old ways. Or so t

Thrive as a Starving Writer--Lessons from the Experts

The web is full of advice for starving writers. And why not? Any writer has heard the advice "Write what you know," and one thing many writers know is about being a starving writer

The Many Reasons to Make Do with Less

Why would someone choose to have less than they could? Lots of reasons. There are as many ways to live large as there are people who refuse to think small. Over the time I've be

What's the Right Way to Save?

We all have our own ways of handling our finances -- and that's why it's called "personal" finance. What works for one person may not necessarily work for someone else, and this is

Will "forced frugality" last?

Lately I have been hearing about the concept of "forced frugality" from the media and my peers. Many colleagues and family members say that they feel a need to be frugal in this

Would You Accept $200,000 If You Didn't Know Where It Came From?

You know, I hear a lot of people say that frugal people would do anything for dime. Personally, I think that applies more to greedy people, but it got me thinking of a question tha

The new normal economy

The economy is way short of full employment, so naturally, consumer spending is down. Sooner or later employment, I think, will return to normal levels. Consumer spending will re

Not driving your less-frugal friends crazy

A while back, I heard an interview with a guy who, troubled by the Exxon Valdez oil spill, decided the right response was to quit driving. The bit of the interview that stuck with

How to save BIG

A friend recently told me that someone she knows is so cheap that he would not let her use paper towels at his place. Yet at the same time he complains about not having enough mon

Things You Might Not Know About Your Local Thrift Store

The nation as a whole has been exploring new avenues for savings these days. Thrift stores can be a great place to get what you need and pay what you want. Here are some tips for n

Failed Frugality: 5 Clues You’ve Gone Too Far

For most people, frugality is a lifestyle choice born out of necessity. A lost job, increase in expenses, or a battle with debt has forced them to take extreme measures to balance