Going Off the Grid Is a Lot Harder Than You Think

You may hear folks long for the simpler days of living "off-grid." But it wasn't necessarily that much simpler after all.

8 Frugal Living Skills I Wish My Parents Would Have Taught Me

Odds are, your parents may have fallen short teaching you how to live large for less. We all wish we heard these money lessons growing up.

4 Reasons 'Frugal' Shouldn't be a Dirty Word

Modern frugality isn't about clipping coupons and eating gruel (although, in a pinch, both can work). Find out how much frugal living has to offer.

Independent People Have These 7 Things in Their Homes — Do You?

We can always be more self-reliant. How many of these items of independent people do you use?

Wage slave, debt slave

This article has its roots in an article I wrote some time ago that used the terms wage slave and debt peonage—terms that some people objected to. Those making free choices aren't

Book review: Your Money or Your Life

This book is one of the classics of modern frugality, and it's been a source of some controversy. At the bottom, though, its message is a simple one: Pay attention. Pay attention t

Is This Job Worth It?

This post technically isn't about me. It's about a friend, a lousy job situation, and soliciting feedback from our readers for a friend of mine. Tiffany is an engineer who works for a small start-up. [more]