saving money

10 Innovative But Obscure Sites That Put Money In Your Pocket

While these 10 sites are not widely know, they offer some pretty cool ways to either save or make some extra cash. No reason to keep them a secret. Tell your friends!

Are Coupons For Everyone? A Review of the Couponizer (and a Giveaway)

I love the idea of coupons. Saving money? I'm so for the idea. Cutting, sorting, and saving little scraps of paper that will probably end up getting eaten by the baby or in the

Entertainment Value: Start a Frugal Club

As you continue to work a full-time job, wrangle the kids, and make your money work for you, there are some sacrifices that you are making every day and you may not even realize it

Coupon Coups

Nothing vindicates a cynic by being proven right and coupons can often be used as a marketing tool for the old bait and switch. Overcome misgivings about coupons by going from coup

Ready For Extreme Saving? Money Saving Advice For An Extreme Economy

The question has arisen in our household whether I should be saving more. Should we resort to extreme saving measures during this recession? Should an extreme economy require grea

Five More Tips For Eating In Restaurants And Sticking To A Budget

Even if you are working hard to keep your discretionary spending to a minimum, you can still enjoy a restaurant meal once in awhile.

Giving Gifts That Will Save Money

I love the holiday season. I love being able to bake cookies and give them to my friends, put up decorations and — most of all — give gifts. But with only a couple of weeks left un

The 10 Things I Won’t Give Up Just To Save Money

Times are tough and they may be getting tougher as inflation and unemployment rates rise. There are 10 things that I could cut out of my expenses to save money right now but these

Follow Your Frugal Bliss

Sometimes reading about frugal phenoms can be discouraging instead of inspiring. The lady who raises her own laying hens on her balcony, the family that gets hundreds of dollars in

The disappearance of real America - my guest post at Zen Habits

I'm not one for believing in fate or destiny, but the timing on this was spot on. After just finishing a terrfiic documentary called "America Unchained", about one Brit's quest to

The "Pa-Doink" Principle of Personal Savings

"Pa-doink" is the sound you hear when something small and heavy hits water. Think about a child throwing a coin into the fountain at a shopping mall: a toss and a pa-doink later, t

Wanna Put Away Some Cash? Take A Vacation!

A cruise to the Bahamas or a trip to that luxury spa aren’t going to get you ahead financially. However, if you’re looking to sock away a coupl

Save More Gas by Safely Following Trucks

I have been trying to drive at 55 miles per hour to save gas, and I am doing it by driving behind big trucks in the slow lane so that I do not get honked at or pulled over by the h

Finding Money: 11 Ways to Save Money you are Spending Without Sacrificing Anything

There are a number of ways to find money by rearranging your finances, stretching your shopping dollar, and spending wisely. Here is a collection of 11 Tips to help you find some m

Miser v. Stunna: A Case Study

Miserly is derived from a Latin term that means "wretched." It is the linguistic blood relative of miserable. Stuntin' is when you spend too much money and w

How to Brown Bag it With Style

Finding time to pack your lunch for work each day can feel pretty overwhelming. Trying to be creative about it can be even more frustrating. Following are several categories of sug

How to live on $12,000 a year

In my first job out of college, I was on 12,000 English pounds per year. That was back in London in 1996, i was single, lived with two friends and only had rent and travel to pay for. And I still remember how tough that was. [more]

Ponder it: to budget or not to budget

Some of us need or want a budget, some of us don't. Here are some tips for deciding which category you're in. [more]

Car Buying Part 2 – Into the Devil's domain.

Last time I covered the basics of going with a broker. I hope many of you found that advice useful. Now, I’m going to cover a few basics of buying a new or used car from a car dealership. (I’m into leasing because, well, I’ve never leased. [more]

Can I Conquer My Vanity for the Sake of My Sanity?

The truth is, frugality terrifies me because it assaults my vanity, and makes me fear for my dignity.