Flashback Friday: 87 Frugal Ways to Make Winter Less Miserable


Winter is a dreary, dark time. The sun rarely shines, and you can barely wade through the white mess on the ground without getting your feet and pants soaked. But never fear. You can turn that S.A.D.-induced frown upside down. Here are 87 ways to make winter less miserable.

5 Ways to Prevent the Winter Blues from Busting Your Budget — Seasonal Affective Disorder puts you in a very vulnerable state of mind during the winter months. This can naturally lead you to making all sorts of ill-advised decisions, especially when it comes to your finances. Use these tips to keep you armed with a plan to fight those habits.

9 Frugal Winter Activities to Keep Kids Busy During Holiday Break — When the kids are home during holiday breaks or snow days, it's hard to know what to do with them to keep them busy and entertained. These activities are fun and cheap, so everybody wins.

8 Frugal Destinations for a Dreamy Winter Getaway — Wanna get out of the snow? Plan a trip to somewhere idyllic and in your mind, you'll already be there. It doesn't matter if the trip is weeks or months away. Having something to look forward to will instantly boost your mood.

5 Investments That Do Better in Winter — Sometimes, money actually can buy happiness. Especially when money turns into even more money. Put your cash in these stocks and you could have a nice little cushion by the time spring arrives.

50 Fun Things to Do When You're Stuck Inside During Winter — Life isn't so bad when you can curl up by the fire and read a book or take a nap. The weather outside might be frightful, but these indoor winter ideas are all kinds of delightful.

5 Awesome Staycations You Should Take Before Winter Ends — Before the snow melts, embrace your indoors-y side and have a nice little staycation. You'll feel bad about doing this when the weather outside is warm and beautiful, so take advantage of it now.

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