Articles on Frugal Living

Make Flying Easy: The Ultimate Carry-On Packing List

Your itinerary is set and the lodging and flights booked; now the only question is what to pack. Here are some tips to help you pack light and be prepared.

Ask the Readers: What Are Your Tips for a Frugal Valentine's Day?

Tell us your tips for a frugal Valentine's Day and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

How to Protect Yourself From Credit Card Theft

Don't let a scammer get a hold of your credit card number. Here's how to keep your account secure.

5 Smart Strategies to Rack Up More Credit Card Rewards

Can't earn a sign-up bonus? These strategies will help you earn more rewards.

Ask the Readers: What Are Your Favorite Low-Cost Hobbies?

Tell us about your favorite low-cost hobbies and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

How to Decide If Pet Insurance Is Worth the Cost

Pet insurance can cost a pretty penny, but it can also save you an arm and a leg.

What to Do With a Windfall

You just stumbled upon a big pile of money. Congrats! Here's what you should do with it.

4 Steps to Simplify Car Shopping in the New Year

Before you head to the dealer for a new car this year, make sure you have your finances in order.

7 Important Money Moves to Make in the New Year, According to Financial Advisors

Now that we've entered a new year, and a new decade, it's time to make these smart money moves.

How to Pay Off Holiday Debt: A Step-by-Step Guide

Did Christmas leave you in the red? Don't worry, this step-by-step guide will help you climb out of that hole.

Why It Pays to Be a Patient Shopper

When you want something, you want it now! But buying the first acceptable option that fits your budget could be costing you big bucks.

Why You Should Throw a Dinner Party to Talk About Death

Invite your friends over. Get the drinks flowing. Then get into a deep discussion about death. It won't be as bad as you think.

The 6 Absolute Worst Ways to Cash In Your Travel Points

Before you cash in your travel points on a whim, make sure you're getting the best value for them.

5 Ways to Make the Holidays More Affordable — Without Taking Out a Holiday Loan

Before you apply for a personal loan to cover your holiday spending, consider these alternatives.

Ask the Readers: How Do You Celebrate Thanksgiving on a Budget?

Tell us how you celebrate Thanksgiving on a budget and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

6 Steps to Avoiding Credit Card Debt Over the Holidays

Follow these six steps and your holiday season will be credit card debt-free.

Ask the Readers: How Do You Stay Active When It's Cold Out?

Tell us how you stay active when it's cold out and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

3 Money Arguments That Can Hurt Your Relationships

You should really nip these common money arguments in the bud before they hurt your relationships.

All the Ways You Can Score More Points and Miles This Holiday Season

While you're busy holiday shopping and preparing for trips to see the family, why not earn tons of points and miles in the process?

Ask the Readers: What Do You Do With Leftover Halloween Candy?

Tell us what you do with leftover Halloween candy and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!