Articles on Frugal Living

Adaptation: Lessons learned from being unemployed

Some of the lessons learned from a stint of unemployment can really change your life for the better.

When Good Food Goes Bad Part IV: Black Beans

Treat your tastebuds to Brazil's most famous, frugal dish: feijoada!

Pet Peeves Part 2: Good Grooming

DIY pet grooming isn't nearly as difficult as it sounds. If you just set aside a little bit of time each month, you can save a bundle and still have happy, clean pets.

Trailers for Ths American Life

"We wanted to make a TV show that feels like the radio show, but isn't just the radio show on TV." Can This American Life successfully transfer its intimate and quirky storytelling style onto cable TV? [more]

Pet Peeves Part 1: Couture Critters Are Expensive!

It costs a pretty penny to lavish your fur baby in the life of luxury.

Balancing Act: The Perils of Budgeting

Tackling a budget requires you to do one big thing with your finances — find the balance.

Confessions of an eBay Shoe Addict

Take to eBay to get your shoe addiction fix on the cheap!

Former Pop Princess Figures Out Frugal? Go Bald!

Want to save big bucks on your flowing locks? Shave them off!

25 tips from the frugally insane.

These frugal moves may be extreme, but they're good for a laugh!

Now is The Time to Buy: Skis, Winter Coats, Candy

Save big on the winter necessities by knowing the best times to hit the store.

Celebrating Year of the Pig with life-threatening fireworks

2007 is the Year of the Pig! How will you celebrate?

Free pancakes! At IHOP! On Tuesday!

Get free pancakes on IHOP's National Pancake Day.

Another one for the readers

Here's where to find free e-books online.

Mr. Cheap Stuff: Who do you think you are?

We're chatting with Dean Takamine, the savvy saver behind Mr. Cheap Stuff. Here's the low-down on his love of deals!

Last minute free Valentine's Day gift ideas

It's Valentine's Day — and you need a last-minute gift idea, stat! These cute ideas are sure to make her smile.

Top 5 Ways to Hustle Free Drinks

If I can get drinks for free, I'm a happy tightwad. Here, I show you a few great ways to hustle free drinks in your local bar or pub.

Cheap Condoms: Spread the Love, and Only the Love

Protect yourself and your sweetheart this Valentine's Day. Here's where to find condoms for next to nothing.

Eyeglasses Stores are for Suckers (reader's tip)

Struggling to find reasonably-priced eyeglasses online? Glassy Eyes is a blog to help you sort through the duds.

The Way to Your Honey's Heart Is Through the Kitchen

Skip the last minute reservations and make your Valentine's Day dinner at home. You sweetheart will thank you!

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