Articles on Frugal Living

Buy raincoats in summer, because winter always comes.

Whether you're buying a winter coat in June or a lawnmower in December — off-season discounts are your friend!

Can Beauty Be THIS Basic?

You're spending too much on skincare. Yep, we said it! Here's why research suggests you stick to the basics.

Budgeting Beauty - An Expert Tells All

Beauty blogger Courtney Sauve gives us the dish on the best ways to budget your beauty regimen — including must-buys and rip-offs!

The Greatest Story Ever Sold is a Fantasy Covered in Blood

Want an easy way to save three months’ salary? Don’t buy a diamond engagement ring.

Frugal is the new sexy - a scientist says so!

Don't be afraid to save those pennies. Frugal is sexy — science is now proving it!

A $12 champagne that's toast of the party: Krait Prestige

Be the life of the party when you show up with a bottle of Krait's Prestige. Is it beer? Is it champagne? The answer is yes!

Alternatives to drunk driving

Party hardy tonight, but don't drive drunk! A drunk driving conviction is just not worth it, especially when there are plenty of safe, pain-free alternatives.

When it's hard to be frugal (and how to talk yourself into it anyway)

To spend, or not to spend — that is the question. We're sharing some advice on talking yourself into frugality!

Handling Emotions and Money

How do you handle money mishaps and high emotions? Give us some advice, readers!

When Good Food Goes Bad, Part II: Tortillas and Tortilla Chips

Give those stale tortilla chips a second life with this recipe for chilaquiles. Mexican comfort food? Yes, please.

Bidding wisely on eBay

eBay can be the discount shopper’s paradise. But it doesn't hurt to brush up on some tips for using this worldwide marketplace.

To life, to life, la kayim! The joy of home-enhanced booze.

The struggle of the homemade gift — what's sure to please, and what's bound for the bin? We've got something that's sure to please; DIY infused vodka!

Can't afford a plasma tv? Be creative!

A little home demo turns a classic box-style TV into a makeshift flatscreen. Get out the sledgehammer!

Additional smart, frugal people

A raising tide lifts all boats. We're sharing the wealth with some other great blog articles on living life frugally.

15 million British shoppers with math skills of fifth graders get government help

Lacking math skills are causing British shoppers to miss out on savings. Here's how the government has stepped in to help!

Gas Efficient Driving

Your gas mileage depends more on the way you drive than on what car you are driving. Here's how to avoid more stops at the pump.

Special holiday return policies of popular stores

Do you know your favorite stores' holiday return policies? Check out this list from Consumer World — it's updated every year!

Deadweight loss of Christmas: Economist explains why gifts are inefficient

The term "deadweight loss" doesn't exactly smack of Christmas cheer, but ask yourself — are you spending too much on holiday gifts?

When Good Food Goes Bad

Your wilted lettuce has a greater destiny than the trash. Here's a quick-fix recipe to the rescue!

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

The truth is, frugality can be terrifying — especially for those who crave a lavish lifestyle. But where has all that spending gotten you?