Some time ago, I offered up the idea of the money-free weekend: For the last few months, my wife and I have been doing something every
With Earth Day 2015 almost upon us, it’s a good time to think about how our actions impact the planet and, more importantly, what we
Recently, I heard a news story about the Food Bank NYC Challenge, which challenges people to live on $1.38 per person per meal, or $29
In a world where rampant consumerism is the norm, choosing a frugal lifestyle can sometimes mean living as an outcast. Your friends may shake their
The snow has melted, the daffodils are pushing up, and the birds are busy chirping away. You know what that means; spring is almost here,
Apparently, quite a few people either received SodaStream machines for Christmas or else have family members that received one, because I’ve received a ton of
I’ve always loved to shop. And I’ve always really loved to shop for anything wearable. Cowboy boots and maxi dresses. Cozy sweaters and dangly earrings.
One thing all of us consume all of the time is water, whether it comes from the tap, flows out of the shower head, gets
Making a Starbucks run on your way to work probably doesn’t seem like that big of a deal. Your soy caramel latte costs, what, $4?
The other day, I came across a really good article at Eat Local Grown entitled “Ten Daily Habits of Frugal People.” Here’s that list: 1.
It may be surprising, but I’ve found over and over again during the last several years that one of the most important elements of frugality
One question I get over and over again from readers is the simple question of “what can I do with my friends that doesn’t cost
Over the last week, several people have sent me this story from a bunch of different websites. I’m not sure where it originated, but the
It lets you shop endlessly on eBay. It keeps you tuned into the latest water-cooler gossip on Facebook. It allows you to follow photo stories
Over the years, our family has steadily built up a number of little “food hacks” that we use to save money and time when buying
Becoming frugal is a difficult change to make, especially if you’re trying to cut down on deep-rooted spending habits. Some people are born into frugal
My New Year’s resolution wasn’t very glamorous. I didn’t decide to learn French or perfect certain yoga poses or save the world one good deed
I spend the equivalent of a full-time job working at my computer or laptop, and that’s usually with audio turned on. On top of that,