Reader Tip Tuesday

Reader Tip Tuesday #7

In a country where sex is used to sell everything from cars to yogurt, you’d be hard-pressed to find an ad, movie or TV show portraying frugality as particularly sexy or exciting. Luckily, it turns out that in real-life, having control over your finances is pretty attractive. As we’ve mentioned before, a growing number of …

Reader Tip Tuesday #6

As a freshman in college, you’re never quite sure exactly how much of everything you’re going to need to get through that first year away from home. As we’ve said many times, shopping for our kids without a strategy in mind is a surefire way to break the bank. And while college students can be …

Reader Tip Tuesday #5

For any parent on a budget, back-to-school shopping can feel more like a back-to-school spending free-for-all. It’s the same every year. Teachers send out those foot-long lists of “required” and “recommended” supplies, and kids are eager not to be the only student who isn’t touting the latest and greatest backpack, lunchbox, pants, or pens on …

Reader Tip Tuesday #4

A little late, but a good one! Here’s this week’s Reader Tip Tuesday. Once you’ve gotten into dangerous waters with a credit card, it’s tempting to swear off of plastic entirely. But before you do, it’s important to understand know that there are plenty of ways to use credit cards to avoid and get out …

Reader Tip Tuesday #3

There is a common misconception that being frugal means being “cheap”, but frugality isn’t just about cutting budgets. We believe that the most important part of leading a cost-effective lifestyle is recognizing the value of your money and what you’re really getting for it. When it comes to our most frequently-used items (like our cookware, …

Reader Tip Tuesday #2

When it comes to frugal living, creativity is a virtue. That’s why we were excited (but not at all surprised) to receive such clever responses to our most recent “Reader Tip Tuesday” question: “How do you reuse things around your house?” Over the years, we’ve shared a lot of our own ideas about reusing kitchen …

Reader Tip Tuesday #1

We understand that frugality, battling debt, or searching for financial independence is hard; it takes consistency and determination. We mentioned it last week: the path to financial independence doesn’t have to be a solo journey, there’s a strong community of supporters who all have something great to share. We want to take that idea a …