iOS app Android app

Frugal Living

The Couponing Guide for Shoppers Who Don't Want to Look Cheap

GOBankingRates | Posted 07.01.2015 | Money

If the eye-rolling and heavy sighs of impatient customers waiting for the cashier to process your stack of coupons leave you utterly mortified, extreme couponing might not be for you. But, that doesn't mean you should avoid couponing altogether.

How To Entertain Your Kids For Free This Summer

Shari Medini | Posted 05.28.2015 | Parents
Shari Medini

To save your summer and your sanity, I've rounded up a few free (or almost free) activities that you can do with your children over the next few months.

35 Life Hacks That Will Save You Thousands

GOBankingRates | Posted 05.20.2015 | Money

If you saw a $20 bill on the sidewalk, you'd definitely bend over to pick it up, wouldn't you? Well, without much more effort than that, you can save at least that much -- and probably a lot more -- by employing a host of everyday life hacks.

34 Ways Moms Can Earn and Save More Money

GOBankingRates | Posted 05.15.2015 | Money

Raising a family on a budget is a daunting task. From infancy up to adulthood, having kids is expensive and it takes a lot of creativity and strategy to keep the finances in order.

The Weirdest Thing I Did to Save Money

GOBankingRates | Posted 05.15.2015 | Money

We asked 30 major bloggers and personal finance experts to share both the most bizarre things they've ever done to save money -- and the lessons they learned through the experience.

The Time For Living Is Now

Jessica Rosenberg | Posted 03.16.2015 | Parents
Jessica Rosenberg

Saving is important. So is being prepared for various horrible things that could maybe happen down the road. But what's the point of saving and scrimping for a possible future when we have a life to live today?

10 Problems Only Frugal People Understand

GOBankingRates | Posted 03.08.2015 | Money

It takes a unique (and financially committed) person to face the daily challenges of a frugal lifestyle. Whether you're living the cheap life by choice or by necessity, there are few circumstances only frugal people will ever understand.

I Rebelled Against My Parents' Frugal Ways -- And Paid For It

LearnVest | Posted 02.06.2015 | Women

I didn't understand why my parents didn't spend money -- and why they never let themselves live a little or take a break from the never-ending quest to save that last dollar. By the time I left for college, I was tired of feeling embarrassed about money, and vowed that I'd finally live the life I thought I deserved as an adult.

10 Ways For a Zero Dollar Christmas

Katy Wolk-Stanley | Posted 01.24.2015 | Money
Katy Wolk-Stanley

I normally don't set a concrete budget for myself, but this year I've decided to aim for a zero dollar Christmas/Chanukah/birthday season. Yes, you read that right. Zero dollars, as in nothing, nada, bupkis.

I'm 28, And I've Never Had A Credit Card. Ever.

Natalie Bacon | Posted 01.05.2015 | Money
Natalie Bacon

During college, I saved money over the summers and used my savings for any extra spending money. Now, I operate the good old-fashioned way: cash only, baby.

The Most Important Lesson I Learned From My Grandmother

Rachael Stark | Posted 11.04.2014 | Fifty
Rachael Stark

My Grandma Elizabeth lived to be 104 years old. In her lifetime, she witnessed World Wars I and II, The Great Depression, the Holocaust, the Vietnam War, the crumbling of the Berlin Wall, September 11th and a few other events. Without an iPhone, undergoing Botox, owning a flat-screen TV, or joining Cross Fit, she was the strongest woman I have ever known.

College Savings 101: Financial Multi-Tasking

Patrick Kennedy | Posted 10.28.2014 | College
Patrick Kennedy

The words "college life" and "savings" are typically not used in the same sentence today. However, for college students preparing to move onto campus this fall, finding ways to save money may very well be as important as their academic major.

7 Things You Should Stop Paying for Now

Max Levitte | Posted 10.11.2014 | Money
Max Levitte

With so many demands on your limited budget, the last thing you want to do is spend money where you don't have to. There are many small, hidden costs ...

17 Foods You Didn't Even Know You Could Freeze

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 07.16.2014 | Taste

This changes everything. Bulk purchases and no more wasted leftovers!

4 Tips for Teaching Your Children About Frugal Living | Posted 04.21.2014 | Money

As a kid, I thought my dad was cheap, but as it turns out, he's just smart. He knows what's important to him and what isn't. Those priorities are reflected in the way he spends his money.

WATCH: I Don't Use Toilet Paper

HuffPost Live | Posted 01.29.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Whether its one-ply, two-ply or a fancy quilted pattern, most people would probably admit that they can't live without toilet paper. But for blogger A...

How to Throw a Fun and Frugal 4th of July Party

SaveUp | Posted 09.01.2013 | HuffPost Home

If you tend to go a little nuts with the decorations and get super fancy with the food, it's easy to spend a ton of money on your shindig. There's a better way!

5 Best Money-Saving Fashion Apps for Frugalistas

Nayri Leanna Gregor | Posted 08.22.2013 | Style
Nayri Leanna Gregor

Even the most baller fashionistas can benefit from saving a little cash to put right back into their next swagalicious purchase. Check out these awesome pocket-friendly apps for the lowdown on the latest fashion steals and deals. Your closet and your bank account will love you for it!

How One Family Lives In Style On $25k A Year

The Huffington Post | Shana Ecker | Posted 02.28.2013 | HuffPost Home

The home is definitely not what you'd think it would be.

How One Family Lives Off Of $14k A Year

The Huffington Post | Michelle Manetti | Posted 03.08.2013 | HuffPost Home

And, get this: They live comfortably, with no debt.

How To Fly for Almost Free

Quora | Posted 04.07.2013 | Travel

This post originally appeared on Quora. Post by Charles Zhang, social ecommerce @ Next week, I will be flying on United Airlines from ...

10 Common Misconceptions About Money

Stacy Johnson | Posted 11.10.2012 | Money
Stacy Johnson

The myths surrounding money are numerous and widely held, especially among the young. It's a shame, because pursuing myths will lead you astray, waste your time and, taken to extremes, ruin your life.

Would Becoming Homeless Be a Good Strategy to Cut Costs?

Quora | Posted 10.29.2012 | Money

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Michael Forrest Jones I've been there. Some years ago, I actually lived out of a van for the b...

How Can Wealthy Families Teach Their Children to Live Frugally?

Quora | Posted 06.10.2012 | Money

This question originally appeared on Quora. By an Anonymous User of Quora We are fairly well off after a few good opportunities in Silicon Valley. ...

Wealth School: Lessons in Creative Frugality

Anne Naylor | Posted 08.12.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Naylor

Wealth is not just about amassing material riches, such as living a celebrity lifestyle with all of the goodies, but living well with what you have.