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Frugality

4 Types of Savings Addicts: Which One Are You?

GOBankingRates | Posted 04.07.2015 | Money
GOBankingRates

Saving money is one of the hardest things to do on a consistent basis. An estimated 28 percent of Americans don't have any money set aside for emergencies at all, and just under half of the American population claims to have less than three months' worth of household expenses saved.

The Millennial Mindset

Leisa Peterson | Posted 03.18.2015 | Money
Leisa Peterson

A few weeks ago I was leading a wealth seminar for a dozen women, all between the ages of 40-55. They were successful entrepreneurs, businesswomen with decades of experience and between them, thousands of contacts.

10 Problems Only Frugal People Understand

GOBankingRates | Posted 03.08.2015 | Money
GOBankingRates

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
LearnVest

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.

Black Friday Shoppers Are Not Villains

Elizabeth Barnett | Posted 01.21.2015 | Business
Elizabeth Barnett

We've all seen it on the internet, in television and probably on the radio. Black Friday shoppers are made to look like selfish idiots. I just want to take a moment though to explain why Black Friday shoppers are not villains.

15 Personal Finance Experts Tell Us: 'The Best Thing I Ever Bought for $20 or Less'

GOBankingRates | Posted 12.21.2014 | Money
GOBankingRates

We asked personal finance experts and frugal living bloggers to share the best purchases they made for $20 or less. Your faith in the value of a buck (or 20) might be restored -- and you might walk away knowing the next thing you want to buy.

I Graduated Debt-Free with $40,000 in the Bank. Here's How.

Amanda Reaume | Posted 11.23.2014 | Money
Amanda Reaume

While it's too late for those who already went to school and racked up high debts, it's not too late for those who are in school now or heading off to school soon. Those members of Generation Y can stop the cycle of racking up debts that will take decades to pay off.

5 Overlooked Discounts You Don't Want to Miss

Max Levitte | Posted 10.27.2014 | Money
Max Levitte

Who doesn't love a good bargain? But who isn't lazy about collecting on them? Well, many of the discounts on this list are often overlooked but found right in front of you. Others take a bit of digging. If you're in a fog about where and how to uncover savings, read on.

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 ...

100 Things to Do During Screen Free Week

Katy Wolk-Stanley | Posted 07.06.2014 | Parents
Katy Wolk-Stanley

Computers have become necessary tools, but they're also a major distraction that suck up hours upon hours of our daily lives. So reset your screen addiction and dust off your creative thinking skills!

What College Has Taught Me About Money

Ashley McDonald | Posted 06.21.2014 | College
Ashley McDonald

"Your total will be $8.50," the cashier at Dragon Express told me, and my heart sank. $8.50 for a beverage and a pile of Chinese food, complete wi...

How I Got My iPhone For Free, From Lauren Greutman (VIDEO)

Posted 04.16.2014 | MarloThomas

Frugal living expert Lauren Greutman knows exactly when and where to find technology-related deals and discounts. “I would recommend knowing se...

The Best Time Of Year To Buy Cameras, From Lauren Greutman (VIDEO)

Posted 04.24.2014 | MarloThomas

Frugal living expert Lauren Greutman had a special insider savings tip to share with us about buying cameras. “February is a great time to buy c...

How To Get Free Coupons, From Lauren Greutman (VIDEO)

Posted 04.24.2014 | MarloThomas

Frugal living expert Lauren Greutman has some tricks up her sleeve when it comes to receiving free coupons without buying a newspaper or using your pr...

A Great Hidden Money Saving Secret, From Lauren Greutman (VIDEO)

Posted 04.24.2014 | MarloThomas

Frugal living expert Lauren Greutman shed light on one simple, easy trick to save money -- and it just happened to be right under our noses! Lauren...

Tips On Saving On Your Cable, Phone And Internet Bill, From Lauren Greutman (VIDEO)

Posted 04.24.2014 | MarloThomas

When it comes to saving money on phone, cable and internet bills, frugal living expert Lauren Greutman had some great tips to share with us. Belie...

Five Items You Can Always Get For Free Or On Sale At The Grocery Store, From Lauren Greutman (VIDEO)

Posted 04.24.2014 | MarloThomas

When you begin to incorporate coupons and budgets into your lifestyle, Frugal living expert Lauren Greutman has a few tips to get you started on the r...

Feeding A Family Of Six On $125 Per Week, From Lauren Greutman (VIDEO)

Posted 04.24.2014 | MarloThomas

Frugal living expert Lauren Greutman certainly practices what she preaches, sticking to her own unique budgeting system to feed and care for her famil...

How Social Media Can Help You Save Money, From Lauren Greutman (VIDEO)

Posted 04.24.2014 | MarloThomas

When it comes to using social media to save money, frugal living expert Lauren Greutman is a pro. “There are quite a few apps out there that can ...

From Being 40K In Debt To Being Debt-Free, From Lauren Greutman (VIDEO)

Posted 04.24.2014 | MarloThomas

Frugal living expert Lauren Greutman has a powerful story to share when it comes to why she started using coupons. “I started using them out of ...

Lauren Greutman With Marlo Thomas (VIDEO)

Posted 04.24.2014 | MarloThomas

I was so thrilled to have frugal living expert Lauren Greutman join me as my guest on Mondays With Marlo. As a busy mother and entrepreneur, Lauren is...

Is 2014 Your Year to Join "The Compact" and Stop Buying New?

Katy Wolk-Stanley | Posted 03.09.2014 | Money
Katy Wolk-Stanley

Don't let a case of the heebie-jeebies deter you from considering The Compact, as everyone who participates selects their own exceptions. For me, it's socks, underwear, consumables, home maintenance supplies and personal care items.

Government Shutdown Got You Down? Here Are Fifty Ways to Save Money

Katy Wolk-Stanley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Katy Wolk-Stanley

Bring your lunch to work. Heated up leftovers might not be a tasty as a restaurant meal, but the savings make up for that. Remember, you are at work to make money, not spend money!

Frugality? It's All in Your Mind

Katy Wolk-Stanley | Posted 10.20.2013 | Business
Katy Wolk-Stanley

Frugality is mostly about your attitude. Being satisfied with less expensive options, enjoying free and almost free entertainment and keeping as far away from the Joneses as humanly possible.