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What's Half of $33.35?

Tricia McCallum | Posted 09.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Tricia McCallum

Why are some people cheap? It's definitely not a gender thing. I've known incredibly cheap men and extraordinarily generous women. And the other way around. I just had coffee with a female colleague and when the bill came she said, "Oh, let's just split this. What's half of $33.35?"

Is It Food, or Is It Foodiness? Or Maybe It's "Berry-ness"?

Erica Wides | Posted 09.22.2014 | Taste
Erica Wides

Down here in the Foodiness Fallout Shelter, we really enjoy thrift. As an avowed thrift lover and general cheapskate, I'm always looking for free stuf...

OMG We Bought A House! Episode 6: Kitchen and Kitties!

Mr. Kate | Posted 09.09.2014 | HuffPost Home
Mr. Kate

In Episode 6 we have transformed our plain-jane kitchen into a gem. Our Kitties used to have to poo out in the open, but not anymore. We installed a little cat door into our laundry room door, so that the kitties can now use the bathroom in peace!

OMG We Bought A House! Episode 5: Be Our Guest(Room)!

Mr. Kate | Posted 06.08.2014 | HuffPost Home
Mr. Kate

Joey's parents wanted to come visit and see our first house so we had to quickly get the guest room guest-ready! Watch the video above to see the entire transformation including how we spruced up a thrift store dresser in a matter of hours.

OMG We Bought a House! Episode 4: See You At The Altar!

Mr. Kate | Posted 05.17.2014 | HuffPost Home
Mr. Kate

The inset alcove or altar, as we're calling it, is just begging for a whimsical DIY project. The mantle is the first thing you see when you walk in our front door so it's the perfect place to establish the design for the overall house.

Old Is the New When It Comes to Recycling

Beth Kobliner | Posted 01.24.2014 | Money
Beth Kobliner

Eventually, I had my own epiphany: Recycling is basically about saving -- and that I understand. For a personal finance geek like me, extending the life of everyday items is music to my ears.

Pop-Up Nation: 5 Reasons Why the Temporary Shop is Here to Stay

Jim Gibbons | Posted 05.08.2013 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

Some have been quick to dismiss the pop-up phenomenon as a trend that is problematic for business, given the short-term nature of the model. But recent years have shown pop-up shops proving to be a long-term strategy for businesses, communities and nonprofit organizations alike.

Diamonds Aren't a Girl's Best Friend (Unless They're Recycled)

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 04.24.2013 | Style
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

These rings symbolize a commitment to ethical values, as well as love.

Why Buy When You Can Swap?

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 04.01.2013 | Green
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Photo Credit: Shira Golding/FlickrCC By Asha Richardson As a college student, I love this whole phenomenon of the “sharing economy." Th...

Pop Some Tags: Green Fashion 101

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 03.31.2013 | Style
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

Add another question to those that we women usually ask ourselves before purchasing, i.e. "Do I like it?" "Can I afford it?" and "Does it look good on me?" (Or, the converse, "Does this make me look fat?") The fourth question: "Is it sustainable?"

How To Host A Non-Awkward At-Home Date

Big Girls, Small Kitchen | Posted 07.12.2011 | Home
Big Girls, Small Kitchen

Whether you're a guy or a girl, inviting a date back to your place, at 7pm (rather than 3am) can be both an exhilarating and intimidating experience.

Credit Where Credit Is Due: Read This Before You Clip That Card

Califia Suntree | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Califia Suntree

I've been all too eager to paint credit cards with a broad, tar-black brush. But I can admit when I'm wrong: credit isn't the enemy. Being broke is.

Goodwill Launches "Donate Movement" and Calls on People to Donate with a Purpose

Jim Gibbons | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Gibbons

Today, Goodwill® launched the "Donate Movement" to encourage people to donate used clothing and other items to their local Goodwill. Through this ini...

Inequality in Late Night: Five White Guys Walked Into a Studio...

Rosalyn Hoffman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rosalyn Hoffman

We are so with you, Conan. Us gals at Bitches on a Budget stand in solidarity with your standing up for yourself and your principals. Galactically speaking, we need more people like you.

Thrifty Families "A Major Reason The Downturn May Not Soon End": WSJ

Wall Street Journal | Kelly Evans | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

BOISE, Idaho -- Rick and Noreen Capp recently reduced their credit-card debt, opened a savings account and stopped taking their two children to restau...

Scavenging as a Virtue

Donna Schaper | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Donna Schaper

Scavenging things has helped me scavenge people and institutions. I specialize in what other people throw out.

Grocery Stores Teaching How To Feed A Family On A Shoestring

New York Times | Stephanie Rosenbloom and Andrew Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Home economics, that lost art in which generations of students learned to keep a household going on a tight budget, is making a comeback. Only this ti...

And a Small Glass of Chateau Plonk, Please

Vicky Ward | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Vicky Ward

So thrift is the new chic in New York -- and, as one dinner companion and I reflected on it last week, we felt relieved.

Shrinking Hours, Cut Overtime Are Stealth Forces Driving Down Economy

New York Times | Peter S. Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Not long ago, overtime was a regular feature at the Ludowici Roof Tile factory in eastern Ohio. Not anymore. With orders scarce and crates of unsold t...