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How to Buy Organic on a Budget

Organic products are increasing in popularity, and it is understandable why. They are more natural and do not contain the types of potentially harmful chemicals which can be found in, for example, synthetically produced skincare products. Still, when...
by Color Me Frugal on Mar 29, 2016

How to Buy Organic on a Budget

Organic products are increasing in popularity, and it is understandable why. They are more natural and do not contain the types of potentially harmful chemicals which can be found in, for example, synthetically produced skincare products. Still, when...
by Color Me Frugal on Mar 29, 2016

Frugal Billionaire Who Founded Ikea Only Wears Used Clothes

Extreme frugality is the secret to early retirement, but to one billionaire frugality is the way of life. Frugal billionaire Ingvar Kamprad, founder of furniture chain Ikea, normally stocks up his wardrobe at flea markets to save money.  “I don’...
by Personal Finance News on Mar 10, 2016

Bedroom before and after at the flip house

Hello friends! Over the past week and a half, I have been working overtime at the flip house, which means the poor blog has taken a back seat. But today I’m here to share with you a bedroom before and after. … Continue reading → Th...
by Living Rich on Less on Mar 8, 2016

How to Semi-Retire in Your 30s

Emma, 32 and a mother with young kid, writes: “It wasn’t until I discovered personal finance blogs that I realized early retirement was possible without a multi-million dollar property portfolio.” But circumstance changes when when life...
by Personal Finance News on Mar 6, 2016

U.S. Consumers Waste 31% of Food Supply or $161.6 Billion Per Year

According to National Institutes of Health, U.S. consumers waste up to 50 percent more food than Americans did in the 1970s. In fact, 31 percent—or 133 billion pounds—of the 430 billion pounds of the available food supply at the retail and consum...
by Personal Finance News on Mar 5, 2016

5 Quick Ways to Save Money on Groceries

Food is the core expense for every family and it is also one of the biggest expenses to optimize for way to cut cost. You can go to the extreme tactic of couponing to save money, but there are some other quick way to cut on food expenses. Personal...
by Personal Finance News on Mar 1, 2016

10 Frugal Ways to Unwind, Relax and Have a Little Fun

Ever reach the end of the work week, and you literally just can’t handle any more? The days spent at the office can leave us feeling tense and wound so tight that you can almost feel your bones grinding together. So how do you unwind without sp...
by Len Penzo dot Com on Mar 1, 2016

Meet the Couple Who Quit Their Jobs and Retired in Their 30s to Travel the World

The Daily Mail pieces together the details from personal finance blogger Jeremy Jacobson and his wife Winnie Tseng from their blog Go Curry Cracker. Three years ago the couple quit their job with enough saving to travel the world in their 30’s.
by Personal Finance News on Mar 1, 2016

Kitchen plans and progress at the flip house

Hello friends! Things are wrapping up on the upstairs master suite at the flip house and the two bedrooms on the bottom floor are this.close to being done. That means I’ve had the opportunity to dig into the kitchen remodel … Continue rea...
by Living Rich on Less on Feb 24, 2016

Digitally Weary Users Switch to ‘Dumb’ Phones and Save Money

Personal finance bloggers often explain that one of the easiest way to save money is to minimize the cost of cellphone plan and device. Now there’s a trend for digitally weary users to switch back to simple phone. Daniel Thomas writes on Fina...
by Personal Finance News on Feb 23, 2016

Digitally Weary Users Switch to ‘Dumb’ Phones and Save Money

Personal finance bloggers often explain that one of the easiest way to save money is to minimize the cost of cellphone plan and device. Now there’s a trend for digitally weary users to switch back to simple phone. Daniel Thomas writes on Fina...
by Personal Finance News on Feb 23, 2016

A Winter Heat Checklist to Help Keep Bills Low

Saving on bills during the winter is easier than many think. While some may claim substantial savings can only occur after an entire heating system revamping or a lofty project, homeowners can do many fairly simple and straightforward tasks each wint...
by Len Penzo dot Com on Feb 16, 2016

Your Winter Heat Checklist to Help Keep Bills Low

Saving on bills during the winter is easier than many think. While some may claim substantial savings can only occur after an entire heating system revamping or a lofty project, homeowners can do many fairly simple and straightforward tasks each wint...
by Len Penzo dot Com on Feb 16, 2016

How to Decide Whether to Rent or Buy a Home

The decision of where to live, and whether to rent or buy a home, is undoubtedly one of the biggest decisions that most of us will make in our lives.  I’ve done some of both.  I lived in probably eight or ten different rented apartments/homes thr...
by Color Me Frugal on Feb 15, 2016

How to Decide Whether to Rent or Buy a Home

The decision of where to live, and whether to rent or buy a home, is undoubtedly one of the biggest decisions that most of us will make in our lives.  I’ve done some of both.  I lived in probably eight or ten different rented apartments/homes thr...
by Color Me Frugal on Feb 15, 2016

5 Fears About Frugality That Are Wrong

It’s a human nature to keep the old habits even though frugality like cutting back on unnecessary spending can save us some big bucks. After all, $100 a month saved from frugality is the same as $100 a month earning from working. An article pos...
by Personal Finance News on Feb 12, 2016

How To Sell on Craigslist – Ten Tips To Make Money By Decluttering

As we are preparing our move to greener pastures, we’ve been cleaning out big time here in the Frugality Is Free family. Over the years, we’ve been both buying and selling on Craigslist, and at this point we have the Craigslist selling do...
by Frugality Is Free on Feb 11, 2016

How To Sell on Craigslist – Ten Tips To Make Money By Decluttering

As we are preparing our move to greener pastures, we’ve been cleaning out big time here in the Frugality Is Free family. Over the years, we’ve been both buying and selling on Craigslist, and at this point we have the Craigslist selling do...
by Frugality Is Free on Feb 11, 2016

How to Save Money on Kids Clothing

My daughter and I were having a chat the other day about the cost of kids’ clothing. No, I don’t have any grandkids yet and no this isn’t an announcement – we just like to think ahead. As a single mom in a fairly new job, I was on a really ti...
by Creative Cynchronicity on Feb 10, 2016


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