Phones are expensive. And I’m not just talking about the device itself (although a new flagship phone will easily run you back $500 or more) but the plans themselves. Most people pay an average of $71 per person, per month. There are discounts for family plans, sure, but it can still add up pretty quickly. However, it doesn’t have to be that way. In...

Budgeting is hard, but if you’re trying to live a frugal lifestyle then it’s easily one of your most important tools. Having a solid budget and understanding how it works will help you make sure you know where your money is going and even help you stretch it to meet your goals. While there are plenty of things to be said about creating the perfect budget,...

The road to becoming debt free is a long one, but it’s well worth the effort. It took me years to even recognize that there was any kind of problem, and now that I’ve nearly paid off all of my debt, it’s easy to look back and see how it could have (and should have) been much easier than it was. Don’t make my mistakes! Here are six lessons...

Valentine’s Day is next week, and couples everywhere are under immense pressure to spend an inordinate amount of money to prove their love. While most of the financial burden tends to fall on men during Valentine’s, ladies can have just as much trouble and pressure to find the perfect gift or date idea for your guy. However, despite what society will...

While it’s easy to remember that at the heart of frugal living lies your budget, which you should be following to a tee, sometimes it might seem like your efforts are still falling short. If you’ve tried stretching your budget, and cutting it again, and you’ve maybe even tried a few different budgeting methods, but you still find that you don’t...

Posted on Feb 2 2017 - 12:19pm by Liz E.
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Chili is one of the best things to make if you’re looking to eat something that is reasonably healthy, but will still go a long way. Not only does an average pot of chili feed four to five people, but you can use leftovers a million different ways—on top of hot dogs, with cheese and chips as a dip, or even in spaghetti. Here is one of my favorite cheap recipes...

Frugality is definitely not for everyone. It can be a hard, but rewarding, path to walk. While the financial benefits of frugality (like being debt-free and saving for the future) are pretty obvious, there are some non-financial benefits that most people don’t actually consider. Being frugal will reduce your stress Frugal living means living without the money-related...

Too often in today’s society, people get caught up in material items and try to keep up with a standard of living that they can’t afford. Or, even if they can afford it, creates a life filled with clutter and items that just don’t bring any lasting satisfaction. In the past, even with our parents generation, people seemed to be okay with having...

Being frugal is, for some people, a choice. For others, however, it’s something of a necessity. If you’ve got a large family and you’re looking for ways to be a bit more frugal, then it can sometimes be hard to figure out where to make cuts and how to still live a frugal lifestyle. While every family is a little different, here are some ideas to...

While making a budget and sticking to it is undeniably important, I’ve always had the thought in the back of my mind that it’s weird how we go about it. We put a dollar amount on the amount of money we hope to bring in each month, then plan accordingly— for those of us living paycheck to paycheck, that isn’t exactly ideal. What happens when you...