Category: Frugality

Activities Frugality Happiness Optimization

Frugality: Spend Less by Enjoying More

We are entering the season of advertising, deals, and coupons galore! Around every corner is an opportunity to spend money! In fact, we are always entering a new season of advertising and excuses to shop to save:  From New Years’, to Memorial Day, Sweethearts Day, to after Christmas, there is always a new sale around […]

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Frugality Happiness

Frugal Holiday Gift Guide

THIS POST MAY CONTAIN AFFILIATE LINKS. SEE MY DISCLOSURES HERE. I am SO ready for the holiday season! I love getting together with friends and family to celebrate, eat good food, and rest. Even frugal me loves giving gifts to those closest to me. I love thinking it through, listening to my friend/family member throughout […]

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Activities Frugality Health

Save Your Scraps! Frugal Vegetable Stock Recipe

We all love spending less money at the grocery store, right!? Our frugal pack has cut our grocery spending by 33% this year (and 60% over four years) by changing how we shop! But, instead of resting on this improvement, we are still looking for ways to frugalize our grocery bill and eat delicious, healthy, […]

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Activities Frugality Happiness Health

Four Frugal and Healthy Habits to Make Today

Going on a walk is a healthy frugal option

Practicing frugality is a daily activity, and the more you incorporate frugality into your life the easier it is to maintain. If frugality could be done for only one day and produce major life-changing financial results, there’d be a lot more frugal people out there! But true frugality involves embracing it and adjusting your daily […]

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Environment Frugality

Things You Should Rarely Buy New

Ultimate list of stuff you should buy used

Buying new is extremely convenient, but inevitably leads to me spending money that I could instead save. Some things (underwear and socks) I always buy new. But most of time time a used item will be just as good if not better. Before you go shopping consider the old adage: Use it up, wear it […]

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Environment Frugality Happiness

The Cost of Driving – Gas

Cost of Car Ownership

Contrary to popular advertising, you really can save the planet by spending less of your money. Have you ever been shopping for a product, but then done a deep dive down the sustainability rabbit-hole? Is this from sustainably sourced cork? Which leads to the least carbon emissions/deforestation or greatest support of the local economy? Cork, […]

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Frugality Savings

Route to FIRE – Reduce Your Spending Roundup

How to reduce your spending from eight personal finance experts

Reducing spending is a wise financial choice regardless of your current situation. Maybe you are paying off debt, saving to start a family, striving towards financial independence, or planning a gap year. Spending less money every year adds options. After discovering financial independence/early retirement I knew it was for me. The path seams perfect, save […]

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Activities Frugality Health

Help! I’m Scared of the Kitchen! It must be Full of Spiders or Ghosts or Human Repellent!

frugal recipes frugal kitchen

Okay, how many of you have a kitchen full of gadgets you never use? (I’m raising my hand.) In order to unlock savings at the grocery store we need to demystify the art of frugal cooking. So grab your favorite frugal recipe and kitchen implement, let’s dive into a frugal conversation on groceries and the […]

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Frugality Happiness Mustachian Fails

Monthly Mustachian Fail – Cost of Pet Ownership

Mustachian Fail Pets

We all know the MMM does not own any pets and he has written about it: Good News! Dog Ownership is Optional! I agree pets are a luxury item, and one of the earliest luxury items we splurged on. We even got our dogs before either of our cars. How many small city/suburban dwelling people […]

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Frugality

Slash Your Spending as a Wedding Guest (and Best Man)

Slash Your Spending As A Wedding Guest

Being in a wedding doesn’t have to be expensive! Have you have been asked to be in a wedding, and then dreaded the associated costs?   You want to support your friend and spend that time with them leading up to the wedding. Don’t worry, you can save money and support your best friends! According […]

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