frugality

A 21st century Thoreau on living debt-free

May 14, 2013
Ken Ilgunas spent two years obsessively paying off the $32,000 he owed on his student loans. And when he decided to go back to school for a graduate degree, he figured out a way to come out the other side debt-free.
Posted In: student debt, frugality

Germans and their frugal, saving ways

Jul 20, 2012
Many European economies are begging for Germany to share its wealth with them. Where did the German culture of frugality come from?
Posted In: Germany, frugality, Saving

Lessons from the Great Depression, one meal at a time

Jul 13, 2012
At nearly 100, YouTube phenomenon Clara Cannucciari has been inspiring viewers with her "poor man's meals."
Posted In: Food, great depression, eating, frugality

To a daughter who made her mom proud

Jun 28, 2012
A proud mom nominates her daughter, who weathered a year of unemployment, for this week’s Piggy Award.
Posted In: Unemployment, frugality

Frugal state of mind

May 25, 2012
Wisebread.com's Meg Favreau makes the argument that frugal living is about prioritizing your passions.
Posted In: frugality, saving frugality spending money budget

The frugal gardener

Apr 27, 2012
Meg Favreau of Wisebread.com on what to plant if you don't have endless supplies of cash to grow yourself a salad this spring.
Posted In: gardening, frugality, favreau

Piggy for the uber-frugal

Apr 27, 2012
Kris Keller gets the Marketplace Piggy Award for making sacrifices to stay on budget.
Posted In: piggy bank award, frugality, sacrifice, montana

Sick to death of saving

Feb 17, 2012
Commentator Zo Webster has been a saver all her life - but recently she's begun to change her tune.
Posted In: Saving, frugality, spending, Banks, Money

Don't sweat your daily latte

Jan 20, 2012
Author Ramit Sethi discusses why fretting about small expenditures is a waste of time and energy. And why it's better to concentrate your energies elsewhere.
Posted In: frugality, spending, latte, Money, budget

The saving dilemma

Jan 20, 2012
Commentator Felix Click describes how tough it can be to enjoy your money when you're used to scrimping and saving.
Posted In: Saving, frugality, Money, budget, spending