Top 5 Frugal and Work Related Reasons Why I Bought a Pocket Wifi

Before I will rant about the advantages and disadvantages of my newly bought pocket wifi unit, I will list first my expectations and well-thought reasons why I choose to subscribe to an internet service that would bleed me out Php999 every month (with no option to unsubscribe for 2 years). For someone like me who […]

My Top 7 Frugal Resolutions for 2013

Wow!  Is it 2013 already?  I’ve been hiding in my bunker and just managed to get out now.  LOL! Seriously, I’m so happy that I have now a bit of time to blog that I can’t stop myself not to joke.  The stress of overworking and settling personal matters is beyond me now.  Whew!  What […]

Freelancing: The Definitive How-To Home Phone Setup Guide for Freelance Bloggers

N.B.: The article below is not just helpful for freelance bloggers but to any freelancers who travel a lot.  It is written by Rachel Greenberg, a fellow writer from the TheDigest.com. Whether I’m blogging silly photos of my cat in a bunny costume or offering tips on how to be a successful entrepreneur, the beauty […]

Research Says Being Overweight Can Lessen the Risk of Breast Cancer

Being overweight or obese during adolescence reduces a woman’s chances of getting breast cancer, researchers at Harvard Medical School discovered. This finding doesn’t mean that younger women could just eat chocolates and fast foods anytime. The present study by Karin B. Michels and colleagues lends a new view on the relationship between adult weight change […]

5 Top Tips to Travel on the Cheap!

N.B.: This guest post is brought to you by Roy Duffield, a fellow blogger from the UK.  Hope you will learn something from his tips. – EOD As kids we tend to think that life is free, and it’s hard to imagine that we’ll have to get jobs one day. We picture our dream lives, […]

5 Ways to Bring Your Freelancing Career to the Next Level

N.B.  This week’s freelancing guest post is brought to you by Erica Moss, a fellow writer who is also a well-seasoned freelancer.  You will surely learn a lot of new stuff about Freelancing if you’ll continue reading her article below. – EOD Being a freelancer is a very rewarding path for creative and self-motivated people. […]

Frugal Handicraft Ideas: 7 Recyclable Home Items You Can Transform Into Beautiful Gift Souvenirs

N.B.:(At the moment I’m still publishing guest posts on this site as I’m still very busy with work and settling some personal matters. I’m not sure yet when I can fully blog.) The essence of frugal living is to live within your means and to make use of the things that are considered useless by […]

How to Live a Frugal Life as a Student

N.B.: When I was a student, I scrubbed floors and cleaned office furniture to free my parents from the burden of college tuition.  Though I worked as an assistant to our College Guidance Psychometrician, my daily tasks (aside from conducting exams and checking test papers) involve taking on menial jobs and running errands.  Looking back, […]

Frugal Home Ideas: Green and Self-Reliant Additions to Your Home That Save Money

N.B.: Have you been thinking how to save electricity and lessen the frequency of buying new bulbs every time they got damaged? Or, perhaps are you planning to cut off on energy cost by buying solar-powered appliances? If you have these thoughts then you may continue reading below.  The following guest post is from my […]

Are the Buildings Being Built in Cebu South Road Properties Can Withstand Earthquakes?

N.B.: That is the very question that keeps on popping in my head every time I pass by the area.  Are these buildings being built in SRP can withstand major earthquakes like those that happened in Japan? For sure the architects and engineers who were assigned to plan the layout of these buildings took proper […]

10 Frugal Tips to Save Money in Shopping For Your Food Storage

N.B: Here’s another informational guest post submitted by our friends from FoodInsurance.com. – EOD While food storage is something you know you need, it isn’t always that easy. If you are on a budget, the cost of prepackaged foods can be insanely costly and it might be tough to imagine buying enough for 3 months, […]

Basic Emergency Preparedness Precautions against Intruders

N.B.: Man-made disasters/emergencies such as theft, home invasions, and the like should also be part of our emergency preparedness planning.  Though there’s no absolute ways to defend ourselves against hostile forces (unless you’re filthy rich and can afford to hire goons or private guards), equipping ourselves with the basic knowledge on how to defend our […]

Frugal Fashion: Handmade Upcycled Ipod Cable Earrings

N.B: Don’t just throw away your old Ipod cables.  You can transform them into unique and very interesting pieces of fashion by following the instructions in the featured guest post below. – EOD Nothing is more stylish than incorporating everyday items into your wardrobe. Creating your own jewelry pieces from spare or worn-out materials not […]

Frugal Fashion: How to Make a Beaded Necklace from Recycled Magazines

N.B: You don’t need to spend thousands of money to look fabulous and in-sync with fashion.  Being frugal doesn’t mean you keep on wearing the same boring stuff over and over again.  It’s on how you make use of the things around you to avoid spending your hard-earned money over unnecessary jewelries.  Looking for creative […]

Top 3 Affordable and Plastic-Free Food Storage Container Alternatives

Plastics have arguably become synonymous with modern day living. From plastic water bottles to plastic plates and spoons, plastic is virtually everywhere. Unfortunately, plastics contain harmful compounds such as phthalates, polyvinyl chloride, polystyrene, and tetrafluoro-ethylene. According to the Ecology Center, some of these compounds are carcinogenic. In addition, the compounds can affect the body’s immune […]

Prepping Tip:How to Prepare your Business for Disaster

Operating a business is tough on its own.  Small establishments struggle every day to stay in business.  It becomes especially difficult when a disaster hits and many don’t have the resources to sustain from closing their operation.  About one in four businesses close their doors for good after a disaster.  Here are some tips to […]

Frugal Real Estate Tip: Budget Your Way to Owning Your First House

There is no quick means of making a decision to buy your first house. It is easy to fall in love with the house of your dreams that fits your personality and needs, but there is some work that needs to be done in order to make that dream into a reality. Buying real estate […]

Frugal Real Estate Tips:How to Save & Make Money by Buying a House to Renovate

There are numerous homes which are currently on the market that need serious work done to them before they will be habitable. If you ever dreamt of owning a fixer-upper of a house, you are in luck, since these days there is no shortage of them out there. You will be pleased with the benefits […]

Basic Preparedness Kit to Survive an Earthquake

According to a study published in the Proceedings of the Natural Academy of Sciences, the number of earthquakes with a magnitude of 8.0 or higher has been increasing since 2004. Therefore, if you live in an earthquake prone area, it would be wise to have an emergency earthquake kit ready. If you have never prepared […]

Freelancing: How to Build a Client Base Part 1

N.B.: I decided to go full time in freelancing almost a year ago.  My reasons?  To have a more flexible working schedule and to get better income opportunities.  And, as what I expected it is indeed very rewarding and I am encouraging everyone who is interested to try it.  If you are currently committed to […]

How to Celebrate a Frugal Birthday

N.B: Another way to save money if you are celebrating your birthday (that is not mentioned in the guest contribution below) is by celebrating it with someone who has the same birth date as you.  (In my case I will be celebrating my birthday with “soulmate” later this month.)  You can save money if you […]

Frugal Recipes: Simple Desserts Cooked in the Microwave

N.B: It’s not yet too late to greet everyone a Happy New Year!! Here’s another gastronomic offering from one of my semi-regular contributors, Clare of My Passion For Food.  I’ve already tried creating the first recipe (the Chocolate Mug Cake) but I haven’t perfected the right taste of the cake yet. ):  Here’s how my […]

Prepping Tip: How to Make Your Food Storage Planning Fun and More Enjoyable

N.B.: Prepping should always be a part of our daily chores.  I’m not obsessed with what they called TEOTWAWKI or “ISHTF”.  This blog is more on practical prepping to be ready to life’s emergencies such as job loss and natural disasters.  Here in the Philippines the very basic thing most people should be prepared of […]

Prepping Tip: Easy Steps to Freeze Dry Your Foods At Home

Note: Frugal Living is a lifestyle that entails preparedness  in times of emergency situations.  One of the survival skills that we need to learn is on how to preserve our foods so that we can store them for a long period of time.  This article teaches us about freeze drying, a food preservation technique that […]