Kitting Out a New Home on a Budget

Starting off in a new home isn’t cheap. Apart from the initial cost of deposits and agency or mortgage fees, you’ll have to stump up the funds to kit out your pad. The good news is, there are lots of money-saving tactics that you can employ in order to keep your spending down. Shop around […]

How to Move Into a House without Breaking the Bank

Moving can be a costly endeavor, even if you try to do most of the moving yourself. After all, there are so many details to be tended to, many of which cost something. For instance, the process of turning off utilities at the old place usually incurs a fee, as does turning on utilities at […]

12 Tips on How to Become a Frugal Shopper

The list of expenses that demand us to hand out more and more of our hard earned cash seems to grow longer by the day. As if not inconvenient enough, times remain tough for many of us when it comes to finance. Couple that with the recent research suggesting that the key to happiness is […]

5 Ways to Enjoy Time With Friends Without Breaking The Bank

Photo Credit In these tough economic times, many people are starting to feel the pinch. Getting out and seeing friends is an important part of your social life though, and it can be difficult to think of exciting things to do when you’re on a budget. Here, we take a look at five ways to […]

Losing Weight and Eating Healthy while on a Budget

Photo Credit Anyone who wants to lose weight or lose the belly fat must perfectly understand that to achieve that goal, diet and exercise should go together. Not just one, but both. But given our modern trying times, another key factor comes into the picture: budget. And honestly, it plays a very big role in […]

Top 8 Effective Ways to Encourage Your Child to Save Money

We are living in difficult financial times, so one of the most important lessons for your children to learn is how to put money aside for a rainy day or for unexpected situations that may be around the corner. It can be tough to get children motivated by saving money, so we’ve come up with […]

Frugal Living & Entrepreneurship Is Possible

It’s remarkable to see that mainstream entrepreneurs have emerged at a time when the economy is going through financial crisis. This proves the notion that there is opportunity in adversity. This post examines how creating your business is one of the main ways of ensuring your financial security. The buzz of micro-ecosystem There has been […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Frugal Living Tip: Saving Money by Buying and Storing Bulk Foods

This is a follow-up article for Frugal Living Tip: How to Save Money by Buying Coffee in Bulk.  If you are interested to become one of our guest contributors, kindly check the note on the right side bar. Often times, with the busy lives that many people live now, not much thought is put into […]

Frugal Living Tip: How to Save Money by Buying Coffee in Bulk

Note:  Here is another guest post from our friends from DailyBread.com on how to save money by buying coffee in bulk. Photo: Jeff Kubina. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license. The price of coffee has escalated over the last decade or so, and this is bad news for coffee lovers, especially […]

How Much I Save from Metro Gaisano’s 1-Day Crazy Sale

My grocery shopping early this morning was greeted by mobs of shoppers in Gaisano Metro. I have no idea that they were having a 1-Day Crazy Sale. I had a moment of doubts if I will go in or not as I really hate doing grocery with lots of people bumping on me and the […]

Guest Post:Preparedness Tips For Family with Young Children

Note:  Here’s a guest post from FoodInsurance.com on how to prepare your family in times of emergencies.  As I am now featuring topics related to self-reliance and prepping, I believe this guest post will be helpful to me as well as to my new readers. Experts agree that it is important for people to prepare […]

Starting My Own Food Storage from Scratch

Photo used under Creative Commons License | Credit One important aspect of living frugally is to become self-reliant and be prepared for any emergencies or calamities that may happen any time. Emergencies don’t only include natural calamities like earth quakes, storms, floods, and the like. Job-loss, economic recession, becoming a victim of thieves, helping your […]

Why I Decided that I Should Live Frugally

Living a frugal life is not easy.This is the very reason why I decided to blog about it so that I can keep track of my progress.For people like me who can’t resist the temptation in spending money every time something comes to fancy – living frugally can be very difficult to achieve.But, I will […]