Tag Archives: Frugal Articles

Articles – Food and Groceries in America

While I’m posting articles I thought I would also share this one
“Going hungry in America: ‘Distressing,’ ‘humbling’ and ‘scary’” which makes me grateful that I have more than enough food to eat.

And the opposite
“Report: Americans Waste $2,275 Per Year by Thowing Out 40 Percent of the Food They Buy” which has reminded me that I can always do better about not wasting food.

And here are several first person accounts of people’s experiences with buying groceries and feeding their families in today’s economy-

First Person: Starving College Student — It’s a Reality

First Person: My Battle with Rising Food Prices

First Person: My Family Can’t Afford Meats and Dairy at Our Local Supermarket

First Person: Divorced Family Struggles Against Rising Food Costs

Frugal Article- “Millionaires in the Making”

I enjoyed reading this article about people who are on track to be millionaires. Some of them are doing it partly by living frugal lifestyles in addition to their income. It wasn’t the traditional “How I made a million dollars with my business” article. Click here to read “Millionaires in the Making.”

Article- “Bad Couponing: 9 Tips to Avoid It”

Click HERE to read the article “Bad Couponing: 9 Tips to Avoid It” about illegal uses of coupons.

As if Starbucks Didn’t Charge Enough Already

As if Starbucks didn’t charge enough already, they were caught charging a bean surcharge. They have since dropped it but you can read the article HERE.

This just one more reason why I make my coffee at home.

Video- “How to Feed a Family for $15 a Day”

This video has some good advice about eating on a budget, something we always try to do at my house. I like to watch videos like this and read frugal articles because it inspires me to keep saving money!

Frugal Articles

I don’t know about you but I love reading articles about frugal living. Why? It gives me new ideas and reaffirms what I’m already doing, therefore providing inspiration!

Here are a few articles I have stumbled upon lately that I thought were worth sharing.

– To Repair or Replace? That is the Question.

By Jeff Yeager


5 Ways to Save Money on Laundry

By Dan Shapley


How We Cut Our Monthly Spending by $500

By Brian Hopkins


Happy Reading!

Frugal Article- The When-to-Wash-It Handbook

The When-to-Wash-It Handbook

This article is about how often we actually need to wash our clothes. While I’m not saying I necessarily agree with all of their time frames it does support what my family has believed for a long time- Unless clothes are visibly soiled there is no need to wash them after every single wear. This will make your clothes last longer, it’s eco-friendly, and it will save on your water and electric bill (not to mention time and energy.)

Massachusetts family of 6 lives off $4/wk for food

This is a great ABC News video that provides tips about couponing as well as showing an excellent example of how a woman feeds her family for very little cash.

Keep Your Money In Your Pocket

I have often heard that the best way to save money is not to spend it. This simple idea contradicts the spend, spend, spend media images that are all over today’s world. Here are a couple of great articles that list some smart things that you should not be spending money on because you can get them for free.

15 Things You Shouldn’t Be Paying For


10 Free Things People Often Pay For

Washable Shower Curtain


My mom gave me a high quality shower curtain about a year ago. It is completely white with a woven pattern. When it got moldy (as all shower curtains eventually do) I was going to throw it away but instead I washed it with bleach and laundry detergent and it looked new. Today I washed it again and it still looks exactly like it did when I got it. This is about the 4th time I have washed it. If I had been buying the cheapest clear plastic shower curtains that are sold in stores at $2 each I would have paid at least $8 for new ones by now. I like cloth shower curtains better and you don’t have to worry about them containing as many chemicals as plastic ones.

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