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Follow these tips to cut back on your smartphone data habit, track and monitor your usage, and stretch your data plan—so you never have to pay overage charges again.
It’s universally understood that a red flag means to stop or some variation of caution. A green flag, on the other hand, means “Wow what a great idea!” That’s how I mark emails from my awesome Everyday Cheapskate readers who send me their best tips. Check out this fresh batch of “green-flagged” tips: Keep cucumber fresh […]
I’ll admit I used to think frugality was a distasteful lifestyle forced upon the poor. I believed “frugal” was synonymous with never buying new clothes and dumpster diving under the cover of night. That it meant cheap and slovenly.
Boy, did I have a lot to learn. And learn I did—and continue to learn—that frugality is the path to building wealth on any income.
I wish I had all of the money I’ve spent over the years on salon manicures. It would be quite a tidy sum. And perhaps I wouldn’t have had such horrible nails and even worse cuticles. Thankfully, after untold trials and errors, I’ve come up with the perfect home manicure routine that has turned my […]
If you are generally wary of free stuff, I’m right there with you. Most of the time, I’ve found, free stuff is like bait. It’s a “tasty morsel,” a big tease with the clear intent of getting us to part with money we have no intention of parting with to get whatever it is that’s […]
I just received a letter from a reader that sent chills up my spine. It brought back vivid memories of having my purse stolen while traveling alone in a big strange city. The rental car keys, my cash, my one and only credit card, hotel key—everything I needed to keep going was in that bag. There […]
I saw the funniest sign recently. But it wasn’t funny for long because I started to think about it. Suddenly the humor melted away. Ouch! Those 15 words hit hard. I’ve made my share of bad money decisions in my life. I’ve come a long way from that dark season of my life. I am […]
When a University of Michigan survey asked people what they believed would improve their quality of life the answer given most often was, “More money.” In their book The Day America Told the Truth, James Patterson and Peter Kim asked, “If you could change one thing about your life what would it be?” The number […]
What would we do if we actually had to use everything you own, including all that stuff in the drawers, cupboards, closets, shelves, and boxes in your kitchen, bedrooms, living room, basement, attic, garage, rafters, driveway, patio, side yard, and cars? Could we do it? It’s not likely. Instead, we pack it, stack it, and pile […]