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Frugal Living 101

Jumping into the frugal life means learning how to budget, cut costs, reduce debts and get organized.
  1. Welcome to the FL Community (7)
  2. Budgeting Basics (9)
  3. Debt Reduction (5)
  4. Featured Readers (74)
  5. Reader Tips and Advice (73)
  6. Videos (20)
  7. Polls (22)

An Interview with Money Crashers
See how Money Crashers contributor, David Bakke, handles his own money.

What is Frugal Living?
Learn what frugal living is all about.

10 Ways to Start Living the Frugal Life
Ease into the frugal life with these ten tips.

Frugal Living Worksheets
Free, printable worksheets to get you started on the path to frugality.

Frugal Living Book List
Frugal living books can be a great source of inspiration, whether you're a frugal newbie or a penny-pinching pro. Here are my recommendations for books that are worth reading, rereading and dog-earing:

How to Make Things Last Longer
Tired of replacing razor blades, printer cartridges and other household essentials at every turn? Here's how to make those must-haves last longer:

Anticipate Needs and Save
Don't let unexpected expenses wreck your budget. Plan for them instead.

Wear It Out and Save
Wearing things out saves your money (and your sanity). Can you name the last thing that you wore out?

How to Break the Spending Habit
Ten ways to break the spending habit.

How to Deal with Frugal Burnout
Suffering from a case of frugal burnout? Here's how to push past it:

Painless Ways to Cut Your Spending
Cut your costs the painless way.

Easy Ways to Save on Household Expenses
Does your household budget need a trim? Consider these seven sources for savings.

Cut Back on Extras
Find and trim the extras in your budget.

Wants vs. Needs
Learn how to distinguish between needs and wants, and you'll spend less.

Organize Your Finances
A step-by-step guide to smarter, more organized money management.

The Ethics of Saving Money
Some less-than-ethical money-saving tactics.

Frugal Living Newsletter Archive
All of the Frugal Living newsletter ever sent, dating back to the very first one.

You Might Be Frugal If ...
A humorous look at the frugal life.

Enjoy Life More
You don't need to be rich to live the good life. Decide what would make your life more enjoyable – better food, more travel, less stress – then, use your frugal skills to make it happen.

Money-Saving Printables
A collection of money-saving printables for you to print and use.

60 Frugal Skills Everyone Should Know
Master these frugal skills, and there's no telling how much you'll save.

An Interview with Stephanie Nelson, The Coupon Mom
Learn more about Stephanie Nelson, the woman behind CouponMom.com.

An Interview with Greg Karp
Get an inside look at how award-winning personal finance columnist and author, Greg Karp, handles his own finances.

An Interview with Donna Freedman
Donna Freedman really knows how to make frugal living look fun and doable. See what she had to say when we spoke with her.

Should I Buy It?
Avoid unnecessary purchases by taking this printable list of questions with you to the store.

An Interview with Gary Foreman, The Dollar Stretcher
Learn more about Gary Foreman, the founder of The Dollar Stretcher.

An Interview with Author Clare Levison
Learn more about Clare Levison, author of Frugal Isn't Cheap.

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