Frugality: The Opposite of Being Cheap

This following guest article was written by Richard Hemby who regularly writes about accredited online degrees and college related topics for Online College Guru, an online college degree guide. Those who practice a frugal lifestyle are occasionally accused of being “cheap” or miserly. Nothing could be farther from the truth, however; frugality is a philosophy…

Clothes Shopping for Frugal Families: Our Strategy

Over the last week or so, I’ve seen and heard a lot of parents grumbling about the exorbitant cost of buying school clothes for their kids for the upcoming year. A few parents are at least putting all of their eggs in the basket of the upcoming tax holiday on clothes in Iowa – and…

A true story of extraordinary cheapness from my life

I have a dear old aunt. She has experienced Second World War and know how to be frugal. It is second nature to her. At her latest birthday, she got a couple of boxes of chocolate. A week later I visited her. She had a bowl of hazel nuts sitting on the kitchen table. I…