Many people are making the switch to a gluten-free diet due to food allergies, sensitivities, or dietary preferences. Luckily, shopping for gluten-free food has become easier and is less expensive than it was five years ago. But, it can still add up. Here are some tips on how to keep your food … [Read more...] about How to eat gluten-free on the cheap
If you have not been bored to death by conversations of computing "in the cloud," then you show good judgment by not going to the meetings I attend. Trust me, a group of nerds discussing macro computing trends is enough to make you reconsider your career choice. Since you haven't sat through … [Read more...] about Which free cloud storage solution is best?
No matter how we may plan, stuff happens. Your glasses break. Your car needs work to pass its emissions test. The water heater goes out. Your employer announced layoffs – and you're one of the victims. Life just keeps happening, whether we want it to or not, and it seems like unexpected … [Read more...] about 4 steps to build an emergency fund
If you want to get rid of extra stuff around your house, but don’t want to bother with selling items online or holding a garage sale, here are our frugal living tips for good ways to trade, recycle or donate unwanted items. Trading or swapping gets more of what you want without spending any cash. … [Read more...] about How to donate, trade or recycle your stuff
Many prescriptions go unfilled because people can’t afford to pay for them. But those prescriptions may be more affordable than you think. In recent years, major discount stores, and also some grocers, have started generic drug programs that will allow you to buy a 30-day supply of commonly used … [Read more...] about Find the best deal on $4 generic drugs
Would you like to learn how to sell your unwanted stuff online and turn it into cash? Two of the most popular websites to sell things online are Craigslist and eBay. Before you can make money online, you need to learn the basic process and to understand some of the risks. For your first online … [Read more...] about How to sell stuff online via Craigslist and eBay
When you think about some of the most expensive home improvements and repairs, plumbing problems no doubt make the short list. After all, since the largest expense of a repair is labor and you likely have little to no plumbing knowledge, it follows that you are doomed to call in the experts and … [Read more...] about DIY plumbing projects that save you money
Toothpaste varieties take up a large percentage of shelf space in the supermarket. A 2010 study predicted that the toothpaste market will reach more than $12 billion by 2015. Toothpastes come in packages of every color. There are ones that cater to kids; striped toothpastes; minty, cinnamon or … [Read more...] about How to make your own toothpaste
This post is by Karen Cordaway of Money Saving Enthusiast. If you’re cutting back on discretionary spending, a much-needed vacation may seem like a luxury. But raveling to a beach paradise doesn’t have to be your only vacation option. This year, make your own local tour and plan leisure … [Read more...] about How to earn money during a staycation
You're "saving" money, but what does that mean? If your frugal living is a means to generating money for retirement, a college fund or a down payment, you need to figure out how to get those savings out of your wallet and into some sort of account. It's a strangely mechanical problem, isn't … [Read more...] about Where’s the best place to save your money?
I first tried my hand at do-it-yourself, homemade cleaning products when I concocted my recipe for laundry detergent. Years later I'm still using it, and I know that many of you are, too, as it continues to be a popular post here on Living on the Cheap. After my success with laundry detergent, I … [Read more...] about Make your own dishwasher detergent
Bachelorette parties can be a blast, but like any night out, costs can quickly spiral out of control. Now, bachelorette weekends are gaining in popularity, but costs on lodging, swag and outings can quickly add up. The event is a tribute to the bride-to-be's last hurrah as a single lady, but it's … [Read more...] about How to plan a fun bachelorette party for less