Category Archives: Frugal Tips

Saving Money with Every Pedal

Saving Money with Every Pedal

After moving to Boston and choosing to live within biking distance to my office, I am itching to start commuting to work by bike. I literally can’t wait. Because I am so excited, I decided to update this old post from 2011 and share my plan to save money through biking to work.Continue Reading

50 Ways to Cut Costs

50 Ways to Cut Costs

Cutting your own spending can seem daunting – but if you think outside the box, you can often find simple solutions to your money problems. Below are 50 tried and true ideas to save money, many of which will work for you. Read on!Continue Reading

Save The Earth and Your Money: Swapping

Save The Earth and Your Money: Swapping

It’s amazing how the internet connects us all. Before the internet, if you needed something, you could either buy it, or find a friend that had it and let you borrow it. If you didn’t know someone with the item, you had to buy it. No more. With the internet, you are connected to many more people, which allows you to not have to buy just about anything. Welcome to swapping, internet style.Continue Reading

Do You Accept Bad Customer Service?

Do You Accept Bad Customer Service?

For those who know me well, know that I like to avoid conflict. I am still trying to figure out why I am that way or whether I had a bad experience with it, but I tend to shy away from conflict. Whether it is a falling out with friends or poor customer service, IContinue Reading

How to Lower Your Electric Bill

How to Lower Your Electric Bill

Summer is coming and the months of hot temperatures and increasing electricity use are nearly here. The day of writing this, it was almost 90 degrees. It was remarkably early in the season to be in the high 80′s and it has left me wondering just how hot it will get this summer. As a result, I have wondered how much more electricity I will use in the coming months. While I do care about saving the environment, the place where we often see this is the power bill. Finding creative ways to save money on your electricity bill can help you stay in the black on your budget.Continue Reading

Commuting to Work by Bike to Save Money

Commuting to Work by Bike to Save Money

As May just started, I am now adjusting to my new commuting schedule. As you will recall, in the fall, winter, and early spring, I commute to work by train. This means a long winter of cold walks to and from the train. But, in the late spring and summer, I enjoy the opportunity to bike to work. Saving money by biking to work is practical for me. More importantly, it’s not just a way to save money – it’s a great way to get exercise at the same time. We all know that life gets busy and so being able to multi-task in this way helps me out.Continue Reading

Why Cars are Destroying Our Society

Why Cars are Destroying Our Society

What kind of car do you drive? Are one of those people that worries about breaking down on the side of the road because your car is older than most high schoolers? Or are you someone who loves the smell of a new car. We all know that smell – it’s not just a sign of its recent production date, but is also about comfort, security, and assurances (aka warranties). If we are honest with ourselves, we often upgrade cars because of the fear to have our cars break down on us. Many of us are hesitant to buy used cars (and only do so because our finances require it) because you never really know what the previous owner did to it. Find out why our connection to cars is destroying our society.Continue Reading

My Vegetable Garden – Transplanting

As you will probably recall, a couple of weeks ago my wife and I planned and planted our vegetable garden for the year. Our goals are to save money with our garden and have a good time while doing so. An easy way to save money is to develop a hobby that keeps you busy and distracted so that you are not sitting around and looking for something to buy. Thus, our vegetable garden will not only save us money by not having to buy the food from the grocery store, but keep us preoccupied.Continue Reading

How to Save Money on Food

How to Save Money on Food

As my wife and I have been adjusting to our life with extra income (as many young adults are forced to do), I have been reminded of the importance of saving money on food. It is easy to become either busy or lazy and resort to eating out more often than you should. I fear that this is what many young adults do. It’s just easier to go out and eat, right? Find out how much you could be saving by changing how you plan out your meals.Continue Reading

My Vegetable Garden – Planning Stage

My Vegetable Garden – Planning Stage

Last year, my wife and I planted our first garden ever. We really didn’t know too much about gardening and we kept it as simple as possible. We didn’t know if we were going to have any success with our vegetable garden and we didn’t want to invest too much money or time on something that wasn’t going to produce any fruit. (It seems like this is a good approach to any investment – test the waters before you jump in over your head). Much to our surprise, we harvested a lot of fruit and decided to do it again – only this year, we’re stepping it up 1 notch.Continue Reading