Thrift Life

Creating a Holiday Budget and Sticking to It

There are two things that make all the difference in the world during the holidays and into the New Year. 1) Making a budget and 2) Sticking to it.

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The Best Bargains at the After-Thanksgiving Clearance Sales

After a holiday can be prime-time for bargain hunters. If you are seeking post-Thanksgiving deals, here’s what to look for on the clearance aisles.

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Keeping Your Frugal Mojo in a Spendy World

Occasionally, the motivation to keep things cheap is about zero. Do you ever lose your frugal mojo? These tips will help you stay motivated.

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Here’s How I Afford to Travel Full Time (Without Winning the Lottery)

Here’s how I manage to travel the world full-time without hitting the lottery or inheriting a fortune from a long lost relative.

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How to Get Rid of Head Lice With NO Chemical Treatments

To get rid of head lice, you don’t need expensive, toxic chemicals.  There is a far simpler method called wet-combing that is incredibly effective.

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Open Enrollment Health Insurance: 4 Options That May Be More Affordable Than Your Employer’s Plan

Employer-provided health plans have outrageous premiums, deductibles, and out-of-pocket maximums, and we often receive little benefit in return. These 4 options may be more affordable than your employer’s plan.

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What to Buy at the Dollar Store (And What You Should Splurge On)

What at the dollar store is actually a good deal and what should we spend a little bit more on? Here are two handy lists for reference.

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5 Frugal Ways to Save Money That I Learned in Europe

Many parts of Europe live with a lot less disposable income than we have in the US. Can you adapt any of their money saving habits to cut your own expenses?

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The 10 Daily Habits of Frugal People

Frugality isn’t about the big things as much as it is the small ones. Here are ten thrifty habits that frugal people embrace on a daily basis.

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How to Mentally Adapt When You Have a Financial Emergency

A financial emergency is pretty overwhelming, but how you adapt mentally can make a world of difference in the outcome. Here are some things to consider.

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