It’s OK to Spend Money on Things You REALLY Want

It’s easy to get caught up in the idea that it’s never ok to spend money — unless you actually need something. And, while it is important to watch how you spend your money, and be conscientious about it, there’s no reason to assume that spending money on things other than survival is a bad thing. … Read moreIt’s OK to Spend Money on Things You REALLY Want

Bargaining 101: How to Get Lower Prices on Everything

Bargaining, “wheeling and dealing” or just getting a deal—whatever you call it, it isn’t always easy to find exactly the item or service you want, and then ask for a lower price. Our American culture often views this sort of thing as the move of a cheapskate, or disrespectful/distrustful of the merchant and his or … Read moreBargaining 101: How to Get Lower Prices on Everything

Can a Gluten Free Diet be Frugal?

This week, the US food and Drug Administration held additional sessions about the possibility of (finally) establishing a gluten-free food labeling standard. (info) Lately, a growing number of people are electing a gluten-free diet. Some due to health conditions such as celiac disease, and others to attempt alleviate symptoms of other conditions like ADHD and … Read moreCan a Gluten Free Diet be Frugal?