If you are looking for advice on frugal living, look no further than the Internet. There are thousands of Web sites dedicated to the subject, many of them blogs. Blogs are often personal accounts that are regularly updated, so they are probably your best source for tested theories on being frugal. Below, we have compiled what we feel are the most useful 50 frugality blogs on the Net.
- A Momma and the Boys Living on a Budget will give you a heads up on cool freebies. The blog also offers a bi-monthly newsletter on frugal living.
- MotherLoad is a blog written by two moms who wish to impart their wisdom on all things parenting and frugal living.
- Families.com features a blog on frugality. This site is authored by experienced mothers and fathers, so this is a good place to find articles with a frugal family theme.
- Shekinah’s Place is a British blog about a variety of subjects related to mothering and homeschooling. There is also a lot of frugal living advice throughout the site.
- Frugal Living Journal is written by a young couple trying to make it in the world without spending frivolously. However, people of all ages should find their advice very helpful.
- Biblical Womanhood has a section devoted to frugal living. Although it is geared toward a female audience, men will benefit from this site, as well.
- Faith Lifts is an inspirational blog for mothers that contains sections on family life, housekeeping and frugal living.
- Living On a Dime is another family-oriented blog that is written in first person by a married mother of three.
Home and Garden
- Frugal By Design, although not updated regularly, has some sound advice for “reusing” household items.
- Ask the Frugal Decorating Diva is a blog that answers all your questions related to decorating the home on a budget.
- Keeping the Castle offers tips and tricks on housekeeping, as well as frugal living.
- Kitchen Crafts ‘n’ More is a guide to frugal housekeeping and cooking. There are many interesting tips here about homemade cleaning and beauty products.
- Mrs. B’s Homekeeping Blog explores one woman’s quest to spend as little money as possible on household items, including groceries and baby products.
Fashion and Shopping
- Frugal For Life is a very stylish blog that, among other things, reports on frugal pop culture figures.
- The Frugal Duchess is a popular blog about having fun and being fashionable on a limited income.
- Mighty Bargain Hunter is a blog devoted to frugal shopping, as well as general personal finance topics.
- Domestika’s Blog proves that you can be a diva without spending like one. Look for gardening tips here, as well.
Technology and Business
- Lean Blog should interest business professionals who want to maximize their expenditures.
- Frugal Coder Blog may be of interest to any computer professionals who are looking to save some cash.
- Budgeting Software Journal will be of interest to computer professionals, technology buffs and anyone else who wants to learn about the latest software news.
- The Frugal Law Student intends to help law students with their sometimes crippling debt from attending school.
- Frugal101 is devoted to the college student who needs to save money wherever they can.
Food and Drink
- The Frugal Oenophile’s Wine of the Week may be of interest to you if you enjoy drinking wine but don’t want to spend a fortune on it.
- The Frugal Family Kitchen contains many recipes and frugal cooking advice.
- Frugal Cuisine will help those of you trying to eat on as little as $2 or $3 a day. It also features many delicious, yet sensible recipes.
- My 1st Million at 33 will help you learn about frugal living, even if your sights aren’t set as high as becoming a millionaire.
- FIRE (Financial Independence Retire Early) Finance is dedicated to helping people achieve financial stability. Everyone could benefit from the advice found here.
- All Financial Matters will help you decide what to do with the money you save by living frugally. Topics include asset allocation, 401K, IRA and more.
- Get Rich Slowly is one of the premier frugal living blogs. Updated regularly, it focuses on personal finance tips and seems to have a lot influence on other frugality bloggers.
- My Money Blog covers all things related to finance, but their frugal living section may be the site’s finest asset.
- Free Money Finance covers many personal finance topics, focusing specifically on how to grow one’s net worth.
- Easy Budgeting will help you plan a budget that works for your particular lifestyle.
- Time to Budget is a blog that covers many tips and tricks for creating a budget and preparing for the future. As the author states, it is time to “stop borrowing money!”
- Debt and Budgeting is a personal online journal by a married mother who is trying to get out of debt. This is both an informative and inspiring blog.
- Getting Out of Debt is written by a mother of seven who is attempting to climb her way out of debt. She shares her experience with her frugal readers.
- Consumerism Commentary refers to itself as a personal finance blog, but it should also be sought out as a guide to frugal living.
- Money Smart Life delves into all aspects of personal finance, including how to stretch your dollar as far as it will go.
- Wise Bread‘s subtitle is “Living Large on a Small Budget”. Indeed, the advice found here will help you to enjoy life on a tight budget.
General Frugality Advice
- A Frugal Living Blog by a Frugal Guy has to be one of the longest blog titles on this list. Don’t let the silly name fool you, this is a great resource for practical advice.
- Zlittle Frugal Living features advice on frugal gardening, coupon clipping, weight loss and more.
- My Frugal Life is a hub for blog entries by ThriftyFun users. Anyone can join this site and post.
- Frugal Living Blog from About.com is updated by a freelance writer who specializes in frugality. Her tips and tricks have also been featured in many major magazines.
- Frugal Traveler is a section of the NYTimes Web site. It focuses only on travel tips and is updated regularly.
- The J-Walk Blog is an odd site about, among other things, banjos and computers. There are also many entries about frugal living that may interest you.
- Frugal Village is a well-written blog that is updated regularly and covers a broad range of frugal topics.
- Neat Living is all about keeping your life simplified, orderly and frugal. If your life is a bit messy, look to this site for advice.
- Pat Veretto’s Frugal Living Blog is the work of a freelance writer who specializes in frugality and money management.
- Simply Thrifty teaches us to be money-wise and to embrace the smaller details of life.
- Frugal Upstate contains the musings a woman in upstate New York who is trying to live within her means.
- Boston Gal’s Open Wallet is written by a single woman trying to make it in the city with a frugal attitude.
There are certainly more than 50 noteworthy blogs on frugality, but the above list contains the sites that stand above the rest. Not only are these sites worthy of bookmarking, you may want to subscribe to any RSS feeds that they offer. Reading about different perspectives on frugal living will alert you to new tips and strategies. After all, being frugal takes work and it never hurts to change your game plan now and again.
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