We’re Gonna Save So Much $$ Now That We Can’t Buy Bacon!

That sausage is fatal news from the World Health Organization yesterday? Which should have come subtitled, “Meat Is Murder — Of Yourself”? Totally great from a frugality standpoint.

Rambling Man: Help! Am I A Miser?

Miserly people are the ones who, like Scrooge before his ghost-induced epiphany, impose their frugality on others.

Unnecessary, Compulsive Frugality

I am not uniformly miserly. I allow myself the pleasure of good beer, periodic meals out at places where the entrees cost more than ten dollars, and, now and again, a vacation. But waste still feels deeply difficult.

How Grandparents Do Money

An Unreasonably Frugal Person Tries to Figure It Out

I used to be an unreasonably frugal. What were once rational, economically efficient decisions—limiting “impulse purchases” to the change at the bottom of my bag—became, on the aggregate, absurd.

Is ‘Frugal’ a Dirty Word?

Reddit has a thread going about what people think it means to be frugal. Abandon hope all ye who enter here. No, it’s fine.

Frugal February

February is the best month for not spending money.

On Immigrants And Being Cheap

“Cheapness” typically conjures images of people who buy cheap goods at Wal-Mart, instead of the more expensive, higher quality goods that last longer. However, “immigrant cheapness” is more nuanced than that, existing over a continuum that goes from practical stories of sacrificing to get ahead, to just plain silly.