Archive for January, 2011

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The Lengths I Go To for An Amazing Glass of Wine

I live on a freelance writer’s salary, so if I want to drink really, really good wine on a daily basis, I pretty much have to go to work in a winery, which is what I did last fall. I …

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Lentil Soup: A Perfect Frugal Meal

Lentil soup is one of my favorite comfort foods, especially on chilly winter nights. Packed with protein, fiber, and veggies, it's a complete meal that's easy to

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The Art of Life

Scattered Light in Madison Square Park from Kimberly McCaffery on Vimeo.

I have a stressful job, and today was particularly harsh. After

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Popcorn the Frugal Way

I’ve tried every popcorn technology known to modern people. My earliest experience was with Jiffy Pop. I shook the pan like a maraca, as the foil balloon expanded.

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Don’t Buy Stuff You Can’t Afford

Today, a friend reminded me of this funny Saturday Night Live skit in which Chris Parnell,

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The Pursuit of Frugaltopia

Frugaltopia was born on a crisp January day in 2009, not long after the Great Recession began. I was having a lunch with Jen, my best friend

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1000 Awesome Things

The best things in life are free, and Neil Pasricha is keeping track of them on his blog, 1000 Awesome Things. Watch his TEDxTalk to hear

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How to Save $2,000 and Your Sanity

Drive, don’t fly. As I mentioned in my November post, "I'm Done With Flying," the full-body scanners were a tipping point for me. This holiday season we

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