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10 Ways to Reuse Plastic Soda Bottles and Save Up to $3,000+
Save money around the house by reusing plastic soda bottles as funnels, weights, juicers and other objects. It's fun to reuse plastic bottles.
10 Ways to Get More Wear, and Less Tear, Out of Your Clothing
Easy laundry tips and shopping advice to help you save money on clothes, plus make the clothing you do have last longer.
6 Upsides of the Down Economy
Learn to save money, and live better, during this recession.
Pedal Your Way to Health, Wealth and Happiness
Bicycle vacations are a great way to get in shape and see the countryside, while reducing your environmental impact.
40 Fun Summer Activities and Deals
Great summer activities and deals to make the most of summertime fun, while going green, saving money and spending time with your family.
Falling in Love Over Compost
Home composting has many benefits, including saving money and promoting good gardening. Check out these compost tips and tricks.
5 Ways to Save Time and Money on Your Lawn
Get green tips on how to save money and time on your lawn and landscaping. Plant ground cover, use big grasses and stones, get a push lawnmower and more.
The $0 Tomato: Discover "No-Cost Gardening"
Gardening doesn't have to be expensive, even organic gardening. A new movement of "no-cost gardening" is helping folks relearn how to be thrifty will still enjoying the freshest organic produce. Save seeds, plan ahead and get other tips.
A Greener -- and Cheaper -- Way to Read Books (No Not the Kindle)
Read books from libraries, and save money.
Meet the Bank We Don't Hate
e3bank and other green banks are bringing social responsibility to the banking industry, making lending and investing practices more sustainable.
Why I Don't Mind Paying (Most) Taxes
Why we should want to pay our taxes, at least most of the time, and support good government.
Why Living Green Isn't to Blame for Hurting the U.S. Economy
Don't blame frugal greens for economic problems. We can simplify and live better by shopping less, and reimagine our consumption lifestyles.
My Cellulite Nightmare, When the Mob Forces Me to Get a Cell Phone
This Green Cheapskate avoids cell phones to save money and simplify his life, but he has a nightmare that the mob will force him to use the technology.
See Jeff Yeager's 5 Ways to Save Big Money (and Watch Him Fluster The Today Show's Matt Lauer)
Jeff Yeager, the Green Cheapskate, on The Today Show, speaking with Matt Lauer about saving big money on cell phones, food, transportation, housing, clothes and more.
Give Up Credit Cards for One Week, and See How Much You'll Save
Give up credit cards for one week, and see how much money you'll save. Studies show we spend more with credit cards, getting into debt.
Want to Save $1,400 a Year? Give Up Bottled Water
Bottled water costs $1,400 a year, versus 49 cents a year for tap water. Avoid it and you can save money and help the environment, by reducing emissions, litter, waste and chemical use.
Stop Spending Money for One Week
It's Lent, and a great time to try a fiscal fast, as an easy saving money tip. Frugal living has never been easier, or more timely. Save today!
Slash Your Trash for One Week
For Lent, or any time, work on reducing your trash. Buy items with less packaging, buy less, save more, and cut back on waste.
How Giving Up Just One Thing Can Cut Your Expenses 20%
Give up driving your car for Lent, and you'll save gas, money and emissions.
Giving Up Lint for Lent
Instead of using electric dryers, and piling up all that dryer lint, line dry your clothes. Drying clothes the natural, free way saves money, energy and wear and tear on your garments. It might save you $70,000. No joke.
My $8 Economic Stimulus Package, Compliments of the Dollar Store
The thrifty, personal $8 economic stimulus package: shop at a dollar store and learn to save money by saving energy, eating healthy and having fun.
Cheap Valentine's Gifts and Ideas
Cheap Valentine's gifts: Get easy ideas for Valentine's Day gift giving without commercialism.
How to Prevent Buyer's Remorse: Audit Your Spending Habits
A good way to save money and reduce buyer's remorse is to audit your spending habits. It's a step on the way to becoming a more thrifty, green shopper and consumer.
Feeling Pinched? Let's Bring Back Thrift Week!
To save money, let's bring back Thrift Week!
My Crock Pot: Mean, Green, $30 Recession-Fighting Machine
Crock Pot cooking saves money. A slow cooker is an easy way to enjoy delicious, cheap, healthy meals at home.
Try Wallet Buddy, the Easy Way to Save Money and Become a Green Consumer
Save money and become a better, more ethical green consumer with the Wallet Buddy from the Center for a New American Dream.
Join the '$4 a Gallon Savings Club'
Set aside money you don't have to spend on gas in the $4 a Gallon Savings Club, and you'll save, as well as help reduce your environmental impact.
Oil Industry Commercial Misleads the Public
The American Petroleum Institute (API)'s latest TV commercial includes misleading numbers that are likely aimed at boosting support for an aggressive drilling policy.
Why Kids Should Walk to School
Today is International Walk to School Day, a time to remember that sending your kids on the school bus is the safest, and among the greenest, option.
Simple Living Is Key to Weathering Complex Financial Times
In this bad economy and troubled times, discover that living simply will save you money and make you happier. Decrease your environmental footprint by going thrifty.
Are Big Box Stores The Greenest Choice?
Everyone knows you can save money at a big box store, but is that also the greenest option? You can reduce packaging and travel time.
Try a Short Fiscal Fast
Save money and resources by going on a brief fiscal fast. You'll also gain perspective on consumption.
Save Gas, $30,000 and Your Pride
Driving a stick shift manual transmission can save you money, both with higher gas mileage and lower sale price, as well as through lower maintenance fees and less wear on brakes.
5 Ways to Save Cool Cash This Hot Summer
5 easy ways to save money this summer by going green, from rediscovering your library to walking or biking, reducing water use and more.
Learn to Cut Your Food Bill 25%
Slash your food bills by reducing waste with these easy tips.
How to Save Money and Still Dress Green
Be a green cheapskate by reusing and recycling older clothes, and you'll dress green while saving a lot of money.
Until We Get Zippered Cars, Consider Zipcar
Until Detroit makes zippered cars, consider Zipcar or other car sharing services, which save money and resources.
If You're Cheap, It's Easy Being Green
Being a Green Cheapskate is about smart consumption, and saving money while going green.
3 Green Ways to Spend Your Rebate Check
The federal rebate checks are coming, so here are some thrifty green tips on how to put that money to good use.