Every week I like to feature a few frugal articles that caught my eyes. Curl up in your favorite reading nook and enjoy. Hopefully these encourage you to live frugal lives!
Household Finances Still Fragile Six Years After the Recession by Gillian White
The Great Recession still lingers on. Many households are resisting purchases because of inconsistent and variable incomes. Paychecks that vary each time make it difficult to predict safe spending. It’s leading the most affected to hold back more than ever.
This Is What Sweden’s Most Statistically Sought-After Home Looks Like by Kristin Hohenadel
This brilliant design firm has constructed the “perfect” house. Based on surveys and data from Swedish residents, this minimal, utilitarian home is what most would like. The floorplans are open, with lots of natural light. But the best part is the effective use of space.
How to live a middle-class life in New York City on less than $5,000 a year by Pauline Marie Bock
This semi-anonymous, French freegan is living in New York City on an insane, impressively frugal budget: $5,000 a year. She hustles to find the shops and spots where good food is being wasted — thrown away unnecessarily. From bagels to beans to fruits, “Marie” has found countless free meals.
This Season’s Must-Haves by Brooke McAlary
From beautiful new colors to shapes, clothing changes every season. For many, it’s a clarion call to action: shop to you drop. Brooke has an amazing twist on this season’s must-haves. You must read this one!