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!
This Cold House by Ken Ilgunas
The semi-famous Millennial writer of Walden on Wheels was just published in the New York Times! He’s lived out of vans, hiked the length of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline route, and now he’s turning the temperature down — way down. In this latest experiment, Ken turned down the thermostat of a 4,000 square foot house to 45 degrees. He would’ve gone colder, but then the pipes might burst. Join him on this mini adventure! It’s a fun one.
No Sidebar: A New Approach to Life by Brian Gardner
Minimalism can prevent distraction. Brian Gardner designs incredible WordPress themes and websites with this effect in mind. He gets readers to focus on content, instead of widgets, ads, and sidebars. In this article, he explains how website design is the tip of the iceberg — it’s a way of life.
The Best Things in Life are Free — Or Dirt Cheap by Laurie
The Frugal Farmer is one of my favorite personal finance and frugal living blogs. Laurie captures the many complex issues of living near poverty, with a depression-era nod here and there. In this latest article, she talks about things. It can be powerful to realize that the best things in life don’t cost anything — or shouldn’t!
Hotel 22 by Elizabeth Lo
Occasionally, the New York Times chooses video over the written word to capture a story. Elizabeth Lo has captured a deeply saddening scene in San Francisco. There’s a 24-hour bus line that becomes an impromptu home and warm room for homeless people. Watch, listen, and gain an empathy for those struggling to survive.