Why Reading is Frugal

Note: I wrote this as a guest post at a friend’s now-defunct blog, so I’m re-posting it here. Last year, a horrifying study found that 25% of Americans hadn’t read a book in the last year. This is horrifying for a number of reasons: We’re not reading because we’re choosing other entertainment forms, most of …

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The Difference Between Frugal and Cheap

My post comparing being frugal with being environmentally friendly sparked some discussion about the difference between being frugal and being cheap. I recently read two books on just this topic: The Complete Tightwad Gazette and America’s Cheapest Family. In comparing the two books and the two concepts, I’m going to look at two areas I mentioned yesterday, that also consume …

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