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Small Change Archive: Faces of Frugality

Which Frugal Bloggers Are Most Influential?

The Associated Press had an interesting story today about the five most influential frugal mommy bloggers, according to a Nielsen analysis. They are: Common Sense With Money Five Dollar Dinners Coupon Mom Money-Saving Mom Freebies 4 Mom What do you...

By Ylan Mui  |  June 4, 2009; 12:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Faces of Frugality , Ylan Q. Mui  
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Frugal vs. Cheap Part Two

We've gotten a lot of great comments from readers and other bloggers about what they see as the difference between being frugal and being cheap. There seems to be some consensus that being frugal involves skimping on yourself and being...

By Ylan Mui  |  June 2, 2009; 12:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Faces of Frugality , Ylan Q. Mui  
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The difference between frugal and cheap

In the past two months that Nancy and I have been writing this blog, I've thought a lot about the difference between being frugal and being cheap. I'll keep it real: I was not frugal before my husband and I...

By Ylan Mui  |  June 1, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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Voices of the Recession: Unemployed and Pouring Drinks

I'm really touched by a new short video series that we recently launched called Voices of the Recession. Today's installment follows students at a bartending school in Arlington who are trying to make it through tough times. One woman is...

By Ylan Mui  |  May 8, 2009; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Consumer News , Faces of Frugality , Unemployment , Ylan Q. Mui  
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Coupons More Popular than Britney

A team of very nonscientific researchers have finally discovered the one thing that can distract the nation from Britney Spears: coupons. According to the Omniscient Oracle of Google, the number of searches for coupons have outstripped those for the pop...

By Ylan Mui  |  April 21, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Bargains , Faces of Frugality , Ylan Q. Mui  
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The Dirt on Saving Money

Today we have another guest blogger for you, our colleague Kelly Johnson. She solved a big financial and logistical headache with a little savvy frugality: It took me most of an afternoon to realize he wasn’t coming back. The contractor...

By Ylan Mui  |  April 20, 2009; 12:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Cheap & Green , Faces of Frugality , Ylan Q. Mui  
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