There's a fine line between the two -- and you can be careful with money without becoming a cheapskate.
A frugal person spends money in the smartest ways possible, while a cheapskate risks damage to health, possessions or reputation just to save a few dollars.
Dozens of Texas drivers had a chance to gas up their cars at prices not seen in more than a decade, thanks to a computer error.
I traveled from Philadelphia to New York City for a buck via Megabus.com. If you find a cheaper fare, let me know.
A quart of popcorn costs less than a dime. But don't limit yourself to butter and salt. Chipotle-lime corn, anyone?
High hotel costs can shorten your stay. Alternative accommodations stretch your travel budget and can enrich your trip.
'Pay what you can' means frugal entertainment. A dollar (or even less) can get you through the door at a theater, comedy improv show or museum.
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Do it once a year. This allows the best-performing asset classes to take off and run.
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