These frugal living blogs are full of ideas, inspiration and information about how to live well while spending less money.
These websites include food and meal planning tips, money management and financial help, frugal and self sufficient living, thrifty home and DIY projects, and simple living ideas to fuel your inspiration all year.
Food and Meal Planning
Family Fresh Meals – Corey’s blog is all about planning meals and menus with an emphasis on easy, family-friendly recipes.
Budget Bytes – Beth writes about eating well while staying on a budget. Her recipes are innovative and yummy, and she includes the average cost per serving–a brilliant idea that makes meal planning so much easier.
The Frugal Chef – With hundreds of beautifully photographed meals and recipes, this site is great for those times when you can’t figure out what to make for dinner. Each recipe is accompanied by an instructive video showing how to make the dish.
Best Frugal Websites
Frugalwoods – Mr. and Mrs. Frugalwoods are homesteaders on 66 acres in central Vermont, who share many practical ideas about how to live well without overspending.
Happy Money Saver – DIY tips, terrific recipes (check out the freezer meals) and creative ideas for saving money from Karrie.
Minimalism and Your Money – Articles about a simple, minimalist lifestyle blended with personal finance advice. “We want to maximize our happiness by minimizing the things that get in the way,” say the blog’s founders Dave and Ashley.
Thrifty Home and DIY
In My Own Style – Plenty of creative, colorful inspiration for decorating on a budget from Diane Henkler, author of the book “Instant Decorating.”
Young House Love – Home renovation and DIY projects, written in a fun, approachable style by bloggers John and Sherry.
Apartment Therapy – Real-life stories and home photos with ideas for decluttering, organizing and living large in small spaces.
The Penny Hoarder – Tons of ideas for earning extra money plus a wealth of articles about many topics related to all aspects of personal finance.
Mr. Money Mustache – The very outspoken Mr. MM shares practical strategies for retiring early, plus detailed financial information, home improvement hacks and reader case studies.
Budgets are Sexy – Blogger J. Money writes enthusiastic, funny, encouraging posts about budgeting, planning for the future, and saving money so you can achieve your financial goals.
Simple Life 365 – Inspiring articles by Anita about eliminating physical and mental clutter and enjoying everyday life.
Reduce, Reuse, Renew – Posts and ideas about living mindfully with less waste, with bonus articles about RRR founder Laura’s strategies for reducing anxiety.
The Minimalists – Through their website, podcast and books, Joshua and Ryan share fascinating stories about their journey and others’ to live more simply. Check out Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things on Netflix, too — it’s very entertaining and gave me a lot to think about.
How About You?
Where do you go when you need a new idea for dinner, money advice or a burst of home design inspiration? I invite you to share your favorite blogs and websites over at the Money Diet Community Facebook Group.
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