On fleeting Hong Kong trips, Chinese make frugal fashionable
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Armed with empty suitcases and same-day return tickets, an army of mainland Chinese is descending on suburban outlet shopping malls and international fashion chains in Hong Kong, turning cheap into the new chic as luxury ...
Luxury carmakers chase India's young, female and frugal
MUMBAI (Reuters) - Luxury carmakers in India are moving downmarket and shifting production of smaller and cheaper cars to local plants to cut costs, broadening their target market to include India's young, female and middle-class drivers to ...
Frugal pope nixes bonus for Vatican employees
VATICAN CITY (AP) - The global economic crisis is hitting Vatican employees in their cassock pockets. The Vatican said Thursday that Pope Francis, known for his frugal ways, decided Vatican employees won't be getting the bonus that traditionally ...
Big changes for Frugal Nation
Almost six years ago MSN Money hired me and editor Karen Datko to start the Smart Spending blog. Personal finance blogging was still in the toddler stage, and our goal was to be unlike any other site: five or six posts each weekday, a mix of general ...
When frugal is foolish
Bad idea: spending more time researching marginally cheaper flights, hotels and rental cars than you do enjoying your vacation ... Bad idea: buying something obviously cheap or cheesy for your significant other, particularly if little or no thought ...
Living frugal but looking rich
You know those people who can afford to travel, to pay cash for their cars and to buy homes? Not all of them are wealthy. You hear a lot of gripes about the lack of willpower among 20-somethings. How they can't control their spending. How they shop ...
Frugal parenting tips from the French
This post comes from Pamela Druckerman at Cheapism.com. The French approach to child-rearing doesn't just produce kids who throw fewer tantrums and (mostly) eat their vegetables. It can also save their parents some money. Here, for the first time ever on ...
5 frugal habits of the rich
This post comes from Kyle James at partner site U.S. News & World Report. A fat salary isn't the only way someone can strike it rich. Regardless of their income level, people who live below their means, invest wisely and live modestly are on the path to ...
12 tips for a frugal St. Patrick's Day
This year, celebrate not just by wearing green, but keeping more of your green where it belongs -- in your pocket. This post comes from Angela Colley at partner site Money Talks News. Hang out in my favorite Irish pub on St. Patrick's Day in New Orleans ...
When frugal meets baby
Nothing tests your commitment to frugality like the presence of a baby. The exhaustion, disruption and general chaos surrounding the birth or adoption of a child can wreak havoc on your budget. "It's hard to resist temptation because you want your child to ...
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