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Frugal Living

By Jim Markus

Frugal Living is a podcast for smart consumers. How do you spend less and get more? The show, sponsored by Brad's Deals, features interviews, stories, tips, and tricks. Looking for the Frugal Living show notes and episode transcripts? Check out Frugal.fm for everything you need.
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Frugality Has Never Been More Important
Frugality Has Never Been More Important
Keynote speaker and well-being consultant Leanne Spencer discusses the importance of frugality (and why that doesn't mean what you might think). Frugal Living is brought to you by Brad's Deals. Looking for more information about living a frugal life? We've recently talked about mortgages, inflation, Black Friday, and rain barrels.
08:21
November 29, 2022
How to Avoid Burnout with Leanne Spencer
How to Avoid Burnout with Leanne Spencer
Keynote speaker and well-being consultant Leanne Spencer shares practical tips about how to avoid burnout. Frugal Living is brought to you by Brad's Deals.  Spending more time in your backyard? Check out our suggestions for easy (and frugal) backyard projects.
14:41
November 22, 2022
How to Make the Most of Retirement with Madonna Hanna
How to Make the Most of Retirement with Madonna Hanna
Some people worry they won't know what to do during retirement. That's not the case for Madonna Hanna. At 67 years old, she's more active than ever. Want to join the Frugal Living podcast community? You can find us on social media: TikTok, Instagram, Facebook, and Linkedin. Find the full show notes, including a transcript of the show, at Frugal.fm. Frugal Living is brought to you by Brad's Deals. Related: Check out our recent interview about the Financial Independence, Retire Early movement.
18:36
November 01, 2022
Frugal Food: Cheap Healthy Meals with Lynne Bowman
Frugal Food: Cheap Healthy Meals with Lynne Bowman
Lynne Bowman, author of Brownies for Breakfast: A Cookbook for Diabetics and the People Who Love Them, talks with Jim about the frugal joy of cooking at home. Recipes included! Want to join the Frugal Living podcast community? You can find us on social media @frugallivingpod on TikTok, Instagram, Facebook, and Linkedin. Find the full show notes, including a transcript of the show, at Frugal.fm. Frugal Living is brought to you by Brad's Deals. Looking for more frugal tips and tricks? We recently discussed how supply chain disruptions could result in much better Black Friday deals and the best Prime Day deals we expect every year.
16:34
October 18, 2022
Skip the Restaurant, Eat at Home
Skip the Restaurant, Eat at Home
In this episode of Frugal Living, inspirational chef Tina McDermott shares her enthusiasm for home cooking. We discuss practical recipes, including a $10 dish that takes less than 20 minutes to prepare.  Want to join the Frugal Living podcast community? You can find us at FrugalLivingPod on TikTok and Insta. We also look for discounts on the things we love. This year, that means we checked out the latest indoor Halloween decorations and deals on outdoor Halloween decorations. Plus, we talked about how to pay less for streaming services. Find the full show notes, including a transcript of the show, at Frugal.fm. Frugal Living is brought to you by Brad's Deals.
15:47
October 04, 2022
How to Save the Planet
How to Save the Planet
Continuing our conversation from Grow Your Own National Park, Professor Douglas Tallamy describes how to make an ecological impact in your own backyard with specific, frugal advice. He also shares memorable tips from Bringing Nature Home, his book about the importance of native plants to native wildlife. Find the full show notes, including a transcript of the show, at Frugal.fm. Frugal Living is brought to you by Brad's Deals. Looking for more ways to improve the food web outside your house? Learn everything you need to know about rain barrels, including the truth about whether it's legal to collect your own rainwater.
18:44
September 27, 2022
Grow Your Own National Park with Douglas Tallamy
Grow Your Own National Park with Douglas Tallamy
Professor Douglas Tallamy talks with Jim about the Homegrown National Park movement, which invites everyone to contribute to local conservation efforts. The conversation centers on what regular people can do to protect their local environments. . . and what it means when many people share the same effort. Want to join the Frugal Living podcast community? You can find us on social media: TikTok, Instagram, and Facebook. Find the full show notes, including a transcript of the Grow Your Own National Park show, at Frugal.fm. Frugal Living is brought to you by Brad's Deals. Looking for more ways to save the world? Learn everything you need to know about rain barrels, so you can save your water instead of paying someone to take it away.
20:12
September 20, 2022
How to Organize Like a Pro
How to Organize Like a Pro
How does a professional organizer approach clutter? On this episode of Frugal Living, we talked with Phaedra Studt about physical (and digital) organization, entrepreneurship, and frugality. Want to join the Frugal Living podcast community? You can find us on social media: TikTok and Insta. We also look for discounts on the things we love. This year, that means we checked out the latest indoor Halloween decorations and deals on outdoor Halloween decorations. Plus, we talked about how to pay less for streaming services. Find the full show notes for How to Organize Like a Pro at Frugal.fm. Frugal Living is brought to you by Brad's Deals.
19:38
September 13, 2022
How to prep for the end of the world
How to prep for the end of the world
Jim talks with Survivor Steve, an anonymous survivalist, about the frugal aspects of being prepared. Want to join the Frugal Living podcast community? You can find us on TikTok, Instagram, and Facebook. Please stay tuned for episodes on decluttering and frugal environmentalism in the coming weeks. We also recently reviewed the best indoor Halloween decorations this year, the best outdoor Halloween decorations, and how to pay less for streaming services like Disney+, Hulu, and Starz. Find the full show notes, including a transcript of the show, at Frugal.fm.
15:42
September 06, 2022
Is real estate really an easy way to make money?
Is real estate really an easy way to make money?
Jim talks with Pedro Meneses, realtor and investor, about what it takes to make money with real estate. Want to join the Frugal Living podcast  community? You can find us on social media: TikTok, Instagram, Facebook, and Linkedin. Find the full show notes, including a transcript of the show, at Frugal.fm. This episode's sponsor is Highlights.
18:15
August 30, 2022
Meal Prep like an Expert
Meal Prep like an Expert
How do you save money and stay healthy? Today's interview highlights the expertise of Kara, the dietitian from Cheesy Nutrition, who might just change the way you think about meal planning. Want to join the Frugal Living podcast community? You can find us on social media: TikTok, Instagram, Facebook, and Linkedin. Find the full show notes, including a transcript of the show, at Frugal.fm. This episode's sponsor is Highlights, where you can use the promo code FRUGAL15 for an extra 15% discount.
27:58
August 23, 2022
100 Days 'Til Black Friday
100 Days 'Til Black Friday
Bonus episode! With only about 100 days until Black Friday, we discuss how a supply-chain issue called the bullwhip effect could lead to some of the best deals of the year. Find the full show notes, including a transcript of the show, at Frugal.fm. Frugal Living is brought to you by Brad's Deals. Interested in other shopping events? We recently discussed a rumor about another Prime Day this year.
04:55
August 14, 2022
Is it safe to invest in crypto?
Is it safe to invest in crypto?
In this episode of Frugal Living, Jim talks with Andy Wang, Managing Partner at Runnymede Capital Management and host of the podcast Inspired Money, about the safety of cryptocurrency investments. Find the full show notes, including a transcript of the show, at Frugal.fm. This episode's sponsors are Aosom and Highlights. Looking to expand your financial knowledge this year? Learn everything you need to know about Series I bonds (including why they're such a popular investment for frugal-minded people this year). We also discuss what's an HSA and what higher mortgage rates mean for home buyers.
16:14
August 09, 2022
How do you find your dream job? (Part 2)
How do you find your dream job? (Part 2)
Career coach Juliana Rabbi talks with Jim about how to find a dream job. This is part two of our two-part conversation. Want to join the Frugal Living podcast community? You can find us on social media: TikTok, Instagram, Facebook, and Linkedin. Find the full show notes, including a transcript of the show, at Frugal.fm. This episode's sponsors are Aosom and Highlights.
20:12
August 02, 2022
How do you find your dream job? (Part 1)
How do you find your dream job? (Part 1)
Career coach Juliana Rabbi talks with Jim about how to find a dream job. The discussion includes how to negotiate a remote role and how to move from one career field to another.  Want to join the Frugal Living podcast  community? You can find us on social media @frugallivingpod. Find the full show notes, including a transcript of the show, at Frugal.fm. This episode's sponsors are Aosom and Highlights.
23:54
July 26, 2022
How do you live as a digital nomad?
How do you live as a digital nomad?
Isabel Leong talks to Jim about her life as a digital nomad, including how she supports herself in different countries. Want to join the Frugal Living podcast community? You can find us on social media: TikTok, Instagram, Facebook, and Linkedin. Find the full show notes, including a transcript of the show, at Frugal.fm. This episode's sponsors are Aosom and Highlights. Looking for travel advice you can use? Read our advice on how to avoid travel surcharges this holiday season.
20:51
July 19, 2022
Frugal or Fiction: You can make so much money from real estate
Frugal or Fiction: You can make so much money from real estate
In the first ever Frugal or Fiction episode of Frugal Living, audio editor intern Genny uncovers the truth behind real estate influencers. Can you make a passive income as a landlord? What do you need to know to become a real estate investor? Want to join the Frugal Living podcast community? You can find us on social media @frugallivingpod. The full show notes, including a transcript of the show, are located in the blog at Frugal.fm. This episode's sponsors are Aosom and Highlights. Looking to expand your financial knowledge this year? Learn everything you need to know about Series I bonds (including why they're such a popular investment for frugal-minded people this year). We also discuss what's an HSA and what higher mortgage rates mean for home buyers.
20:07
July 12, 2022
How do you make a living doing what you love? (Part 2)
How do you make a living doing what you love? (Part 2)
Kevin Carroll joins Frugal Living to talk about starting a successful game  company. This is part two of a two-part interview. Want to join the  Frugal Living podcast community? You can find us on social media: TikTok, Instagram, Facebook, and Linkedin. Find the full show notes, including a transcript of the show, at Frugal.fm. This episode's sponsors are Aosom and Highlights.
21:03
July 05, 2022
How do you make a living doing what you love? (Part 1)
How do you make a living doing what you love? (Part 1)
Kevin Carroll joins Frugal Living to talk about starting a successful game company. This is part one of a two-part interview. Want to join the Frugal Living podcast community? You can find us on social media @frugallivingpod. Find the full show notes, including a transcript of the show, at Frugal.fm. This episode's sponsors are Aosom and Highlights.
23:54
June 28, 2022
Why is everyone talking about HSAs?
Why is everyone talking about HSAs?
Marc Bautis returns to talk about health savings accounts and why they're so popular among savvy investors. Want to join the Frugal Living podcast community? You can find us on social media under the name FrugalLivingPod. Find the full show notes, including a transcript of the show, at Frugal.fm. This episode is sponsored by Aosom.
20:45
June 21, 2022
How do you beat inflation?
How do you beat inflation?
Casey Runyan, VP and Managing Editor at Brad's Deals, joins Jim to talk about how to beat inflation. If you can't fight high gas prices, where can you save money as prices rise? Casey shares travel tips, cooking tips, and more of the best ways to fight inflation at home. Want to join the Frugal Living podcast community? You can find us on social media: TikTok, Instagram, Facebook, and Linkedin. Find the full show notes, including a transcript of the show, at Frugal.fm. Want to better your financial situation this year? Here's everything you need to know about Series I bonds, a simple breakdown to answer the question, "What's an HSA?," and what higher mortgage rates mean for home buyers. We also breakdown how the bullwhip effect could mean stronger clearance deals this Black Friday.
23:22
June 14, 2022
Bonus: Is Prime Day the new Cyber Monday?
Bonus: Is Prime Day the new Cyber Monday?
Michael Ahene joins the show to discuss the history of Amazon's Prime Day, how it caught on, and what to expect from this year's sale. Frugal Living is a podcast for smart consumers. How do you spend less   and get more? The show, sponsored by Brad's Deals, features  interviews,  stories, tips, and tricks. Want to join the Frugal Living  podcast community? You can find us on social media @FrugalLivingPod on TikTok, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Linkedin.  The full show notes, including a transcript of the show, are located in the blog at Frugal.fm.
08:47
June 13, 2022
Can worms save the planet?
Can worms save the planet?
Cathy Nesbitt talks to Jim about vermicomposting, the decomposition process by which worms transform food waste into valuable soil amendments . . . for free! The conversation describes worm composting, gardening, and more. This week's sponsor: MKF Collection. The full show notes, including a transcript of the show, are located in the blog at Frugal.fm. Looking for more frugal ways to save the planet? Find out everything about rain barrels, or try these frugal backyard projects (one of which may also improve your local food web).
18:59
June 07, 2022
Why do we have credit scores?
Why do we have credit scores?
Sean Trainor and Angel Radcliffe share their insights into the history of credit scores, what goes into a credit report, and how to improve a credit score. For more information, check out Sean's article on the history of credit scores at Time or the book Creditworthy, by Josh Lauer. Want to join the Frugal Living podcast community? You can find us on social media: TikTok, Instagram, and Linkedin. Find the full show notes, including a transcript of the show, at Frugal.fm. Like Frugal Living? Check out Brad's Deals for a curated collection of deals every day.
16:01
May 31, 2022
How do you invest during uncertain times?
How do you invest during uncertain times?
How do I invest for inflation and what does it mean to invest during turbulent times? In this episode, Jim talks to Andy Wang, financial advisor and host of the Inspired Money podcast. This week's sponsor: MKF Collection. The full show notes, including a transcript of the show, are located in the blog at Frugal.fm. Looking for more information on frugal finance? We discuss the bullwhip effect (and what it means for deals this Black Friday), the benefits of Series I Bonds, especially during periods of high inflation, and why some investors love HSAs.
22:02
May 24, 2022
Bonus: Where do you find free movies online?
Bonus: Where do you find free movies online?
In this re-released episode Jim talks to Tasha Robinson, the film and TV editor at Polygon and co-host of The Next Picture Show podcast. The conversation covers how to find cheap shows and movies online. Frugal Living is a podcast for smart consumers. How do you spend less  and get more? The show, sponsored by Brad's Deals, features interviews,  stories, tips, and tricks. Want to join the Frugal Living podcast community? You can find us on social media: TikTok, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Linkedin This week's sponsor is MKF Collection. The show is brought to you by Brad's Deals. The full show notes, including a transcript of the show, are located in the blog at Frugal.fm.
21:22
May 10, 2022
Bonus: May the Fourth Be With You
Bonus: May the Fourth Be With You
How do you save on a Disney vacation? Jim talks with travel expert Mark Jackson about the new Star Wars attractions, Disney's resorts, and how to spend as little as possible at this popular family vacation destination. It's a special bonus episode made especially for Star Wars Day 2022. Want to join the Frugal Living podcast community? You can find us on social media: TikTok, Instagram, and Linkedin. Find the full show notes, including a transcript of the show, at Frugal.fm. The show is made possible by the team at Brad's Deals.
17:39
May 04, 2022
What is the FIRE movement? (Part 2)
What is the FIRE movement? (Part 2)
What does it mean to have Financial Independence and Retire Early? Jim chats with Diania Merriam, Chief Economeist of the EconoMe conference, about financial freedom (and frugality!). This is part two of a two-part interview. This week's sponsors are Aosom and MKF Collection. Frugal Living is brought to you by Brad's Deals. Want to join the Frugal Living podcast community? You can find us on social media: TikTok, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Linkedin The full show notes, including a transcript of the show, are located in the blog at Frugal.fm.
28:59
May 03, 2022
What is the FIRE movement? (Part 1)
What is the FIRE movement? (Part 1)
What does it mean to have Financial Independence and Retire Early? Jim chats with Diania Merriam, Chief Economeist of the EconoMe conference, about financial freedom (and frugality!).  This week's sponsors are Aosom and MKF Collection. Frugal Living is brought to you by Brad's Deals. Want to join the Frugal Living podcast community? You can find us on social media @frugallivingpod. The full show notes, including a transcript of the show, are located in the blog at Frugal.fm.
25:47
April 26, 2022
How do you pay off $50k in debt? (Part 2)
How do you pay off $50k in debt? (Part 2)
Tiffany Grant, host of the podcast Money Talk with Tiff, chats with Jim about extreme couponing, negotiating lower bills, and paying off $50,000 in debt. This is part two of a two-part conversation. This week's sponsors are Aosom and MKF Collection. The show is brought to you by Brad's Deals. Want to join the Frugal Living podcast community? You can find us on social media: TikTok, Instagram, and Linkedin. Find the full show notes, including a transcript of the show, at Frugal.fm. The show is made possible by the team at Brad's Deals.
21:17
April 19, 2022
How do you pay off $50k in debt? (Part 1)
How do you pay off $50k in debt? (Part 1)
Tiffany Grant, host of the podcast Money Talk with Tiff, chats with Jim about extreme couponing, negotiating lower bills, and paying off $50,000 in debt. This week's sponsors are Aosom and MKF Collection. Frugal Living is brought to you by Brad's Deals. Want to join the Frugal Living podcast community? You can find us on social media: TikTok, Instagram, Facebook, and Linkedin. The full show notes, including a transcript of the show, are located in the blog at Frugal.fm.
22:56
April 12, 2022
How do you start a successful business? (Part 2)
How do you start a successful business? (Part 2)
Frugal Living host Jim Markus continues his talk with Ted Lau, the CEO and founder of Ballistic Arts, about how he started his business. The discussion specifically focuses on how a frugal-minded person might use the same principles to find success in their own business. This is part two of our two-part discussion with Ted. This week's sponsor is Aosom! We're also sponsored by Brad's Deals. Want to join the Frugal Living podcast community? You can find us on social media: TikTok, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Linkedin. The full show notes, including a transcript of the show, are located in the blog at Frugal.fm.
20:59
April 05, 2022
How do you start a successful business? (Part 1)
How do you start a successful business? (Part 1)
In this episode of Frugal Living, Jim asks Ted Lau (CEO and founder of Ballistic Arts) about email marketing. We start by answering the question, why does everyone have my email address? The conversation expands to cover an even more interesting subject. How did Ted start a successful business? This is part one of a two-part interview on the topic. This week's sponsor is Aosom! We're also sponsored by Brad's Deals. Want to join the Frugal Living podcast community? You can find us on social media: TikTok, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Linkedin. The full show notes, including a transcript of the show, are located in the blog at Frugal.fm.
17:58
March 29, 2022
How do you pivot a startup?
How do you pivot a startup?
Jim Markus talks with Ruben Seyde, a cannabis entrepreneur, about his dynamic journey in this burgeoning industry. The show highlights how a frugal entrepreneur starts one business and deftly pivots into a more profitable direction. Find more about Ruben's company at DeliveredInc.co. You can also check out the sponsor of Frugal Living, Brad's Deals. This week's sponsor is Aosom! We're also sponsored by Brad's Deals. Want to join the Frugal Living podcast community? You can find us on social media: TikTok, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Linkedin The full show notes, including a transcript of the show, are located in the blog at Frugal.fm.
23:04
March 22, 2022
What's the best deal you can get with $5?
What's the best deal you can get with $5?
Jim hosts the first ever deal-hunting challenge on Frugal Living. We gave three guests five dollars (and a time limit of one week). In this episode, we learn what they found and you get to vote for a favorite! You'll find the voting link on social or at Frugal.fm. This week's sponsors: Aosom Brad's Deals Want to join the Frugal Living podcast community? You can find us on social media: Twitter Instagram Facebook Linkedin The full show notes, including a transcript of the show, are located in the blog at Frugal.fm.
16:43
March 15, 2022
What's the state of travel in 2022?
What's the state of travel in 2022?
Mark Jackson joins the show to discuss the state of travel in 2022. Topics include: What should I expect when you travel this year? How can I save money on a summer vacation? Mark's advice also includes tips on cheap cruises and using credit card points.  Want to join the Frugal Living community? You can find us on social media: Twitter Instagram Facebook Linkedin Our full show notes are located in the blog at Frugal.fm.
21:28
March 08, 2022
Does camping have to be expensive?
Does camping have to be expensive?
Heather Saulsbury joins the podcast to talk about the frugal aspects of camping, hiking, and foraging. You can find her at PNWbushcraft. We end this episode with a quote from the Terry Pratchett book, Men at Arms. Frugal Living is sponsored by Brad's Deals. Want to join the Frugal Living community? You can find us on social media: Twitter Instagram Facebook Linkedin Our full show notes are located in the blog at Frugal.fm.
22:39
March 01, 2022
How do you deal with clutter? (Part 2)
How do you deal with clutter? (Part 2)
In this episode, we continue our conversation with Jennifer  Howard. She wrote the book Clutter: An Untidy History. The discussion continues an exploration of the history of clutter and the way it still impacts our lives. This is part two of a  two-part interview. Frugal Living is sponsored by Brad's Deals. Want to join the Frugal Living community? You can find us on social media: Twitter Instagram Facebook Linkedin Our full show notes are located in the blog.
24:10
February 22, 2022
How do you deal with clutter? (Part 1)
How do you deal with clutter? (Part 1)
Jennifer Howard wrote the book Clutter: An Untidy History. In this episode of Frugal Living, she talks with Jim about real-world clutter problems and the robust history behind the stigmatized issue. This is part one of a two-part interview. Frugal Living is sponsored by Brad's Deals.  Check out the full transcript and blog at Frugal.fm.
23:49
February 15, 2022
What can you learn from a financial advisor? (Part 2)
What can you learn from a financial advisor? (Part 2)
In this episode, Jim continues his conversation with Marc Bautis about what it means to  be a fiduciary financial advisor. This is the second part of a two-part  episode. Want to hear more from this expert? You can find Marc at Bautis Financial and by listening to the Agent of Wealth podcast. This episode is sponsored by Brad's Deals.
23:56
February 08, 2022
What can you learn from a financial advisor? (Part 1)
What can you learn from a financial advisor? (Part 1)
In this episode, Jim speaks with Marc Bautis about what it means to be a fiduciary financial advisor. This is the first part of a two-part episode. Want to hear more from this expert? You can find Marc at Bautis Financial and by listening to the Agent of Wealth podcast This episode is sponsored, as always, by Brad's Deals. Check out the full transcript and blog at Frugal.fm.
23:08
February 01, 2022
The Financial Gym with Shannon McLay
The Financial Gym with Shannon McLay
Jim interviews Shannon McLay, founder of The Financial Gym, about her career and advice for frugal-minded people. For show notes and episode transcripts, visit Frugal.fm. We recently discussed how to protect your investments from inflation, what higher rates mean for home buyers, and how to invest during uncertain times.
21:11
November 16, 2021
Gardening with Megan Gilger
Gardening with Megan Gilger
Jim talks with Megan Gilger about the frugal world of gardening.  Looking for more frugal ways to save the planet? Find out everything about rain barrels, learn about vermicomposting, or try these frugal backyard projects (one of which may also improve your local food web).
21:06
November 09, 2021
Frugal Environmentalism with Lauren Ferree
Frugal Environmentalism with Lauren Ferree
Lauren Ferree talks with Jim about environmentalism and what it means for frugal people.
19:13
November 02, 2021
Entrepreneurship with Sarah St John
Entrepreneurship with Sarah St John
Sarah St John, host of the Frugalpreneur Podcast, joins Jim to talk about drop shipping and starting a business.
19:01
October 26, 2021
DIY Kombucha with Shannon Zhou
DIY Kombucha with Shannon Zhou
Jim interviews Shannon Zhou, Co-Founder of Virgin Leaf, about kombucha (and starting a business doing what you love).
21:34
October 19, 2021
Financial Literacy with John Schmoll
Financial Literacy with John Schmoll
Jim interviews John Schmoll, the founder of Frugal Rules, about his journey to financial literacy.
23:22
October 12, 2021
DIY Home Repairs with Ashley French
DIY Home Repairs with Ashley French
Jim interviews Ashley French about home repairs and DIY Projects.
20:20
October 05, 2021
Financial Freedom with Jamila Souffrant (Part 2)
Financial Freedom with Jamila Souffrant (Part 2)
Jim talks with Jamila Souffrant of The Journey To Launch Podcast about what it means to earn financial freedom. This is part two of a two-part interview.
17:40
September 28, 2021
Financial Freedom with Jamila Souffrant (Part 1)
Financial Freedom with Jamila Souffrant (Part 1)
Jim talks with Jamila Souffrant of The Journey To Launch Podcast about what it means to earn financial freedom. This is part one of a two-part interview.
22:08
September 21, 2021
Bonus Episode: Summer Travel in 2021
Bonus Episode: Summer Travel in 2021
In this bonus episode, Jim talks to Mark Jackson about travel this year. What can we expect when looking for travel deals this summer?
23:50
June 15, 2021
On Dumpster Diving
On Dumpster Diving
In this episode, Jim talks to Christina Deierling, a food-waste warrior who didn't buy groceries for a year.  Want to join the Frugal Living community? We're on social media: Twitter Instagram Facebook Linkedin And you can always find our full show notes at Frugal.fm. Looking for more frugal ways to save the planet? Learn about vermicomposting, find out everything about rain barrels, or try these frugal backyard projects (one of which may also improve your local food web).
18:55
May 25, 2021
How to Spot Fake Reviews (Part 2)
How to Spot Fake Reviews (Part 2)
This is part two of a two-part interview. Jim talks to Rob Gross, Co-Founder & COO of Fakespot. Rob discusses how some online marketplaces get away with hosting fake reviews for inferior products. . . and how to spot them.
16:32
May 18, 2021
How to Spot Fake Reviews (Part 1)
How to Spot Fake Reviews (Part 1)
Jim talks to Rob Gross, Co-Founder & COO of Fakespot. Rob discusses how some online marketplaces get away with hosting fake reviews for inferior products. . . and how to spot them.
22:01
May 11, 2021
Frugal Flowers
Frugal Flowers
Jim talks to Jake Leganski, who worked with FTD and ProFlowers, about finding deals on flowers.
23:31
May 04, 2021
How to Bike to Work
How to Bike to Work
Jim talks to Michael Ahene, a coworker and bike enthusiast, about a frugal and healthy way to commute.
18:35
April 27, 2021
Having a Kid is Expensive
Having a Kid is Expensive
Jim talks to Lindsay Weekes about frugal parenting. How do you save money on diapers? Clothes? What other expenses can you minimize with a frugal lifestyle?
19:60
April 20, 2021
The Smart Way to Buy a TV
The Smart Way to Buy a TV
Jim talks to David Dritsas, one of the tech editors at Brad's Deals, about how to find deals on TVs.
20:30
April 13, 2021
Episode 06: Where to Watch Movies for Free
Episode 06: Where to Watch Movies for Free
Jim talks to Tasha Robinson, the film and TV editor at Polygon and co-host of The Next Picture Show podcast. This episode covers how to find cheap shows and movies. The Frugal Living Podcast Frugal Living is a podcast for smart consumers. How do you spend less  and get more? The show, sponsored by Brad's Deals, features interviews,  stories, tips, and tricks.
21:32
November 18, 2020
Episode 05: Is It Possible to Use Reward Points to Travel the World?
Episode 05: Is It Possible to Use Reward Points to Travel the World?
In this episode of Frugal Living, Jim talks to Mark Jackson. Is it possible to use reward points (from credit cards, hotels, airlines, and elsewhere) to travel the world? Mark helps us answer that question. The Frugal Living Podcast Frugal Living is a podcast for smart consumers. How do you spend less and get more? The show, sponsored by Brad's Deals, features interviews, stories, tips, and tricks.
18:40
November 11, 2020
Episode 04: Board Games and Video Games and TTRPG Oh My!
Episode 04: Board Games and Video Games and TTRPG Oh My!
In this episode of Frugal Living, Jim interviews Samantha Nelson. They discuss the frugal way to find board games, video games, and tabletop role-playing games this holiday season. The Frugal Living Podcast Frugal Living is a podcast for smart consumers. How do you spend less and get more? The show, sponsored by Brad's Deals, features interviews, stories, tips, and tricks.
16:48
November 04, 2020
Episode 03: Online-Shopping Horror Stories
Episode 03: Online-Shopping Horror Stories
In this special Halloween episode of the Frugal Living podcast, host Jim Markus talks with Chris Rucks, Kaitlynn Kelly, and Ed Witt about their online-shopping horror stories.  The Frugal Living Podcast Frugal Living is a podcast for smart consumers. How do you spend less and get more? The show, sponsored by Brad's Deals, features interviews, stories, tips, and tricks.
15:35
October 28, 2020
Episode 02 - Open Secrets About Electronics Deals
Episode 02 - Open Secrets About Electronics Deals
In the second episode of the Frugal Living podcast, host Jim Markus talks with Michael Ahene and David Dritsas. These two tech experts have advice about spotting fakes, evaluating online stores, and finding the best deals on electronics. You can listen to the Frugal Living podcast here, on iTunes, on Spotify, or anywhere you go to find podcasts.
19:10
October 21, 2020
Episode 01: Is Black Friday Still a Thing?
Episode 01: Is Black Friday Still a Thing?
In this episode of the Frugal Living podcast, Casey Runyan helps us answer the question: Is Black Friday still a thing?
16:54
October 14, 2020
Episode 00: Frugal Living Trailer
Episode 00: Frugal Living Trailer
Frugal Living is a podcast for smart consumers. How do you spend less and get more? The show, sponsored by Brad's Deals, features interviews, stories, tips, and tricks.
01:11
October 12, 2020