Non-Consumer Mish-Mash – Cold Houses, Frugality & Sophisticated Ashtrays

It’s time for another Non-Consumer Mish-Mash, where I write a little bit about this and a little bit about that. This (Very) Cold House Remember Ken Ilgunas? The man who lived in his van while attending graduate school and wrote about it in Walden on Wheels? ...more

Five Frugal Things

I’ve been sick, sick, sickity sick all week, so my normally frugal practices have taken...more

One Frugal Thing — Contentment

Lately I’ve been doing a lot of Five Frugal Things blog posts. Partially because they’re easy to write, but also to demonstrate how true frugality is a mix of the dramatic and the little stuff. And mostly, it is the little stuff ....more

Five Frugal Things

My friend Sasha brought a...more

Farewell Dear Bagels — A “Dear John” Letter

The following is a reprint of a previously published post. Enjoy! Dear Bagels, I can’t believe I’m having to write this letter ....more

Non-Consumer Photo Essay

The Non-Consumer Advocate has a number of different variations. There’s the blog proper, but then there’s also the Facebook group and my Instagram feed....more

Today I Am . . .

Today I am ...more

A Couple of Freebies

Do Your Taxes for Free! I am a big fan of using online...more

Five Frugal Things

I am coordinating my paper coupons and Safeway’s Just For U...more