Frugality is in my bones.
From attending a community college before public university to living with my wife in a stunning tree house that I built from salvaged materials to driving my 15-year-old Volvo – I’ve always avoided expensive stuff.
Here are my sometimes silly cheapskate tricks I’ve collected from a long life of adventures, at home and abroad.
At home and work:
A 1/2-inch binder clip beats any wallet. It holds cash, credit cards, and the rest. It’s smaller – takes less pocket space so it’s more comfortable – and costs basically nothing.