Tough times demand tough tactics. Could you ask the pet sitter for a break on the bill? Where do you fit on the tightwad-spendthrift scale? Is the dollar store looking pricey? It's cool to be frugal, according to these sites.
Frugal hacks. A "hack" in this case is a trick or a shortcut or a way of doing something smarter or better. Frugal hacks are tips on deals, hints for getting the most out of stores that honor coupons ("Do you CVS?" asks a poll), and guides to Web sites offering free shipping. There's even a discussion on whether it was wrong for the reader to ask for - and get - a discount from the pet sitter. How low can you go?