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Welcome to the Art of Being Cheap, or ABC for short. This website is in the genre known as “blogs”, but I don’t talk about what I had for lunch or what I think famous people should do.  It’s not really about me at all, it’s about you.  I talk about all the different ways I save money, but it’s not really a diary format like most blogs, the format is more of an instructional manual to show you how you can save money.

ABC doesn’t focus on complicated financial strategies that are difficult to follow and hard to understand.  Instead most of the ideas you will find on this website are written in simple English with strategies that anybody can follow.  In many cases, I have written free java calculators you can use to calculate exactly how much you could save with these ideas.

Get started saving money

There is a lot of information on here, so how where do you get started?

The first place to look is this list of ABC’s top ten most popular articles.  You don’t have to do everything all at once, just pick out a couple ideas you can use to save money without making yourself feel burned out on budgeting.

When you have gone through those ideas, check out ABC’s top ten most overlooked ways to save money.

Now your off to a pretty good start.  If you want to dig deeper and get into advanced money saving, your ready to check out my complete article listing.  There is no reason to read every article, just read through the summaries and pick out the ones that you think can save you some dough.

Continue saving money

Next, you will probably want to continue to see the money saving articles as they come out, so here is how to make sure you see the headlines of the new articles in case it’s an idea you think you can use.  There are several ways to do that.

1. You can follow me on twitter.

2.  You can like me on facebook.

3. To have articles delivered to your email weekly, sign up on the right hand side of this page in the box labeled “email subscriptions”

About me

It’s traditional for blogs to have an about me page where I tell you all about myself.  All you need to know about me is that I am monomaniacal about saving money.  My hobbies include saving money, talking about saving money, writing about saving money, and making fun of people who pay too much for phone service.

So, thanks for stopping by my website.  I hope you find an idea that saves you money, and I hope you come back.  I hope you come back for two reasons.  First, I hope you find more ideas to save you money in the future, and secondly because your support helps me donate money to a charity that is chosen by ABC readers quarterly.  For this quarter’s charity, see the right hand side of this page.

If you have any questions, please email me at artofbeingcheap at